News tagged with selectivity

Study: It's not cheating unless a species gets hurt

A review of dozens of key ecological studies has found very little evidence to support one of the field's commonly held beliefs: Cheating is widespread among 'mutualists,' species that cooperate with one another for mutual ...

dateSep 21, 2015 in Ecology
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Size matters—the more DNA the better

A new study from researchers at Uppsala University shows that variation in genome size may be much more important than previously believed. It is clear that, at least sometimes, a large genome is a good genome.

dateSep 14, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Why should we place our faith in science?

Most of us would like to think scientific debate does not operate like the comments section of online news articles. These are frequently characterised by inflexibility, truculence and expostulation. Scientists are generally ...

dateSep 09, 2015 in Social Sciences
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On the origin of (robot) species

Researchers have observed the process of evolution by natural selection at work in robots, by constructing a 'mother' robot that can design, build and test its own 'children', and then use the results to improve the performance ...

dateAug 12, 2015 in Robotics
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