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Father's age influences rate of evolution

The offspring of chimpanzees inherit 90% of new mutations from their father, and just 10% from their mother, a finding which demonstrates how mutation differs between humans and our closest living relatives, ...

Jun 12, 2014
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Keeping time: Circadian clocks

Our planet was revolving on its axis, turning night into day every 24 hours, for 4.5 billion years - long before any form of life existed here. About a billion years later, the very first simple bacterial ...

Oct 02, 2012
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'Gamify your PhD': Gaming and research collide

After a two-day games hack in which scientists and games developers came together to create video games from doctoral research, a bacterial shoot-em-up game, 'Dysbiosis', has emerged as the winner of the ...

Sep 14, 2012
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Piano plague in D minor

Why would 19th-century doctors want to ban piano lessons for girls? Did they truly believe that learning to play music could cause sexual and neurotic disorders? Or were there sociological reasons for picking ...

Sep 05, 2012
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