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Abundance inequality in freshwater communities has an ecological origin

In nearly every biological community, distributions among species are highly uneven. That is, there is a large number of rare species with very few members and only a small number of common species concentrating most members of the community. read more

ESF lists top 10 new species for 2016

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK -- A hominin in the same genus as humans and an ape nicknamed "Laia" that might provide clues to the origin of humans are among the discoveries identified by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) as the Top 10 New Species of 2016. read more

Oldest actinopterygian from China provides new evidence for origin of ray-finned fishes

Osteichthyans, or bony fishes, comprise two categories, each containing over 32,000 living species: Sarcopterygii (lobe-finned fishes and tetrapods) and Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes). Nevertheless, actinopterygians have an obscure early evolutionary history. Show More Summary

Academic Bun Fight Over an Extraordinary Claim: do Tardigrades Have Extensive Horizontal Gene Transfer Like Bacteria?!

Original Paper: Evidence for extensive horizontal gene transfer from the draft genome of a tardigrade Authors:Boothby et alAbstract:Horizontal gene transfer (HGT), or the transfer of genes between species, has been recognized recently as more pervasive than previously suspected. Show More Summary

New species from the Pliocene of Tibet reveals origin of ice age mountain sheep

Modern wild sheep, Ovis, is widespread in the mountain ranges of the Caucasus through Himalaya, Tibetan Plateau, Tianshan-Altai, eastern Siberia, and the Rocky Mountains in North America. In Eurasia, fossil sheep are known by a few isolated...Show More Summary

Discovery of a fundamental limit to the evolution of the genetic code

Nature is constantly evolving--its limits determined only by variations that threaten the viability of species. Research into the origin and expansion of the genetic code are fundamental to explain the evolution of life. read more

Art + Science = Awesome bacteriological book art!The cover of...

Art + Science = Awesome bacteriological book art! The cover of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species was made using nearly 36 different species of bacteria. UK-based Bacteriologist Simon Park, professor at the University of Surrey, created this work of bioart using C-Mould, his collection of bacteria that was nearly 10 years in the making. Show More Summary

Evolution And Science Education: Religion Needs To Butt Out

Since Darwin published his theory of evolution in his book On the Origin of the Species in 1859, his theory, and its implications, have been the source of much contention in the United States. Today, more than 150 years later, parents are still fighting against the inclusion of his theory of evolution as part of... Show More Summary

Why Evolution Can't Save Some Species From Extinction

Instead of becoming extinct, why don't endangered species adapt to the environment and evolve? This question was originally answered on Quora by Jeff Collins.

This Guy Made an Origin of Species Cover With Bacteria—Even the ‘Paper’

last monthArts : Wired: Design

Simon Park is recreating Darwin's Origin of Species entirely out of bacteria. The post This Guy Made an Origin of Species Cover With Bacteria—Even the 'Paper' appeared first on WIRED.

Scientist Creates Cover for Darwin's 'Origin of Species,' Made From Bacteria

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Dr. Simon Park used a cellulose-producing bacterium to make the paper, and "illustrated" it using different-colored organisms.

Bizarre New Edition of Charles Darwin Book Features First Ever Bacteria-Grown Cover

Dr Simon Park, a senior lecturer in molecular biology at Surrey University, has created the first ever cover of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species made entirely from bacteria. The seminal text, first published in 1859, laid the...Show More Summary

More than 100 years of car evolution could reveal where the industry is going next

In a new study, researchers treat car models as species that originate and die when their production cycles begin and end.

The Charming Doodles Charles Darwin’s Children Left All Over the Manuscript of ‘On the Origin of Species

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

From fish with legs to carrot cavalries, an endearing testament to the human life of science.

Indonesian 'Hobbits' may have died out sooner than thought

An ancient species of pint-sized humans discovered in the tropics of Indonesia may have met their demise earlier than once believed, according to an international team of scientists who reinvestigated the original finding. PublishedShow More Summary

"World’s First" Bacteria-Grown Book Combines Science and Culture

Dr. Simon Park's microorganisms have produced their own copy of 'On the Origin of Species.'

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

The original “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” was a fluke. A charming, warmhearted fluke, but a fluke nonetheless. It was broad and sitcom-y but it resonated with a wide array of moviegoers, despite the peculiarities of its cultural specificity, and it made a mind-boggling $369 million worldwide in 2002. Show More Summary

Genomes of chimpanzee parasite species reveal evolution of human malaria

PHILADELPHIA - Understanding the origins of emerging diseases - as well as more established disease agents -- is critical to gauge future human infection risks and find new treatment and prevention approaches. This holds true for malaria, which kills more than 500,000 people a year. Show More Summary

Louisiana black bear, the original teddy bear, off threatened list

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Louisiana black bear, inspiration for the teddy bear, will be taken off the U.S. list of threatened species, the Interior Department said on Thursday.

Scientists watching rapidly evolving fish morph into two distinct forms in real time

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Scientists are watching a new species evolve before their eyes — even as the original species evolves in another direction. A new study published in PLOS Genetics by researchers from Eawag and the University of Bern examines the rapid evolution of new species of threespine stickleback in a...

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