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2014-05-21 11:03:07

In Lewis Carroll’s 1871 classic novel Through the Looking Glass, the Red Queen tells Alice: “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place.”

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2012-09-24 10:52:18

In relationships based on mutuality, the number of individuals involved can determine the rate at which species evolve

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2011-07-08 12:05:00

According to researchers, sex gives worms the power to fight off parasites.

2011-07-07 20:35:00

It seems we may have parasites to thank for the existence of sex as we know it.

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2009-10-29 08:48:02

Indiana University graduate student describes research studying populations of New Zealand freshwater snails that reproduce either sexually or asexually to determine if sexual reproduction offers advantages in parasite-rich environments


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