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Their waters served as refuges during ice ages, allowing for adaptation and the emergence of new species.

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Image of the Day: Whale Vision

By | July 20, 2017

Video footage from the back of a humpback whale offers a glimpse into these giants’ lives, including how fast they swim and how they catch their food.

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Scientists bring marine plankton back to life to study past climate change.

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Scientists examine floating traces of DNA left by fish to better understand New York’s aquatic life.

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The presence of similar light-emitting enzymes in the distantly related organisms lends new insight into bioluminescence evolution.

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Neanderthal-Human Interbreeding Got an Early Start

By | July 5, 2017

Mitochondrial DNA in Neanderthal bone suggests humans first left Africa earlier than previously thought.

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Students will not learn the theory in primary and secondary schools nationwide. 

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The new fossils push the origin of the human species back by 100,000 years.

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Mammals May Have a 12-Hour Clock

By | June 6, 2017

Data point to peaks in gene expression in the morning and evening that are distinct from day-night circadian cycles.

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image: Mammalian Jaws Evolved to Chew Sideways

Mammalian Jaws Evolved to Chew Sideways

By | June 1, 2017

Parallel evolution in jaws and teeth helped early mammals diversify their diets.

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