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Posts tagged evolution

May 21, 2013

 

The box jelly has a distinctive four-sided structure

The Alien ‘Brain’ Of The Box Jelly

The box jelly has evolved a central nervous system unlike any other animal on Earth.

January 14, 2013

 

man staring at the chalkboard

Why Does The Sound Of Fingernails On A Chalkboard Annoy Us?

Have you ever wondered why the sound of scraping a chalkboard seems so terrible to the human ear?

December 5, 2012

 

Pikaia Gracilens

Pikaia Gracilens Are One Of Our Oldest Ancestors

We're related... to something that looks like an eel!

May 30, 2012

 

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What Does Brewer’s Yeast Have To Do With Evolution?

Researchers experimenting with yeast think evolution from single-celled to multi-celled organisms might have happened in the blink of an eye.

March 16, 2012

 

clock on white background

Does Life Evolve The Same Way, Twice?

Suppose you had the ability to wind back the clock to just before life appeared on earth and let it all happen again. Would life evolve in the same way twice?

February 15, 2012

 

a rabbit sits still, hiding from a predator

Freeze!

Ever been so scared that you can't move? Well freezing is actually an effective defense mechanism!

January 18, 2012

 

Chest X-ray

How To Create A Superbug

When the drugs we use to heal us create unintended monsters.

December 1, 2011

 

bee_flower

Landing Strips For Bees

Flowers broadcast their hidden treasure with bright colors, sweet scents and beautiful markings. However, flowers' markings are more than cosmetic...

October 12, 2011

 

man walking

Does A Bigger Butt Mean A Better Strut?

A small gluteus does fine at positioning the hip bone for tree climbing, but not for walking...

July 29, 2011

 

bunny rabbit on a scale

Giant Rabbits Once Hopped Around Earth

At over a foot and a half in height and twenty-six pounds, the super rabbit was a big bunny!

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