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Florida State University, FSU, Joseph Travis, Michael Ruse, Arts And Sciences, Philosophy, Biology, Origins, Evolution

Researchers Look to the Past -- and the Future -- in "˜Evolution: the First Four Billion Years'

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One is a biologist; the other is a historian and philosopher. Together, two Florida State University professors from very different backgrounds have assembled what many are already calling the definitive work on the subject of evolution.

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Evolution, Ecosystems, Climate Change

Evolution, Ecosystems May Buffer Some Species Against Climate Change

Although ecologists expect many species will be harmed by climate change, some species could be buffered by their potential to evolve or by changes in their surrounding ecosystems.

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David Conover, Atlantic Silverslide, Fish Evolution Reversal

"Undesirable" Evolution Can be Reversed in Fish

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In an intriguing 21st century example of Darwinism, researchers demonstrate that fish will again grow to larger sizes and produce more young when size-selective fishing is eased.

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Darwin, Evolution, Creationism, Intelligent Design, Florida

Darwin in Danger in the Land of Disney?

It's not a hurricane or even a tropical storm. But a small knot of ignorance is twisting through the Florida state senate. Yet another anti-evolution bill is being proposed.

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Nature Nurture, Genetics, Development, Evolution

'Freaks' Help Scientist Unravel Nature and Nurture

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In his latest book, "Freaks of Nature," University of Iowa psychologist Mark Blumberg examines nature's oddities as a window for exploring the development and evolution of body, brain and behavior. He focuses on physical abnormalities -- how they happen and how creatures adjust to them -- to illustrate his belief that nature and nurture are inseparable and equally important to development.

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The University Of Montana, Bird Evolution, Ken Dial, Flight Laboratory, Wair, Wing Assisted Incline Running, Otwh, Ontogenetic Transitional Wing Hypothesis

New Theory of Bird Evolution

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Ken Dial at The University of Montana has unveiled a major new theory for the evolution of flight that is changing textbooks around the world. It involves wing-assisted incline running and a fundamental bird wing angle.

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Transposons, Genome, DNA, Transposable, Elements, Tip, Transposon, Insertion, Profiling

The Genome's Traveling Salesmen: Tips on Newsmakers at AAAS

Transposons "” the traveling salesmen of the genome composed of DNA sequences with no fixed address "” are the focus of a symposium at the annual meeting of the AAAS led by experts from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Darwin, Evolution, Steve, Project Steve, Aaas

Steve Darwin Is Steve #1000

It was nip and tuck, but when the dust settled, Dr. Steve Darwin was named the 1000th Steve in NCSE's Project Steve. The coronation took place at the Improbable Research press conference held as part of the AAAS annual meeting in Chicago this week.

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Human Evolution, Great Ape Evolution, Great Ape Genome, Mutations, Speciation, Ape/Human Gene Differences

Ancestral Genome of African Great Apes and Humans Had Burst of Sequence Duplications

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The genome of the evolutionary ancestor of humans and present day apes underwent a burst of activity in duplicating segments of DNA. Mos tof these differences occurred just before the speciation of chimps, gorillas and humans.

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Who Will be Steve Number 1000?

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1000th Steve to be crowned at AAAS press conference. Nobele laureate and Energy Secretary Steve Chu says "It's about time!" (OK, we made that up.) Steve Martin, Stevie Wonder, Steve Ballmer, Steve Carell, Stefanie Powers, and Steve Jobs could not be reached for comment.







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