News tagged with evolutionary origins

Scientists narrow down origins of malaria

(PhysOrg.com) -- From King Tut to Alexander the Great to Mother Theresa, the mosquito-borne illness malaria has long been a menace to human civilization. Now, an international team of scientists, including ...

Mar 05, 2010
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Poisonous Poisson

In contrast to the exhaustive research into venom produced by snakes and spiders, venomous fish have been neglected and remain something of a mystery. Now, a study of 158 catfish species, published in the ...

Dec 04, 2009
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The Worm That Turned Evolutionary Key

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Keelworm, widespread in the seas and tide-pools around Scotland and the rest of the UK, is unwittingly helping scientists at the University of St Andrews to understand the evolution of modern animals.

Nov 20, 2009
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Darwin's Tree of Life May Be More Like a Thicket

(PhysOrg.com) -- In On The Origin of Species, Darwin used the image of a tree of life to illustrate how species evolve, one from another. Even today, branches sprouting from lower branches (representing ancest ...

Jan 27, 2009 weblog
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