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Latest Natural selection Stories

2012-05-29 23:03:23

Darwin made adaptation to the environment the key property of evolved living creatures. That's all natural selection can do.

2012-05-24 20:08:53

Understanding the genetic diversity within and between populations has important implications for studies of human disease and evolution.

2012-05-09 11:50:03

Organisms are adapted to their environment through their individual characteristics, like body size and body weight.

Darwinian Selection Continues To Influence Human Evolution
2012-04-30 14:25:37

New evidence proves humans are continuing to evolve and that significant natural and sexual selection is still taking place in our species in the modern world.

2012-04-27 12:33:30

f Pygmies are known for one trait, it is their short stature: Pygmy men stand just 4'11" on average.

2012-04-23 13:15:39

Just as banks store away only the most valuable possessions in the most secure safes, cells prioritize which genes they guard most closely, researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) have found.

2012-04-19 11:23:56

In a dog-eat-dog world of ruthless competition and 'survival of the fittest,' new research from the University of Leicester reveals that individuals are genetically programmed to work together and cooperate with those who most resemble themselves.

2012-04-05 21:23:44

Bacteria are the most populous organisms on the planet.

Lizard Study Analyzes Importance Of The Founder Effect
2012-02-03 05:54:43

A team of American researchers have reportedly completed what they are calling the first experimental study of the phenomenon known as the founder effect -- the loss of genetic variation that occurs when a new population is established created using a small group from a larger existing population -- in a natural setting.

Social Networks Provide Clues To Natural Selection
2012-02-01 05:04:07

Think of them as a group of guys, hanging out together, but not spending much time with the ladies, nor getting much "action." Except these "guys" are forked fungus beetles.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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