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All about evolution, natural selection, and science related topics from a science teacher/nerd.
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Understanding Phylogenies: Terminology

Understanding Phylogenies: Terminology | Evolution and Science | Scoop.it
I was inspired several months ago by this tweet from Drew Lab in which they made a phylogeny of candy bars. Besides thinking, “what a delicious lab project,” I also thought it was an intuitive way ...
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This is absolutely brilliant. I can't wait to do this with my general biology class.

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Non-Mendelian Inheritance Patterns

Non-Mendelian Inheritance Patterns | Evolution and Science | Scoop.it
A list of types of non-Mendelian inheritance patterns that affect evolution of species
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Fossil Shows Triassic-Era Sea Creature Gave Birth On Land

Fossil Shows Triassic-Era Sea Creature Gave Birth On Land | Evolution and Science | Scoop.it
A fossil of an ichthyosaur shows it gave live birth like land-dwelling mammals.
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bethinking.org - Science + Christianity - What you need to know about the evolution debate

bethinking.org - Science + Christianity - What you need to know about the evolution debate | Evolution and Science | Scoop.it
Writing anything on creation and evolution feels akin to sticking a sign on my back reading, ‘Kick me!’ I’m exposing myself to attack from one side or another – or maybe from every side! What drives me...
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This is actually a brilliantly written opinion piece.  I think everyone (religious people and scientists and those who fall into both catgories) should read and think on this.

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Elephant shark genome wins race for most 'slowly evolved' vertebrate

Elephant shark genome wins race for most 'slowly evolved' vertebrate | Evolution and Science | Scoop.it
Move over, coelacanth. No longer is this extremely rare order of ancient fish crowned the slowest evolving vertebrate animal in the world. That honor now goes to the elephant shark, whose freshly sequenced genome was described in Nature this week.
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Resources for Evolution Papers

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A list and description of reliable evolution resources that can be used to write evolution papers.
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Evolution Hidden in Plain Sight

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It's hard to believe that Escherichia coli could have any secrets left. For over a century, scientists have picked the microbe apart--sequencing its genes, cracking its genetic code, running experi...
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Is There a Right Way to Explain Evolution to a 6-Year-Old?

Is There a Right Way to Explain Evolution to a 6-Year-Old? | Evolution and Science | Scoop.it
She started crying. The contradiction was overwhelming, and my explanation just made things worse. I tried to cheer her up, adding, "Then there were dinosaurs! Apes turned into people!" Full. Mental. Meltdown.
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Cave women unearth skull of unknown human ancestor - NBC News.com

Cave women unearth skull of unknown human ancestor - NBC News.com | Evolution and Science | Scoop.it
An all-woman team of spelunking scientists has retrieved hundreds of fossils from a 100-foot-deep (30-meter-deep) cave in South Africa —...
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Lawsuit filed in Kansas to block climate change, evolution curriculum

Lawsuit filed in Kansas to block climate change, evolution curriculum | Evolution and Science | Scoop.it
An anti-evolution group filed a federal lawsuit Thursday to block Kansas from using new, multistate science standards in its public schools, arguing the guidelines promote atheism and violate students' and parents' religious freedom.
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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Recap - Episode 102

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Recap - Episode 102 | Evolution and Science | Scoop.it
A recap of episode 102 of the TV series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.
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Pop Culture and Evolution - The Hunger Games

Pop Culture and Evolution - The Hunger Games | Evolution and Science | Scoop.it
A look at how evolution of species plays a role in The Hunger Games trilogy.
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Chaohusaurus Fossil Shows Oldest Live Reptile Birth | Paleontology | Sci-News.com

Chaohusaurus Fossil Shows Oldest Live Reptile Birth | Paleontology | Sci-News.com | Evolution and Science | Scoop.it
A team of paleontologists led by Dr Guan-bao Chen says a newly discovered fossil of Mesozoic ichthyosaur reveals the earliest live reptile birth.
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Scientists discover a new, simpler way to make stem cells - Boston.com

Scientists discover a new, simpler way to make stem cells - Boston.com | Evolution and Science | Scoop.it
A team of Boston and Japanese researchers stunned the scientific world Wednesday by revealing a remarkably simple and unexpected way to create stem cells able to give rise to any tissue in the body.
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As a former stem cell researcher, this is absolutely fantastic. Can't wait to see how this plays out.

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Scientists unlock evolution of cholera, identify strain responsible for early pandemics that killed millions

Scientists unlock evolution of cholera, identify strain responsible for early pandemics that killed millions | Evolution and Science | Scoop.it
Working with a nearly 200-year-old sample of preserved intestine, researchers have traced the bacterium behind a global cholera pandemic that killed millions – a version of the same bug that continues to strike vulnerable populations in the world’s...
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Tips on Winning an Evolution Debate

Tips on Winning an Evolution Debate | Evolution and Science | Scoop.it
These are some quick tips on how to win an organized debate or heated discussion when arguing a pro-evolution stance.
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Evolution Basics For People Who Hate It

Evolution Basics For People Who Hate It | Evolution and Science | Scoop.it
There are many online resources for the study of evolution, but not many written from the perspective of a scientist who 'feels the pain' of people who want to reject it.
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Oldest human DNA found in Spain

Oldest human DNA found in Spain | Evolution and Science | Scoop.it
Scientists have reconstructed a nearly complete mitochondrial genome of an ancient humanlike species.
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8 Incredible Facts You May Not Know About Human Evolution

8 Incredible Facts You May Not Know About Human Evolution | Evolution and Science | Scoop.it
Homo sapiens evolved about 200-150,000 years ago in Africa, but our story as a species stretches back much further than that with early human ancestors.
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Rare skull sparks human evolution controversy

Rare skull sparks human evolution controversy | Evolution and Science | Scoop.it
A skull belonging to a human relative of the Homo genus who lived 1.8 million years ago has been discovered in Dmanisi, Georgia.
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