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2014-11-06 16:21:17

Customers Granted Special Access to the New Luxury Sports Sedan at Select Airport Locations ST. LOUIS, Nov.

Biologists Link Placenta Formation And Sexual Selection
2014-07-10 03:56:12

UC Riverside research shows fish with placentas are smaller and less brightly colored than non-placental fish

It's Not All Sexual Selection
2014-03-05 14:54:45

Since the days of Darwin, scientists have considered bird song to be an exclusively male trait, resulting from sexual selection. Now a team of researchers say that's not the whole story.

Infidelity Linked To Large Testicles
2014-01-29 10:15:23

The correlations between evolution and sperm, infidelity and sex will be a key element of Sexus, which will open in mid-February – and stay open for the entire year – to celebrate the museum’s bicentennial.

Engineering Plus Evolutionary Analyses Used To Answer Natural Selection Questions
2014-01-24 14:45:08

Introducing a new approach that combines evolutionary and engineering analyses to identify the targets of natural selection

Veil Of Ignorance Is Sometimes Bliss
2013-10-24 08:22:27

A range of examples suggests a lack of information about their fellows can favor cooperation and prevent conflict among animals — and even among genes

2013-09-18 15:43:41

Saving energy is important for humans and animals alike when resources are limited.

Genome Police Undermined By Selfish Gene
2013-03-05 10:58:36

Biologists have been observing the “selfish” genetic entity segregation distorter (SD) in fruit flies for decades. Its story is a thriller among molecules, in which the SD gene destroys maturing sperm that have a rival chromosome. A new study reveals a tactic that gives SD’s villainy an extra edge.

Humans, Chimps Utilize Same Genetic Variants To Fight Pathogens
2013-02-15 11:41:43

A new genome-wide analysis searched for evidence of long-lived balancing selection - where the evolutionary process acts not to select the single best adaptation but to maintain genetic variation in a population. The study revealed at least six regions of the genome where humans and chimpanzees share the same combination of genetic variants.


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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