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By analyzing the genomes of 161 dog breeds, scientists discover how and when certain canine breeds emerged.

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The state’s board of education approves new standards that ease up on having students dig into scientific issues relevant to “intelligent design” arguments.

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Oklahoma De-funds Science Fair

By | April 12, 2017

Students launch a fundraising campaign to rescue the event, which was a casualty of budget cuts to the state’s education department. 

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Report: Boost Funds for Basic Science in Canada

By | April 12, 2017

An independent review of Canadian science reveals a need for additional funds to investigator-led, basic research.

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Drastic Cuts to Brazil’s Federal Science Budget

By | April 4, 2017

The 44 percent drop in funding is disproportionately large compared to overall reductions in government spending.

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The Invention Return on NIH Investments

By | April 2, 2017

Around 8 percent of grants funded by the National Institutes of Health resulted in patents.

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Study: Diet Contributes to Brain Size

By | March 30, 2017

The results of a historical primate behavior analysis suggest that species with fruit-filled diets evolved larger brains.

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Dinosaur Phylogenetic Tree Shake-Up

By | March 24, 2017

An analysis of 74 dinosaur species leads a group of researchers to reorganize the extinct animals’ evolutionary history.

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Sharks May Have Evolved from Acanthodians

By | March 14, 2017

Analysis of an ancient shark fossil provides the strongest evidence to date that modern sharks derive from a class of 400 million–year-old bony fish.

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“Buena vista” hypothesis suggests that changes in the sizes of eyes, rather than a shift from fins to limbs, led fish to transition to land more than 300 million years ago.  

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