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February 15, 2010

 

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Dmitry Belyaev, Dogs, Cats, Foxes, And Domestication

How did animals slowly become domesticated? Find out how Dmitry Belyaev selected foxes based on tameness.

January 26, 2010

 

A bussel of purple grapes.

Grapes Give Up Their Secrets

Learn about the science of grape "breeding" on this Moment of Science.

December 30, 2009

 

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Fruit Fly Learning

New studies on fruit flies show that they use social learning to lay their eggs.

May 6, 2008

 

Dog and Cat Side-by-side

Breeding Cats and Dogs

Domesticated cats tend to show much less variety. A Siamese and a tabby are both shaped like, well, cats. While there are many different breeds of dogs.

December 5, 2007

 

Fully Spread Peacock

Runaway Tail!

One common misconception people have regarding evolution is that the gradual changing of physical forms always benefits the species in question.

November 20, 2007

 

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What Is a Species?

A species is the most basic unit of classification for all organisms that live, or have ever lived, on Earth.

November 13, 2007

 

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Inserting and Containing Genes

Scientists have come up with a way of keeping engineered genes from accidentally altering wild plants. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

October 9, 2007

 

Chimp To Human Evolution

Who’s More Evolved?

Humans are more highly "evolved" than chimps, right?

July 17, 2007

 

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Super Men (and Women)

We all know Kobe Bryant is an NBA superstar, but ten years from now you might see players that will make Kobe look like a junior varsity bench warmer.

October 2, 2006

 

a bottle of prescription pills

Using Genes to Pinpoint Prescriptions

Mapping the human genome is interesting, but why exactly is it useful?

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