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Centipede's genes reveal how life evolved on our planet

Centipedes, those many-legged creatures that startle us in our homes and gardens, have been genetically sequenced for the first time. An international team of over 100 scientists today reveals how this humble arthropod’s DNA gave them new insight into how life developed on our planet. 509 more words


People ate mammoth; Dogs got reindeer

Biogeologists have shown how Gravettian people shared their food 30,000 years ago. Around 30,000 years ago Predmosti was inhabited by people of the pan-European Gravettian culture, who used the bones of more than 1000 mammoths to build their settlement and to ivory sculptures. 376 more words


Why lizards have bird breath: Iguanas evolved one-way lungs surprisingly like those of birds

Biologists long assumed that one-way air flow was a special adaptation in birds driven by the intense energy demands of flight. But now scientists have shown that bird-like breathing also developed in green iguanas – reptiles not known for high-capacity aerobic fitness. 697 more words


Darwin 2.0: New theory on speciation, diversity

It has long been thought that dramatic changes in a landscape like the formation of the Andes Mountain range or the Amazon River is the main driver that initiates species to diverge. 424 more words


The Chicken Tree

I just couldn’t pass up on this opportunity . . .

Sulfer shelf also known as chicken of the woods growing on a northern red oak. 9 more words


If Darwin was right

On The Origin of Species published on 24th November 1859 by Charles Darwin have a significant impact on the world that we were living today. It said to be the greatest argument to explain how living things exist on this planet without having to rely on God. 261 more words


Boiling a frog

I’ve been thinking, extinctions are like boiling a frog, slowly. Frog doesn’t know its happened until its too late.

But then, you may wonder why  the fuss about a few creepy crawlies. 159 more words