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Flycatchers' Genomes Reveal How 1 Species Became 2
2012-10-25 09:07:53

Just how new species are established is still one of the most central questions in biology.

Largest Genomic Study Finds Khoe-San Peoples Are Unique
2012-09-20 14:55:11

Some 220 individuals from different regions in southern Africa participated in the research that led to the analysis of around 2.3 million DNA variants per individual – the biggest ever

Mysterious 'Copiale Cipher' Cracked
2011-10-25 07:25:07

The manuscript seems straight out of fiction: a strange handwritten message in abstract symbols and Roman letters meticulously covering 105 yellowing pages, hidden in the depths of an academic archive.

2010-05-27 15:55:03

It was not necessary to be literate to be able to access rune carvings in the 11th century.

2010-01-14 13:10:09

When ribosomes produce protein in all living cells, they do so through a chemical reaction that happens so fast that scientists have been puzzled.

2009-11-06 13:27:58

Plasmids, which are DNA molecules capable of independent replication in cells, have played an important role in gene technology.

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2009-02-12 15:14:14

The indigenous Samis in Sweden’s far north, once known for rounding up their reindeer on skis, have apparently traded in their skis for snowmobiles.

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2009-01-19 13:45:33

A Swedish scientist has reported the finding of a fossilized specimen that may provide new insight into how jawed vertebrates evolved.

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2009-01-13 08:55:34

Scientists found that Tasmanian “tigers” may have gone extinct due to inbreeding and are considering resurrecting the Australian marsupials 70 years after they ceased to exist.

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2008-12-03 16:05:00

Swedish researchers have identified a gene linked to increased susceptibility to the placebo effect, the mysterious capacity of some people to benefit from phony treatments with no verifiable therapeutic activity.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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