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2015-01-12 23:06:00

A collaborative network designed to host, manage, analyze and share phenotypic and genotypic studies of plants and animals, Project Unity, in beta, is provided free of charge to the academic community.

zebra finches
2014-12-29 09:11:29

Just as getting drunk can impact a person’s ability (and willingness) to sing, consuming too much alcohol can have a similar effect on some types of birds, researchers from the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) have discovered in a new study.

2014-12-18 23:01:08

Robert Meredith, an assistant professor of biology and molecular biology at Montclair State University, is a lead author of “Evidence for Tooth Loss and the Acquisition of a Horny Beak in the

bird genomes
2014-12-12 04:32:58

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.

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.


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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
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.