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Posts tagged evolution

January 30, 2017

 

Biologist Shaun Clements

Can New DNA Science Help Keep Our Fish Safe?

Scientists are experimenting with species' environmental DNA to find out how far and how fast it travels in streams.

January 18, 2017

 

fossilized tomatillo

52 Million-Year-Old Tomatillo Fossils Rewrite Veggie History

Newly discovered fossils in Patagonia suggest the nightshade family started much earlier than believed, perhaps when dinosaurs roamed.

November 29, 2016

 

leaf cutter ants

Who Invented Agriculture First? It Sure Wasn’t Humans

Ants in Fiji farm plants and fertilize them with their poop, and they've been doing this for 3 million years, much longer than humans.

July 10, 2012

Did You Hear Something? 

Mimosa pudica flower

Verdant Vocalizations: Plants ‘Communicate’ With Sound

Animals may not be the only lifeforms with the capacity to swap information acoustically.

April 11, 2012

Animorphs Downstream! 

close up, macro, frog eggs

Roundup Makes Tadpoles Change Shape

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh reveals that America's most popular weedkiller can turn frog larvae into freaks of nature.

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