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Groundbreaking Genetic Study Reveals Secrets Of Bird

Groundbreaking Genetic Study Reveals Secrets Of Bird Evolution

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The secrets of how modern birds evolved and emerged following the mass extinction of the dinosaurs some 66 million years ago have long been hidden in their genes, but now an international...

Latest Evolution Stories

darwin birds
2014-11-24 03:00:32

Birds that are related, such as Darwin’s finches, but that vary in beak size and behavior specially evolved to their habitat are examples of a process called speciation.

insect gold wasp
2014-11-08 05:32:11

After an exhaustive two-year period of research, a large international team of scientists has finally unveiled its comprehensive evolutionary tree of insects on Earth in the journal Science.

ichthyosaur 1
2014-11-06 06:09:30

Researchers have located fossil evidence of an amphibious ichthyosaur, a discovery that for the first time links the dolphin-like ichthyosaur to its terrestrial ancestors and is reported in the November 5 advance online edition of the journal Nature.

child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
2014-10-29 06:39:22

A new study from Penn State and Brown University reveals that politics can have unintentional evolutionary consequences. These consequences can cause hastily issued policies that cascade into global, multigenerational problems.

2014-10-21 16:30:56

A Kickstarter project to fund a production run of premium-quality Pit Viper Sunglasses SALT LAKE CITY, Oct.

artificial protocells
2014-10-21 02:30:09

How did life originate? And can scientists create life? These questions not only occupy the minds of scientists interested in the origin of life, but also researchers working with technology of the future.

Sacramento Valley Red fox Photo Ben Sacks
2014-10-10 03:00:11

Researchers have for the first time investigated ancestry across the red fox genome, including the Y chromosome, or paternal line.

Darwin Had It Right All Along About Invasive Species
2014-10-06 03:25:14

Dov Sax of Brown University and Jason Fridley of Syracuse University aren't proposing a novel idea to explain species invasiveness. In fact, Charles Darwin articulated it first. What's new about Sax and Fridley's "Evolutionary Imbalance Hypothesis" (EIH) is that they've tested it using quantifiable evidence and report in Global Ecology and Biogeography that the EIH works well.

Nudibranch
2014-10-02 03:00:55

The evolution of worms, insects, vertebrates and other “bilateral” animals from less complex creatures like jellyfish and sea anemones with “radial” symmetry may have been facilitated by the emergence of a completely new "operating system" for controlling genetic instructions in the cell.

threespine sticklebacks
2014-09-19 02:00:10

Sticklebacks, the roaches of the fish world, are the ideal animal in which to study the genes that control body shape. They’ve moved from the ocean into tens of thousands of freshwater streams and lakes around the world, each time changing their skeleton to adapt to the new environment.


Latest Evolution Reference Libraries

Paleontology
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paleontology or Palaeontology is the scientific study of prehistoric life, including the study of fossils to determine the organisms evolution and interactions with each other and their environments. Paleontological observations have been documented as far back as 5th century BC. The science became established in the 18th century as a result of Georges Cuvier’s work on comparative anatomy, and it developed quickly within the 19th century. The term itself comes from Greek palaios, meaning...

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scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
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