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A COMPUTER game has been launched in which users play God. Spore, by the creators of The Sims, allows gamers to create a single- celled creature which evolves during a quest to conquer outer space. (c) 2008 Sunday Mail; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.
Video gamemaker Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) is letting players of its new creature-building game â€œSporeâ€ create potential new areas of business for the company.
By Carl Zimmer By day, Thomas Near studies the evolution of fish, wading through streams in Kentucky and Mississippi in search of new species. By night, Near, an assistant professor at Yale University, is a heavy- duty gamer, steering tanks or playing football on his computer.
A new video game called "Spore," the result of a four year collaboration between video game designer Will Wright and a group of scientists, is teaching players evolutionary biology.
One of the things that makes the valley unique is that failure here is viewed as a learning experience, not a mark of shame.
By Staff Report TROY -- This is a log of the questions called in or brought into the Horticulture Helpline run by the Miami County Master Gardeners. The help line operates from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through August.
An investigation of the genes that govern spore formation in the bacteria B. subtilis shows that chance plays a significant role in determining which of the microbes sacrifice themselves for the colony and which go on to form spores.
A new study examining social behavior suggests certain individuals are genetically programmed to cheat and often will doâ€¦providing they can get away with it.
Take a flooded building in steamy New Orleans, and within days dark mold blooms on every surface, bringing the stench of decay to much of the hurricane-hit city.
As part of the search for better ways to track and clean up soil contaminants, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University have developed a new way to "image" the internal chemistry of bacteria.
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