Topic: Species

A tree of life grows in Texas

April 9, 2012
A tree of life grows in Texas

Computer scientist Tandy Warnow uses a Texas Advanced Computing Center supercomputer to create a more accurate evolutionary history.

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Scientists Find a Population of Butterflies That Appears to Be Splitting Into Two Species

Nov. 5, 2009

Breaking up may actually not be hard to do, say scientists who've found a population of tropical butterflies that may be on its way to a split into two distinct species.

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Scientists map the evolutionary relationships for all life on the planet

March 3, 2008

In the beginning

Ed Theriot’s contributions to the Assembling the Tree of Life (AToL) project—“the story of life on Earth, in a nutshell”—often begin pretty humbly.

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Most Ancient Case of Tuberculosis Found in 500,000-Year-Old Human; Evidence Suggests Vitamin D Deficiency Endangers Migrating Populations

Dec. 7, 2007

Although most scientists believe tuberculosis emerged only several thousand years ago, new research from The University of Texas at Austin reveals the most ancient evidence of the disease has been found in a 500,000-year-old human fossil from Turkey.

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