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  1. News - World - SCIENCE

    Humans mated with Neanderthals 50,000 years ago

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:07pm by GDN

    ... in the man's genome were longer than expected. Those might be evidence of his ancestors breeding with Neanderthals closer to the time he was born. "Everyone outside Africa has about the same ...

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    British scientists modify mosquitoes to breed mostly males, in fight against malaria

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 09:28pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Gene switch that ensures most of insect's eggs produce males, causing plunge in populations, is hailed as 'quantum leap' in disease fight Modified mosquitoes could wipe out malaria Scientists have hailed the genetic modificatio ...

  3. News - World - SCIENCE

    The science of slipping on a banana skin, and other Ig Nobel Prize winners

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 11:43pm by AFP

    ... a cat. The Czech Republic, Germany and Zambia won the biology prize for documenting that when dogs defecate and urinate, they prefer to align their body axis with earth's north-south ...

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    Cue a more scientific brew: coffee plant’s genome deciphered

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:27pm by Reuters

    ... and bitterness of beans. "For any agricultural plant, having a genome is a prerequisite for any sort of high technology breeding or molecular modification," said plant genomist Victor Albert ...

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    Scientists search for chickens that like to fry

    Posted May 06th 2014, 08:38pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Newark, Delaware US scientists investigate heat-tolerant African poultry as part of an effort to breed farm animals that can withstand a warmer world Wanted: chickens ... The researchers were in the vanguard of food scientists, backed by millions of dollars from the US government, racing to develop new breeds of farm animals that can stand up to the hazards of global ...

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    Book review: The Knowledge, by Lewis Dartnell

    Posted May 25th 2014, 03:42pm by GDN

    ... roads and buildings will fall apart dismayingly quickly. This all assumes some kind of disaster will destroy all stored knowledge but leave a breeding population of humans alive to carry ...

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    Dogs first domesticated in Europe, not China, researchers in Finland say

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 09:52pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Researchers conclude that modern domestic dogs evolved from extinct wolves in Europe; others insist they originated in southern China Dogs first tamed in Europe, not China, study says If your dog could talk, he might have a European accent. A new study out on Thursday comparing DNA from modern canines to ancient fossils suggests that today's ...

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    Brazilian scientists clone endangered animals

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Rio de Janeiro

    ... two years building a gene library with hundreds of samples from eight native species, including the collared anteater, the bush dog, the black lion tamarin, the coati, and deer and bison ... animals' habitats," Martins said. "It's a way to aid zoos [to] beef up their collections, particularly for animals that don't easily breed in captivity." The Embrapa ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - SCIENCE

    Book review: Neanderthal Man, by Svante Paabo

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 05:49pm by GDN

    ... was published in May 2010. The science of human evolution has been dogged by two opposing dogmas: the "Out of Africa" and the "multiregional" hypotheses. The dominant Out of Africa ...

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    Bopping to the beat is a rare feat in animals, scientists find

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:17am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chicago Bopping to the beat is rare feat in animal world Dogs may bark to music and chimps may bang on drums, but creatures that can truly keep a beat are rare, raising intriguing questions about the evolution of the human brain. A bonobo named Kanzi first surprised researcher Patricia Gray more than a decade ago, when Gray was absent-mindedly tapping ...




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