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Determining Sexual Selection In Extinct Species
2013-01-30 08:11:48

According to a new study in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution, determining if certain extinct animals had sexually selective traits is possible, despite the fact that we cannot observe their behavior.

2013-01-11 10:14:47

When Charles Darwin first sketched how species evolved by natural selection, he drew what looked like a tree.

Snapshot Of Pupfish Evolution In Action
2013-01-10 15:28:17

Chris Martin has bred more than 3,000 hybrid fish in his time as a graduate student in evolution and ecology at UC Davis, a pursuit that has helped him create one of the most comprehensive snapshots of natural selection in the wild and demonstrated a key prediction in evolutionary biology.

Little Brown Bats Found To Have A Rare Active Jumping Gene
2013-01-04 07:37:34

Jumping genes, or transposable elements, are strange rogue sequences from which most of our DNA can be traced, but are largely idle in mammals. Johns Hopkins researchers report, however, that they have identified a new DNA sequence moving around in bats.

2012-12-29 05:00:30

In a comparison made between the actual progress of evolution and how it would have progressed if the mechanism had been genetic mutation and natural selection, the two progress in opposite directions.

The Evolution Of Grass Photosynthesis
2012-12-26 05:22:06

In examining the differences in photosynthetic activity among certain types of grasses, researchers from Brown University found that some plants are positioned to take evolutionary advantage of certain situations.

Giant Panda Genome Sequencing Reveals Population History
2012-12-17 05:16:35

By re-sequencing the genomes of nearly three dozen wild giant pandas, a team of Chinese scientists say that they have managed to construct a complete, continuous history of this rarest member of the bear family, from its origins to the current day.

2012-12-11 01:00:50

A new method that could give a deeper insight into evolutional biology by tracing directionality in gene migration has just appeared in EPJ Data Science.


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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Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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