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Imagine living in an old black and white movie with not a color in sight. Well, people who have achromatopsia do just that, and researchers have discovered a new gene mutation that causes this disorder.
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Nearly four billion years ago, the first amino acids formed into the proteins that served as the building blocks of all living cells, and now a pair of studies reveal more about the processes behind this transition.
When it comes to females nematodes mating with males in New York, there's a good chance they'll die. They'll also produce much more offspring. Why is this?
Evolutionary selection is all about efficiency, so why do we still rely on males and sex to reproduce?
Scientists from Yale found that the house of cards model describes evolutionary operations better than the other two main theories.
A person’s degree of sensitivity to highly emotional information may depend to some degree on their genes, researchers from the University of British Columbia report in a new study.
The theory that all animal life emerged from the sea has been well covered, but much less is known about the creatures that went back. Whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles are examples of marine tetrapods--an exceptional group of animals that moved from the sea to the land and back again.
In 1858 Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace presented their paper “On the Origin of Species” to the Linnean Society. The two men had set out the theory of evolution and secured their place in the history books. But 27 years earlier a Scottish landowner and horticulturist, Patrick Matthew, came up with the very same idea of "evolution by natural selection".
John Harold Ostrom (February 18, 1928 – July 16, 2005) was an American Paleontologist who was greatly influential in the revival of scientific research on Dinosaurs. He is best known for demonstrating that Dinosaurs were less like contemporary reptiles but more closely related to large, flightless birds like the ostrich – a theory that holds its ground in the paleontological community to this day. John Ostrom was born and raised in Schenectady, New York. His father was a physician, and...
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...
The New Phytologist is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the New Phytologist Trust. It covers all aspects of plant science, with topics ranging from intracellular processes to global environmental change. Articles are published in the following categories: Original research articles, Research reviews, Commentaries, Letters, Meeting reports, Tansley reviews. The following topics and subtopics are covered: Physiology and development:...
Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research is a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Wiley-Blackwell. It was originally established in 1963, then reestablished in 1994 by John Wiley & Sons. It was published as ‘Zeitschrift für zoologische Systematik und Evolutionsforschung’ from March 1963 to June 1994. It was published by the Academic Publishers’ Association (Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft ) Frankfurt, Germany. The editor-in-chief is Dr....
- 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.