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The Skull’s Petrous Bone and What It Can Tell Us About Ancient Humans: Q & A with Genetic Archaeologist David Reich

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Genetic archaeologist David Reich discusses how DNA retrieved from inch-long bone in the skull has accelerated our understanding of ancient humans.

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Virus Found to Adapt Through Newly Discovered Path of Evolution

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Biologists have discovered evidence for a new path of evolution, and with it a deeper understanding of how quickly organisms such as viruses can adapt to their environment. The findings, which address mysteries of how genes acquire new functions and how mutations arise, apply to investigations of viral diseases.

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Sea Turtles Use Flippers to Manipulate Food

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Sea turtles use their flippers to handle prey despite the limbs being evolutionarily designed for locomotion, a discovery by Monterey Bay Aquarium researchers published today in PeerJ.

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New Technology Reveals Secrets of Famous Neandertal Skeleton La Ferrassie 1

An international team of researchers, led by Dr. Asier Gomez-Olivencia of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and including Binghamton University anthropologist Rolf Quam, has provided new insights on one of the most famous Neandertal skeletons, discovered over 100 years ago: La Ferrassie 1.

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Spiders and Scorpions Have Co-Opted Leg Genes to Build Their Heads

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University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers Emily Setton and Prashant Sharma show that the common house spider and its arachnid relatives have dispensed with a gene involved in creating segmented heads, instead recycling leg genes to accomplish the task.

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Nobel Prize-Winner to Establish Social Business Center in Adelaide

The University of Adelaide has today signed a memorandum of understanding with Nobel Peace Prize-winning economist and entrepreneur Professor Muhammad Yunus to create a Yunus Social Business Centre in Adelaide.

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Why Aren't Humans ‘Knuckle-Walkers’?

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Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have cracked the evolutionary mystery of why chimpanzees and gorillas walk on their knuckles: The short explanation is that these African apes climb trees and they are mobile on the ground.

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Genetic Analysis Uncovers the Evolutionary Origin of Vertebrate Limbs

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Fish, mice and likely all modern-day vertebrates share genetic elements first used to develop the unpaired dorsal fin in ancient fish. They later copied these elements to produce paired appendages, like pelvic and pectoral fins, arms and legs.

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Male Squirrels Kill Offspring of Rivals in Years When Food Is Plentiful, Study Shows

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UAlberta researchers first to observe red squirrels killing other males’ pups when females produce two litters.







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