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How Sponges Spurred The Evolution Of Complex Life: Study

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March 10, 2014
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Scientists believe sponges helped oxygenate the deep ocean, making it an environment where complex, oxygen-using animals could evolve. Video provided by Newsy


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Fongoli Chimps

Fongoli Chimps

National Geographic (Mar. 15, 2012) — In Senegal, the recent discovery of a group of woodland chimps sharpening sticks and using them like spears to hunt is rocking the primatology world. First reported by National Geographic Emerging Explorer Jill Pruetz, these savanna dwelling chimps, named the Fongoli group, may provide a unique insight into the study of evolution, early hominids and our earliest ancestors.
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Ant Networks Could Be More Complex Than Google Algorithms

Ant Networks Could Be More Complex Than Google Algorithms

Newsy (May 27, 2014) — A new study claims the complex system ants use to seek out and collect food is surprisingly efficient — and gets better as ants age. Video provided by Newsy
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Center of the Center

Center of the Center

National Geographic (Apr. 9, 2012) — Stretching from Indonesia to Malaysia to the Philippines, the Coral Triangle covers less than one percent of the world’s ocean surface yet it contains more sea creatures than anywhere else on the planet. A team of researchers travels to the epicenter of the Coral Triangle to launch a five-year genetic study to determine where such great biodiversity came from and how it’s connected to all other marine life on Earth. One theory suggests that the Coral Triangle is so diverse because it is the origin of all life found in our oceans.
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