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2011-12-01 01:37:42

Study investigates why Indians with African ancestry were more fertile American Indians with African ancestry outdid 'full bloods' in reproductive terms in the early 1900s, despite the odds being against them, according to a new study by Michael Logan from the University of Tennessee in the US. Their increased fertility occurred at a time when things were not going particularly well for full bloods either - in social, economic and health terms. The work is published online in Springer's...

2010-11-22 19:29:39

Since 1871, when Charles Darwin wrote The Descent of Man, it has been widely accepted that "Variability is the necessary basis for the action of selection." Variability is associated with the ability to adapt, which is clearly beneficial at a species level. But there is increasing evidence that genetic variability may also give rise to advantages at the level of the individual. Steve Smith and Franz Suchentrunk at the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology, University of Veterinary Medicine,...


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Giant Lion's Paw, Nodipecten subnodosus
2013-04-16 20:43:17

Giant Lion’s Paw, Nodipecten subnodosus is a species of scallop belonging to the family Pectinidae. It is a native to Pacific and Gulf of California coasts of the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico, and southward to the western coast of Peru. This scallop releases both eggs and sperm during each annual spawn. The potential for self-fertilization, along with a high fecundity of more than 20 million eggs per spawn per individual contributes to an increased possibility of variance in...

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Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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