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New Study Sheds Light On The Evolution Of Multicellularity
2012-01-19 12:21:23

One of the greatest mysteries of evolutionary biology revolves around the question of how Earth’s original single-celled ancestors — the predecessors of all life on the planet — first made the critical transition to multicellularity.

2012-01-18 00:16:54

More than 500 million years ago, single-celled organisms on the Earth’s surface began forming multicellular clusters that ultimately became plants and animals.

Biologists Replicate Key Evolutionary Step In Life On Earth
2012-01-17 08:00:10

More than 500 million years ago, single-celled organisms on Earth's surface began forming multi-cellular clusters that ultimately became plants and animals.

2012-01-06 08:00:00

The Biology and Health Website EurekaMag.com publishes insights into all areas of biological science.

2011-12-23 08:00:00

The Bio Magazine EurekaMag.com publishes articles in all areas of biological science.

2011-10-05 19:05:58

Scientists call it LUCA, the Last Universal Common Ancestor, but they don't know much about this great-grandparent of all living things.

2011-09-22 21:30:32

Maintaining fluid balance in the body is essential to survival, from the tiniest protozoa to the mightiest of mammals.

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2011-09-14 23:06:31

Scientists have synthesized from scratch a so-called chromosome 'arm' - one of the largest DNA molecules ever synthesized/

2011-09-13 12:41:17

Consider that some strains of algae produce toxins lethal to wildlife, fish and plants.

2011-09-01 16:57:09

Understanding the flow and processing of carbon in the world's oceans, which cover 70 percent of Earth's surface, is central to understanding global climate cycles, with many questions remaining unanswered.


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2014-01-12 00:00:00

Biology is the study of living organisms. Before the 19th century, biology was known as natural history (the study of all living things). Gottfried Reinhold Treviranus was the first person to coin the term biology. Biology comes from the Greek words bios (meaning "life") and logia (meaning "study of"). It is a common science that is a standard subject in schools and universities around the world. Over a million papers are published annually in biology and medicinal journals. Not just a...

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upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
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The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.