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The genomes of two species of water bears reveal clues about how they persist in extreme conditions, yet don’t resolve the animals’ debated evolutionary story.

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A cardiovascular surgeon’s research was rejected for publication because it referenced evolutionary theory, Turkish outlets report, while the university at the center of the tumult claims the story is false. 

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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: Image of the Day: Wrinkly, Crinkly Coral

Image of the Day: Wrinkly, Crinkly Coral

By | July 24, 2017

True to its name, the corrugated coral's (Pavona varians) skeleton forms intricate patterns of alternating ridges and furrows.

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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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image: Image of the Day: Wounded Coral

Image of the Day: Wounded Coral

By | July 13, 2017

Certain corals in the Gulf of Mexico were devastated by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s reverberating destruction.

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image: Neanderthal-Human Interbreeding Got an Early Start

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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image: Rampant Coral Bleaching Begins to Subside

Rampant Coral Bleaching Begins to Subside

By | June 23, 2017

The most destructive global coral bleaching event on record shows signs of remission in the Indian Ocean. 

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image: Image of the Day: Call the Coral Doctor

Image of the Day: Call the Coral Doctor

By | June 22, 2017

Scientists surveyed coral colonies in Hawaii for disease after a mystery pathogen caused tissue from the common rice coral (Montipora capitata) to degenerate.   

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