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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.

2012-07-11 13:39:12

Hormone-mimicking chemicals released into rivers have been found to impact the mating choices of fish, a new study has revealed.

Rare Glimpse Shows Origin Of Species
2012-07-10 14:06:33

Plant overcomes infertility to give rise to a new species in Scotland

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2012-07-09 14:13:08

Research has revealed just what is behind a birds' song, shedding more light on nature's melody.

Two Fused Species Give Rise To Plant Pest
2012-07-03 10:30:00

A fungal species native to Iran which attacks grasses is the result of natural hybridisation that occurred just a few hundred years ago

Tsunami Debris Could Harbor Invasive Species, Experts Warn
2012-06-08 05:45:18

While the 70-foot-long dock that washed ashore at an Oregon beach earlier this week may not be radioactively harmful or contain to chemical contaminants, scientists are warning that it is likely home to a different sort of threat.

2012-06-06 12:24:12

The palms that Vietnamese villagers weave into hats, many varieties of lichens that depend on the pristine environment of the Great Smoky Mountains, and small, shrub-like trees that are threatened by development and deforestation in Brazil were among the scores of plant and fungus species that scientists at The New York Botanical Garden discovered and described in the course of one year.


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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deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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