Category Archives: Evolutionary Biology

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Lungfish genome deciphered

sciencealert.com The Massive Genome of The Lungfish May Explain How We Made The Leap to Land Researchers just sequenced the entire genome of the endangered Australian lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri), which has the largest known animal genome. It is 14 times … Continue reading

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Some evolution is not adaptive

cosmosmagazine.com Useless evolution A molecular mechanism may evolve even though it provides no benefit just because it also provides no disadvantage – it simply happens because of biochemical quirk. By Deborah Devis Reprinted from Cosmos Magazine, January 18, 2021 It’s … Continue reading

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Early humans migrated to Israel

jewishpress.com How Carmel Cave Rodent Changed Scientists’ Understanding of Human Evolution “The tiny remains of the animals we examined are of paramount importance to the study of human evolution. With the help of fossils, one can determine under what conditions … Continue reading

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Another error in evolution theory

phys.org The most popular textbook example of punctuated evolution debunked The idea of fast-track evolution during speciation has been controversial. Critics of the theory of punctuated equilibrium found it difficult to believe that the evolutionary processes leading to new species … Continue reading

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Speech is puzzle of evolution

laboratoryequipment.com Chimpanzees Help Trace the Evolution of Human Speech The rhythm of chimpanzee lip-smacks also exhibit a speech-like signature—a critical step toward a possible solution to the puzzle of speech evolution. Monday, June 1, 2020 Press Release University of Warwick … Continue reading

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New book on evolution and ID

evolutionnews.org Book Excerpt: A Factory That Builds Factories That Build Factories That… Origin-of-life researchers, to their credit, haven’t been satisfied with thought experiments alone. There has been a great deal of effort expended over the past couple of decades trying … Continue reading

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Ancient plant sheds light on evolution

phys.org New ancient plant captures snapshot of evolution The new species, together with the previously described plant group Chaleuria of the same age, represents the first evidence of more advanced reproductive biology in land plants. The next example doesn’t appear … Continue reading

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We have to respect nature

cnet.com Jane Goodall’s Earth Day message: ‘Without hope there’s no point in continuing on’ If we don’t learn from this lesson that we should show more respect and we should try to protect the natural world, there will be another … Continue reading

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