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Posts tagged evolution

October 2, 2010

 

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What’s Red, Grey, Scaly And Has Feathers?

This description sure doesn't sound like the penguin we know today, but it is actually one of its great ancestors!

July 26, 2010

 

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The Evolution Of Cooking And The Human Brain

When did humans first begin to cook their food? How have we adapted to the dietary change?

July 8, 2010

 

Yaks rest on their way to Mount Everest.

Tibetans Hold Record For Evolutionary Speed

Tibetans can now not only lay claim to the tallest mountain peak in the world, but also to having the fastest-evolving gene in the human race.

June 24, 2010

 

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From Fins To Feet

Scientists are connecting the dots in the evolutionary journey from sea to soil.

May 25, 2010

 

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Why Do We Have 10 Fingers And 10 Toes?

Why not 5 or 15? Why is 10 the magic number when it comes to fingers and toes?

April 6, 2010

 

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Which Whale Came First, Meat-Eating Or Plant-Eating One?

Scientists have always struggled with this riddle...however, new research is giving some clues to the answer.

March 26, 2010

 

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How Do Antibodies Fight AIDS?

How do antibodies work to fight off diseases like AIDS?

December 28, 2009

 

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Evolution In Action

Why did rainforests evolve so much more diversity than other parts of the globe?

November 2, 2009

 

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Lancewoods And Moas Long Gone

How lancewood tree leaves change to defend against the moa, a flightless bird.

October 9, 2009

 

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Evolving Toward Cancer

Have humans evolved to be at risk for diseases like cancer?

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