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March 12, 2014
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Evolutionary study finds neglected fin may have a function

Fin’s emergence in many species challenges assumption that it’s a useless remnant Although present in more than 6,000 living species of fish, the adipose fin, a small appendage that lies between the dorsal fin and tail, has no clear function … Continue reading

February 20, 2014
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How Evolution Shapes the Geometries of Life

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Why does a mouse’s heart beat about the same number of times in its lifetime as an elephant’s, although the mouse lives about a year, while an elephant sees 70 winters come and go? Why do … Continue reading

September 25, 2011
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Smells May Help Birds Identify Their Relatives

Birds may have a more highly developed sense of smell than researchers previously thought, contend scholars who have found that penguins may use smell to determine if they are related to a potential mate. The research by the University of … Continue reading