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January 8, 2017
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New Bacteria Groups, and Stunning Diversity, Discovered Underground

Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley research also provides new clues about the roles of subsurface microbes in globally important cycles One of the most detailed genomic studies of any ecosystem to date has revealed an underground world of stunning microbial … Continue reading

August 27, 2014
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Brain of World’s First Known Predators Discovered

Scientists have found the fossilized remains of the brain of the world’s earliest known predators, from a time when life teemed in the oceans but had not yet colonized the land. An international team of paleontologists has identified the exquisitely … Continue reading

February 9, 2013
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Placental Mammal Diversity Blossomed After Age of Dinosaurs

Scientists build new ‘tree of life’ for placentals, visualize common ancestor Scientists have reconstructed the common ancestor of placental mammals–an extremely diverse group including animals ranging from rodents to whales to humans–using the world’s largest dataset of both genetic and … Continue reading

August 29, 2012
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Why are There so Many Species of Beetles and So few Crocodiles?

Answer may be ‘adaptive zones’ that limit species number, life scientists report There are more than 400,000 species of beetles and only two species of the tuatara, a reptile cousin of snakes and lizards that lives in New Zealand. Crocodiles … Continue reading

March 17, 2012
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Cancer Genes Differ in Different Parts of a Tumour

Taking a sample from just one part of a tumour may not give a full picture of its‘genetic landscape’, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The findings could help explain why attempts at using … Continue reading