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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
- 105 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
- 106 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
- 108 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
- 1133 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
- 1208 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
- 1215 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
- 1388 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
- 1400 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
- 1404 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
- 1458 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
- 1462 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
- 1463 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
- 1472 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.
Brains of Neanderthals and Modern Humans Developed Differently
Science & Tech  (tags: brain, human, Neanderthal, birth, species )

Sophie
- 1498 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Germany have documented species differences in the pattern of brain development after birth that are likely to contribute to cognitive differences between modern humans and Neanderthals.
Homo Sapiens: Are We the First Software Species?
Science & Tech  (tags: homo sapiens, species, human )

Sophie
- 1604 days ago - dailygalaxy.com
For humans, our software, which we call our "culture," has become ever more important to our behavior. Homo sapiens sapiens is now predominately a software species, governed primarily by factors outside the genome, some of which are extrasomatic.
 

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