Posts Tagged Evolution

The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week…

From advances in artificial intelligence to new evolutionary species knowledge, check out the most interesting science news for the past week from Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/50718-weekend-reading.html Advertisements

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New light on origins of modern humans…

Summary: The work confirms a dispersal of Homo sapiens from southern to eastern Africa immediately preceded the out-of-Africa migration… Read all about this research here at Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190320101957.htm

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Belated Darwin Day greetings…

Darwin Day is observed on February 12th to commemorate the life and work of Charles Darwin, read more about it here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin_Day And at these other links: https://darwinday.org/ http://Six facts about the evolution debate https://www.allaboutscience.org/darwin-day.htm

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Earth Once Swallowed Its Own Superocean. Could It Happen Again?…

The ancient supercontinent of Rodinia turned inside out as the Earth swallowed its own ocean some 700 million years ago, new research suggests… Read the rest of the article here at Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/64707-earth-swallowed-superocean.html

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Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week…

Enjoy some of the LiveScience.com most amazing images for the past week: https://www.livescience.com/50717-amazing-images.html

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The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week…

Space, health, dinosaurs, and mathematics are just a few of the topics covered in this week’s interesting science news articles from LiveScience.com… Read the articles here: https://www.livescience.com/50718-weekend-reading.html

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The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week…

From the Antarctic to outer space to Pacific Ocean depths and much more, have a look at some of the past weeks most interesting science news articles here at LiveScience.com:  https://www.livescience.com/50718-weekend-reading.html

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They’re Blue, Pink and Purple, and No One Has Ever Seen Them Before…

(Intro from nytimes.com) Deep in the Atacama Trench off the coast of Chile, researchers discovered three new species of snailfish… Read the full article here: They’re Blue, Pink and Purple, and No One Has Ever Seen Them Before…

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Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week…

Source (LiveScience.com): Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week

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Scientists draw new connections between climate change and warming oceans…

Summary:  Earth scientists exploring how ocean chemistry has evolved found similarities between an event 55 million years ago and current predicted trajectories of planet temperatures, with regards to inputs of CO2 into the atmosphere and oxygen levels in the oceans. As the oceans warm, oxygen decreases while hydrogen sulfide increases, making the oceans toxic and […]

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We Are Now Living in a New Geologic Age, Experts Say…

Intro:  We are all in the midst of a new geological age, experts say. This age, dubbed the Meghalayan, began 4,250 years ago when what was probably a planetwide drought struck Earth, according to the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)… Read three article here: https://www.livescience.com/63103-meghalayan-age-within-holocene-named.html

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Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week…

Have a look at some of this week’s best science photos at Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/50717-amazing-images.html

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This Week’s Strangest Science News…

Some of the most interestingly weird science stories for this past week from LiveScience.com: https://www.livescience.com/60046-strange-science-news.html

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The Galápagos Islands: Laboratory of Evolution…

The Galápagos Islands archipelago is home to a complex ecosystem with a fascinating geological history, as well as unique examples of plant and animal life. The islands’ flora and fauna inspired renowned naturalist Charles Darwin to formulate his theory of evolution, and thousands of tourists and scientists flock to the islands every year to further […]

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Natural History: Wallace and Darwin…

The following video presents a brief history on the work and eventual discoveries by naturalists Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin which led to the eventual theory of natural selection…

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‘Snowball Earth’ resulted from plate tectonics…

Summary:  About 700 million years ago, the Earth experienced unusual episodes of global cooling that geologists refer to as ‘Snowball Earth.’ Geologists now suggest that those major climate changes can be linked to one thing: the advent of plate tectonics… Read the article here at sciencedaily.com: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180507153141.htm

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Urban Darwinism: How Species Are Evolving to Survive in Cities…

Intro: In urban areas, the forces of rapid natural selection are leading to striking genetic changes in animals. Dutch biologist Menno Schilthuizen talks to Yale e360 about the transformations seen in creatures ranging from mice in Central Park to anole lizards in Puerto Rico…  Read the interview here: https://e360.yale.edu/features/urban-darwinism-how-species-are-evolving-to-survive-in-cities

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In Defense of Biodiversity: Why Protecting Species from Extinction Matters…

A number of biologists have recently made the argument that extinction is part of evolution and that saving species need not be a conservation priority. But this revisionist thinking shows a lack of understanding of evolution and an ignorance of the natural world…  Read the full article here at Yale Environment 360: http://e360.yale.edu/features/in-defense-of-biodiversity-why-protecting-species-from-extinction-matters

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