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2012-12-01 05:04:00

Does believing in evolution inevitably involve believing in determinism--that all human behavior and thinking is entirely subject to physical laws? Or can there be choice in the matter? Finding logic inadequate to resolve the issue, a new article posted on http://www.takeondarwin.com includes parables pitting feelings against logic. ROSENDALE, NY (PRWEB) November 30, 2012 Two stories published at http://www.takeondarwin.com challenge the assumption that, since humans evolved through purely...

Gene Mutations Begin Showing Up In Last 5,000 Years Of Human Evolution
2012-11-29 10:51:10

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a world that´s more than 4 billion years old, humans have only existed for a fraction of that–roughly 200,000 years. In those 200,000 years of existence, not a lot is known about genetic mutation until we close in on the last 5 to 10 thousand years. It is within that time that researchers believe nearly 75 percent of gene mutations have occurred, making our DNA distinctly different now than it was way back when. This...

Pork May Contain Harmful Bacteria
2012-11-28 14:52:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to an analysis by Consumer Reports, U.S. pork-chop and ground-pork contain significant amounts of harmful and antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The report found that about three percent to seven percent of the pork samples contained dangerous bacteria like salmonella, staphylococcus aureus and listeria monocytogenes. All of the bacteria are known to cause food borne illnesses. Consumer Reports said that widespread...

2012-11-27 12:29:40

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "The analysis released today by Consumer Reports about pork samples in the United States is yet another example of how the routine practice of feeding low doses of antibiotics to animals is a threat to human health," said Stephen McDonnell, CEO and founder of Applegate, the nation's leading producer of natural and organic meat. "This report should further empower the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take a stronger stand on this...

2012-11-27 11:23:43

A new twist on the evolution of species What happens when the modern evolutionary theory of punctuated equilibrium collides with the older theory of mosaic evolution? Part of the answer comes from a new, wide-ranging study by paleobiologists Melanie J Hopkins at the Museum fuer Naturkunde Berlin and Scott Lidgard at the Field Museum in Chicago. Their results are published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). While processes of evolution are largely...

Are Humans Getting Dumber?
2012-11-20 09:51:11

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Take a glance at the arc of human civilization. As just a few notable achievements, you might start with the discovery of agriculture before moving on to survey the architectural marvels of the ancient world, the revolution of Gutenberg´s printing press and finally landing on the modern ubiquity of rapidly evolving computer technology. This view tends to give a sense that the human intellect may have a nearly limitless...

2012-11-16 16:23:47

Researchers found significant regional variation and trends in antibiotic use between 1999-2010 SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research revealed during "Get Smart Week" shows that California joined Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington as the five states with the lowest antibiotic use in the nation in 2010. "Get Smart Week" is a national partnership launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to promote the appropriate use of...

Bacteria More Resistant To Antibiotics
2012-11-13 20:48:36

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New research is showing that a certain type of bacteria is becoming more resistant to antibiotic treatments. Extending the Cure (ETC) reported the second most common infection in the US, urinary tract infection (UTI), is becoming harder to treat with antibiotics. ETC, a project of the Centers for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, found the available arsenal of drugs used to treat UTIs are losing their effectiveness,...

2012-11-12 12:25:48

Consumer Group Highlights The Overuse of Drugs In Food Animals During CDC's "Get Smart About Antibiotics Week" YONKERS, N.Y., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, today called for a major reduction in the use of antibiotics in food animal production because their overuse promotes the spread of drug-resistant superbugs and makes antibiotics less effective for people. Consumers Union is calling attention to the overuse...

Dinosaurs Studied To Test Cope's Rule
2012-11-03 06:05:06

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Before noted paleontologist and ichthyologist Edward Cope passed away in 1897, he had devised a theory that has, to this day, its proponents and detractors. His theory, known today as Cope´s Rule, stated that animals will, in their own voyage through the process of evolution, grow ever larger. This evolutionary trend has been noted across the animal kingdom. Researchers from the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) want to...


Latest Evolutionary biology 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...

New Phytologist
2012-04-30 15:00:51

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
2012-04-29 22:59:00

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....

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