Topic: Evolution

Expedition to Antarctica Will Search for Dinosaurs and More

Feb. 1, 2016
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An international team of researchers is traveling to Antarctica to search for fossils that will reveal how life developed on the now-frozen continent after nonavian dinosaurs were wiped out. 

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Some Prairie Vole Brains Better Wired for Sexual Fidelity

Dec. 10, 2015
A female vole and her pups, with no male present.

Researchers have found that natural selection drives some male prairie voles to be fully monogamous and others to seek more partners.

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Fish Skin Provides Invisibility in Open Ocean

Nov. 19, 2015
Molly Cummings adjusts the video polarimeter on the automated rotating platform the team used for the study.

Scientists have solved a longstanding mystery about how some fish seem to disappear from predators in the ocean, a discovery that could lead to more effective methods of ocean camouflage.

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Extinct Species of Pig-Snouted Turtle Unearthed in Utah

Oct. 21, 2015
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Researchers have discovered a species of extinct pig-nose turtle that lived alongside dinosaurs and fills a gap in understanding the evolution of turtles.

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Organisms Across Tree of Life Share Common Molecular Tools

Sept. 8, 2015
protein map

Researchers at UT Austin discovered the assembly instructions for nearly 1,000 protein complexes shared by most kinds of animals, offering a powerful new tool for studying the causes of diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and cancer.

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