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Genomic Analysis Leaves Tardigrade Phylogeny Unclear
Abby Olena | Jul 27, 2017
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.
Update: Turkish University Allegedly Censors Research Study
Aggie Mika | Jul 25, 2017
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.
Islands North of Antarctica Key to Fish Species Diversity
Shawna Williams | Jul 24, 2017
Their waters served as refuges during ice ages, allowing for adaptation and the emergence of new species.
The Unlikely Relationship Between a Brittle Star and a Sea Pansy
Aggie Mika | Jul 17, 2017
The presence of similar light-emitting enzymes in the distantly related organisms lends new insight into bioluminescence evolution.
Image of the Day: Psychedelic Symbiosis
Staff | Jul 12, 2017
Thanks to the bioluminescent bacteria inhabiting its light organ, the vividly colored southern bobtail squid (
) can glow in the dark.
Neanderthal-Human Interbreeding Got an Early Start
Shawna Williams | Jul 5, 2017
Mitochondrial DNA in Neanderthal bone suggests humans first left Africa earlier than previously thought.
Transgenic Mouse Illuminates Melanoma Metastasis
Abby Olena | Jun 28, 2017
Glowing cells mark the routes of tumor spread by way of newly formed lymph vessels.
Government Nixes Teaching Evolution in Turkish Schools
Aggie Mika | Jun 23, 2017
Students will not learn the theory in primary and secondary schools nationwide.
Scientists Uncover Oldest
Fossils to Date
Diana Kwon | Jun 6, 2017
The new fossils push the origin of the human species back by 100,000 years.
Mammals May Have a 12-Hour Clock
Ashley Yeager | Jun 6, 2017
Data point to peaks in gene expression in the morning and evening that are distinct from day-night circadian cycles.