molecular evolution

How man, but not chimp, evolved to have spike-free penis


March 10th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): Sex would be a very different, not to mention painful, proposition had man not evolved to lose spikes that once existed on the male penis.Researchers at Stanford University ... Read more...

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Study finds new answers to age-old question: What is life?


January 14th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): In a new collection of essays, experts from all walks of life - philosophy, science, and molecular evolution - present a variety of perspectives on defining life.According to ... Read more...

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NASA Finds Traces Of Life In One Of Saturn’s Moon, Reports Say


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:59 am ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Several novels and a number of movies have so far dealt with the concept of aliens and extra terrestrial life. All of them were limited to ... Read more...

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There’s a speed limit to the pace of evolution, say biologists


November 3rd, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 3 (ANI): Biologists at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a theoretical model that determines how quickly an organism will evolve using a catalogue of "evolutionary speed limits."The model ... Read more...

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Scientists identify first fish that switched from ultraviolet vision to violet vision


October 17th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 17 (ANI): Researchers from Emory University, US, have identified the first fish known to have switched from ultraviolet vision to violet vision, or the ability to see blue light.Their ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate genes that imbue us with uniquely human traits


September 2nd, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Humans and chimpanzees are genetically very similar yet clearly distinct in many ways. Scientists have isolated genes that evolved in humans after branching off from other primates, making ... Read more...

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What makes us uniquely human


September 2nd, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): In a remarkable piece of detective work, scientists working at Trinity College Dublin have discovered three genes that are unique to humans.In the study published online in Genome ... Read more...

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Scientists construct first ever genetic linkage map for saltwater crocodile


July 29th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): A team of scientists has constructed a first-generation genetic linkage map for the saltwater crocodile Crocodylus porosus.Dr Lee Miles, from the University of Sydney, worked with a team ... Read more...

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Process separate from natural selection also drives human evolution


January 27th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A new research, led by a group at Uppsala University in Sweden, has suggested that apart from natural selection, a separate neutral (nonadaptive) process has also made ... Read more...

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Scientists examine how Lake Baikal ‘drinks’ oil


August 5th, 2008 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Novosibirsk (Russia), Aug 5 (RIA Novosti) Russian scientists exploring the depths of Siberia's Lake Baikal are studying the processes through which the lake's organisms digest crude oil that seeps from cracks ... Read more...

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Living dinosaur tuatara is fastest evolving animal


March 24th, 2008 - 12:20 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, March 24 (IANS) The tuatara of New Zealand, often called a "living dinosaur", has DNA evolving faster than any other animal yet examined, according to a new study. The study, by ... Read more...

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Researchers pronounce Tuatara the fastest evolving animal


March 21st, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 21 (ANI): Evolutionary biologists at the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution say that they have recovered about 8000 years old DNA sequences from the bones of ... Read more...

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Ancient thermometer reveals primordial Earth’s temperature


February 8th, 2008 - 2:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A team of scientists has reconstructed proteins from ancient bacteria to measure the Earths temperature over the ages.Using this genetic equivalent of an ancient thermometer, scientists from the ... Read more...

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Scientists come closer to unravelling HIV-1 evolution


November 24th, 2007 - 5:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, November 24 (ANI): A study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) has brought unravelling the evolution of HIV-1 closer, by revealing that an essential component of the ... Read more...

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