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Article ID: 691554

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

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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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21-Mar-2018 5:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691564

Nobel Prize-Winner to Establish Social Business Center in Adelaide

University of 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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22-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691381

Why Aren't Humans ‘Knuckle-Walkers’?

Case Western Reserve University

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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20-Mar-2018 9:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691024

Genetic Analysis Uncovers the Evolutionary Origin of Vertebrate Limbs

University of Chicago Medical Center

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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13-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Fisheries Conservation, Bornean Orangutans, Female Birds Prefer Smart Males, and More in the Wildlife News Source

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The latest research and features on ecology and wildlife.

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16-Mar-2018 7:50 PM EDT
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    15-Mar-2018 6:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 691052

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

University of Alberta

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

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13-Mar-2018 3:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691110

Lifelike, Full-Size Reconstruction of Extinct Human Relative Acquired for New U-M Natural History Museum

University of Michigan

When the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History reopens in its new home about a year from now, visitors to the evolution gallery will come face to face with a life-size, hyperrealistic sculptural reconstruction of an extinct human relative that roamed southern Africa 2 million years ago.

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Article ID: 691020

While A Candidate’s Voice Pitch Sways Voters, It Doesn't Result in Better Leaders

Florida Atlantic University

Individuals with lower-pitched voices are more likely to win elected office because they are believed to be superior leaders. But is voice pitch a reliable signal of leadership quality? And is the bias in favor of selecting leaders with lower voices good or bad for democracy? A novel study is the first to address these questions.

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Article ID: 691005

Medieval Barbarians Likely Imported Brides with Elongated Heads From Southeastern Europe

Stony Brook University

An international research team including Krishna Veeramah, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, has performed the first genomic analysis of populations that lived on the former territory of the Roman Empire from around 500 AD.

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13-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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It’s Mostly Luck, Not Pluck, That Determines Lifetime Reproductive Success

Cornell University

Can one seedling, or one female bird, be so superior to the rest that it will inevitably become the “lucky” one to grow to the sky, or help perpetuate the species? The short answer: No.

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12-Mar-2018 2:55 PM EDT
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