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Posts tagged evolution

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?

August 17, 2009

 

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Dancing Birds Get Funky With Rhythm

Want to improve your groove when it comes to the Funky Chicken or the Electric Slide? Maybe you could take a lesson from the birds.

April 9, 2009

 

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Why Doesn’t Your Heart Get Tired?

Skeletal muscles are attached to bone structures and cannot stay long in a flexed position without depleting their energy reserves.

March 13, 2009

 

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Darwin’s Worms

Earthworms swallow soil, extract nutrients from it, then excrete the rest up onto the surface.

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