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Whale Pelvic Bones Play A Key Role In Mating

Whale Pelvic Bones Play A Key Role In Mating

Robert Perkins, University of Southern California New study turns a long-accepted evolutionary assumption on its head, finding that whale pelvic bones play a key role in mating Both whales and dolphins have pelvic (hip) bones, evolutionary...

Latest Vestigiality Stories

2009-08-25 13:16:50

Scientists at the Duke University Medical Center say they've conducted the first study of the appendix through the ages and conclude Darwin was wrong. Duke scientists and collaborators from the University of Arizona and Arizona State University conclude Charles Darwin was wrong when he called the appendix a vestigial organ. The researchers said not only does the appendix appear in nature much more frequently than previously acknowledged, but it's been around much longer than anyone had...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.