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July 31, 2015

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July 31, 2015

July 16, 2015 — Mammals were evolving up to 10 times faster in the middle of the Jurassic than they were at the end of the period, coinciding with an explosion of new adaptations, new research ... read more

July 15, 2015 — Drawing inspiration from a class on coarse-graining methods in physics, researchers realized that the technique could be used to understand how microbes evolve over time. The results reveal microbial ... read more

July 15, 2015 — The first detailed and comprehensive analysis on the ear bone of Triassic cynodonts has completed, and researchers have found some noticeable variations in the morphology of this bone -- even among ... read more

Molecular Architecture of Cell Fission Processes Has Been Revealed

July 15, 2015 — Biological evolution has always gone hand in hand with cell evolution. The cells of eukaryotes, the most advanced branch in the evolutionary tree, are characterized by the fact that their nuclei are ... read more

You Need This Hole in the Head -- To Be Smart

July 15, 2015 — Researchers have shown that intelligence in animal species can be estimated by the size of the holes in the skull through which the arteries ... read more

Melon Genome Study Reveals Recent Impacts of Breeding

July 14, 2015 — The first comprehensive genome analyses of seven melon varieties has been completed, providing breeders new knowledge important for understanding phenotypic variability and helping increasing plant ... read more

July 14, 2015 — Joseph Manthey's paper in Molecular Ecology has been hailed as a 'blueprint' for future isolation-by-environment ... read more

July 14, 2015 — Human hands may be more primitive than chimp's. Human hand proportions have changed little from those of the last common ancestor (LCA) of chimpanzees and humans. These findings indicate that ... read more

July 13, 2015 — Blind cavefish that have adapted to annual cycles of starvation and binge-eating have mutations in the gene MC4R, the same gene that is mutated in certain obese people with insatiable appetites, ... read more

July 13, 2015 — It's no coincidence that the earthworm's slender shape makes it perfect for weaving through narrow tunnels. Evolution molds the shapes of living creatures according to the benefits they ... read more

July 13, 2015 — If not for a single genetic mutation, each kernel on a juicy corn cob would be trapped inside a inedible casing as tough as a walnut shell. The mutation switches one amino acid for another at a ... read more

July 9, 2015 — The quality of waters can be assessed using of the organisms occurring therein. This approach often results in errors, because many species look alike. Therefore, new methods focus on DNA analyses ... read more

July 8, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a striking new species of horned dinosaur based on fossils collected from a bone bed in southern Alberta, Canada. Wendiceratops pinhornensis was approximately 6 meters long ... read more

Recent Agricultural Pest Stems from One Fly Generation's Big Genetic Shift, Evolution Study Finds

July 8, 2015 — The genes of a fruit fly that has plagued American apple producers for more than 150 years is the result of an extremely rapid evolutionary change, a new study ... read more

July 7, 2015 — The error-free distribution of genetic material during cell division is important for preventing the development of tumor cells. Researchers have uncovered a new important function of the human ... read more

July 4, 2015 — A climate-induced change of male dragon lizards into females occurring in the wild has been confirmed for the first time, according to recent ... read more

July 2, 2015 — The author of a new study of evolutionary convergence argues that the development of life on Earth is predictable, meaning that similar organisms should therefore have appeared on other, Earth-like ... read more

The Sting in Dengue's Tail

July 2, 2015 — Scientists have identified how small changes in dengue's viral genome can affect the virus' ability to manipulate human immune defenses and spread more ... read more

July 2, 2015 — The first comprehensive analysis of the woolly mammoth genome reveals extensive genetic changes that allowed mammoths to adapt Arctic life, including skin and hair development, insulin signaling, fat ... read more

July 1, 2015 — Scientists have peered into the eye-like structure of single-celled marine plankton called warnowiids and found it contains many of the components of a complex ... read more

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