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Evolutionary Tree Of Life Goes Digital
2012-10-17 13:25:34

A biologist at the Imperial College London has created an interactive website that allows users to explore evolutionary history by clicking and zooming in on a virtual tree of life.

2012-09-19 17:01:24

DNA barcoding developed by University of Guelph researchers has proven up to 88 per cent effective in authenticating natural health products.

Female Pit Vipers Give Birth Without Mating
2012-09-12 12:04:30

In what could be the ultimate act of feminism, wild female North American pit vipers have been shown to give birth without mating.

Seawater Contains DNA Of Marine Fish And Mammals
2012-08-31 07:49:07

Researchers have found that fish and marine mammals leave behind traces of DNA that can be found in as little as half liter of seawater.

Why Do Some Younger Animal Families Have More Species Tha Older Families?
2012-08-29 13:30:11

Basic logic would suggest that the longer a species is around—the more time it has to adapt and evolve, eventually sprouting another whole branch on the tree of life.

One Extinction Leads To Another
2012-08-20 10:09:46

According to new research, when a carnivore becomes extinct, other predatory species could soon tag along.

Neanderthals And Humans - Interbreeding Or Common Ancestry
2012-08-14 07:51:50

A new study from the University of Cambridge finds that the DNA similarities between Neanderthals and modern humans are more likely to have arisen from a shared common ancestor than from interbreeding.

Sea Star Evolution
2012-07-26 14:08:55

How quickly can new species arise? In as little as 6,000 years, according to a study of Australian sea stars.

2012-07-19 13:46:06

Most of the world's species are still unknown to science although many researchers grappled to address the question of how many species there are on Earth over the recent decades.


Latest Species Reference Libraries

Paleozoology
2013-09-30 13:34:57

Paleozoology, also spelled Palaeozoology, is a branch of many other sciences including zoology and paleontology that focuses on recovering cellular matter from animal remains that are large enough to be seen without the help of a microscope, known as macrofossils. This study is primarily used in the context of archeology and geology and aids in recreating ancient ecosystems and prehistoric environments. Paleozoologists study the tissues of many types of animals including sharks, echinoderms,...

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2007-06-24 20:15:53

The Three-Spined Stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus, is a fish native to much of northern Europe, northern Asia and North America. It has been introduced into parts of southern and central Europe. Three subspecies that are currently recognized by the IUCN are Gasterosteus aculeatus aculeatus, which is found in most of the species range, and is the subspecies most strictly termed the Three-Spined Stickleback; its common name in England is the Tiddler, although "tittlebat" is also sometimes...

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Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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