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Microbes Could Help Solve Sex Crimes
Science & Tech  (tags: world, study, science, research, news, investigation, interesting, humans, health, environment, discovery, microbes, solve, sex crimes, microbial, species, pubic hair, rapists )

Darren
- 76 days ago - the-scientist.com
Microbial species found in pubic hair samples could help track down rapists.
Genome Digest
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, society, scientists, science, research, investigation, interesting, humans, genome digest, sequence, map, decode, species, genomes )

Darren
- 85 days ago - the-scientist.com
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species' genomes
New Deep-Sea Animal Species Look Like Mushrooms But Defy Classification
Science & Tech  (tags: evolution, animal, dendrogramma, mushrooms, species, ocean, animals, discovery, research, science, scientists, study )

Lone
- 182 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
A handful of strange mushroom-shaped animals discovered in the deep sea off Australia in the 1980s have finally been named by scientists.
Tiny Genetic Differences Between Humans and Other Primates Pervade the Genome
Science & Tech  (tags: world, humans, history, genetic, primates, genome, Charles Darwin, evolution, species, gorilla, chimpanzee, bonobos )

Darren
- 183 days ago - scientificamerican.com
In 1871 Charles Darwin surmised that humans were evolutionarily closer to the African apes than to any other species alive. The recent sequencing of the gorilla, chimpanzee & bonobo genomes confirms that supposition & provides a clearer view of how. . .
Century After Extinction, Passenger Pigeons Remain Iconic--And Scientists Hope to Bring Them Back
Science & Tech  (tags: passenger pigeon, martha, deextinction, DNA, animals, species, Iconic, scientists, science, biologists, environment, humans, research, study, technology )

Lone
- 185 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
The 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, last of her kind, finds biologists dreaming of preventing or reversing extinctions.
Researcher Warns of Invasive Species Used as Weapons
Science & Tech  (tags: Researcher, Warns, of, Invasive, Species, Used, as, Weapons )

Agnes
- 1210 days ago - treehugger.com
As most people know, when a non-native organism is introduced into a foreign habitat it can have a devastating impact on the plants and animals that make up that ecosystem -- like an ecological ticking time-bomb. But despite the notion that invasive
Planet Is Home to 8.7 Million Species: Study
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, Planet, species, study )

Agnes
- 1285 days ago - independent.co.uk
Some 8.7 million different species exist on Earth, though a tiny amount of those have actually been discovered and catalogued, researchers said Tuesday. The count, described by the open access journal PLoS Biology in which it is presented as "the most p
Species Flee Warming Faster Than Previously Thought
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, environment, species, study )

Agnes
- 1292 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Animals and plants are shifting their natural home ranges towards the cooler poles three times faster than scientists previously thought. In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers looked at the effects of temperature on over 2,000 species.
Scientists Track Great Hammerhead Shark Migration
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Shark Migration, Species, Water, UM )

Nancy
- 1465 days ago - sciencedaily.com
A study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science details the first scientific research to successfully track a great hammerhead shark using satellite tag technology.
Earliest Humans Not So Different From Us, Research Suggests
Science & Tech  (tags: human, evolution, species, grunts, monosyllables )

Deena
- 1477 days ago - sciencedaily.com
That human evolution follows a progressive trajectory is one of the most deeply-entrenched assumptions about our species. This assumption is often expressed in popular media by showing cavemen speaking in grunts and monosyllables .
Simple Marine Worms Distantly Related to Humans
Science & Tech  (tags: Marine Worms, Humans, Mammals, Species, Life )

Nancy
- 1481 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Two groups of lowly marine worms are related to complex species including vertebrates (such as humans) and starfish, according to new research. Previously thought to be an evolutionary link between simple animals such as jellyfish and the rest of animal
New Mistletoe Species Discovered By Kew Gardens Experts
Science & Tech  (tags: species, plant, garden, orchid )

Deena
- 1535 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
A new species of tropical mistletoe has been described by scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London.
Age Doesn't Matter: New Genes Are as Essential as Ancient Ones
Science & Tech  (tags: Genes, species, evolutionary history, life, age )

Nancy
- 1539 days ago - sciencedaily.com
New genes that have evolved in species as little as one million years ago -- a virtual blink in evolutionary history -- can be just as essential for life as ancient genes, startling new research has discovered.
Similarities in the Embryonic Development of Various Animal Species Are Also Found at Molecular Level
Science & Tech  (tags: Embryonic Development, Science, Animal, Species )

Nancy
- 1540 days ago - sciencedaily.com
The astonishing similarity in the appearance of embryos from different animal species was observed as far back as the 19th century by scientists such as Karl von Baer, Charles Darwin and Ernst Haeckel.
New Species of Bacteria Found in Titanic 'Rusticles'
Science & Tech  (tags: species, bacteria, Titanic, microbe, rusticles )

Anna
- 1549 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A never-before-seen microbe has been found in the wreck of RMS Titanic.The Halomonas titanicae bacterium was found in "rusticles", the porous and delicate icicle-like structures that form on rusting iron.
 

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