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Article ID: 686859

Oldest Fossils Ever Found Show Life on Earth Began Before 3.5 Billion Years Ago

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Researchers at UCLA and the University of Wisconsin–Madison have confirmed that microscopic fossils discovered in a nearly 3.5 billion-year-old piece of rock in Western Australia are the oldest fossils ever found and indeed the earliest direct evidence of life on Earth.

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Article ID: 687018

Making Larvae Count

Weizmann Institute of Science

The larvae of the fish that live in coral reefs look alike, making it difficult for marine biologists to study reef populations. Now, Weizmann's Prof. Rotem Sorek found a way to “barcode” 80% of fish species known to visit the reefs in a Red Sea gulf.

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National Academy of Inventors Chooses Dean of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as 2017 Fellow

Mount Sinai Health System

Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and President for Academic Affairs at Mount Sinai Health System, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

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Article ID: 686795

The Next Great Idea! Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Announces Winners of Fall 2017 Change the World Challenge Student Innovation Competition

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announces the winning ideas from the entries in the fall 2017 Change the World Challenge.

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Article ID: 686541

Science of Consciousness Conference, Tucson 2018: Final Call for Abstracts - Due January 2, 2018

Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona, Department of Anesthesiology

The Science of Consciousness ('TSC') is an interdisciplinary conference emphasizing broad and rigorous approaches to all aspects of the study and understanding of conscious awareness. Topical areas include neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, language, biology, quantum physics, meditation, altered states, machine consciousness, the nature of reality, culture and experiential phenomenology.

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Water Extraction in the Colorado River Places Native Species at Risk of Extinction

PeerJ

Agriculture and domestic activities consume much of the Colorado River water that once flowed to the Colorado Delta and Northern Gulf of California. The nature and extent of impact of this fresh-water loss on the ecology and fisheries of the Colorado Delta and Gulf of California is controversial. A recent publication in the journal PeerJ reveals a previously unseen risk to the unique local biodiversity of the tidal portion of the Delta.

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CLOCK Gene May Hold Answers to Human Brain Evolution

UT Southwestern Medical Center

A gene controlling our biological clocks plays a vital role in regulating human-specific genes important to brain evolution. The findings from the O’Donnell Brain Institute open new paths of research into how CLOCK proteins produced by the CLOCK gene affect brain function and the processes by which neurons find their proper place in the brain.

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Evolutionary Biologists Say Recently Discovered Fossil Shows Transition of a Reptile From Life on Land to Life in the Sea

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Using modern research tools on a 155-million-year-old reptile fossil, scientists at Johns Hopkins and the American Museum of Natural History report they have filled in some important clues to the evolution of animals that once roamed land and transitioned to life in the water.

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Researchers Recover More Mammoth Bones From Chelsea-Area Farm

University of Michigan

University of Michigan paleontologists conducted a second excavation this week at the Chelsea-area farm where the skull, tusks and dozens of intact bones of an ice age mammoth were pulled from the ground in late 2015.

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Theory of the Evolution of Sexes Tested with Algae

University of Adelaide

The varied sex lives of a type of green algae have enabled a University of Adelaide researcher to test a theory of why there are males and females.

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29-Nov-2017 12:05 AM EST
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