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Bird Genomes Abound
Ruth Williams | Dec 11, 2014
Scientists complete the largest-ever comparative genomic study of birds.
Evolution in Oil Droplets
Bob Grant | Dec 9, 2014
For the first time, researchers have mimicked biological evolution using chemicals instead of living organisms.
Gene Jumped to All Three Domains of Life
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2014
By horizontal gene transfer, an antibacterial gene family has dispersed to a plant, an insect, several fungi, and an archaeon.
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2014
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One Plus One Equals One
John Archibald | Dec 1, 2014
In Chapter 7, “Green Evolution, Green Revolution,” author John Archibald describes how endosymbiosis helped color the Earth in a verdant hue.
Mosquito Genomes Galore
Ruth Williams | Nov 27, 2014
Whole-genome sequences of 16 different mosquito species reveal rapid evolution and could inform malaria research.
Barley Key to Mankind’s Alpine Incursion
Bob Grant | Nov 24, 2014
The cold-tolerant cereal crop allowed humans to live and farm higher than ever starting more than 3,000 years ago.
When Males Kill Young
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Nov 13, 2014
Many social factors contributed to the evolution of male infanticide in mammal societies.
Butterfly Eyespots Deflect Predation
Bob Grant | Nov 12, 2014
Researchers show that patterned coloration can be an effective means of distracting predators from vital body parts.
Molly Sharlach | Nov 11, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research