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Fish diversity exploded when dinosaurs went extinct

Fish diversity exploded when dinosaurs went extinct | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Teeth and scales in marine sediments point to “new age of fish” at the end of the Cretaceous
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Ray finned fish diversified when the dinosaurs became extinct!
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Will iPhones Change Medicine--by Turning Us All into Subjects?

Will iPhones Change Medicine--by Turning Us All into Subjects? | Popular Science | Scoop.it
New software allows researchers to finally capture the powerful health data generated by our smartphones
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Health data collected in realtime by apps on your smartphone
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The Little Boy Who Should’ve Vanished, But Didn’t – Phenomena: Curiously Krulwich

The Little Boy Who Should’ve Vanished, But Didn’t – Phenomena: Curiously Krulwich | Popular Science | Scoop.it
He was 12 years old. He was a slave. He’d had no schooling. He was too young, too unlettered, too un-European; he couldn’t have done this on his own. That’s what people said. Edmond (he had no last...
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how the Vanilla industry kicked off outside Mexico - hand pollination discovered by a 12 year old slave!

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World’s Frogs Unveil 5-Million-Year Plan To Move Up Food Chain

World’s Frogs Unveil 5-Million-Year Plan To Move Up Food Chain | Popular Science | Scoop.it
EARTH—Declaring that they had occupied a low-level rung in the global ecosystem for far too long, the world’s frogs revealed Thursday an ambitious 5-million-year plan to move up the food chain.
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Bravo Onion!
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Fossil of Missing Link in Turtle Evolution Discovered

Fossil of Missing Link in Turtle Evolution Discovered | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered the fossil of a creature considred the missing link in turtle evolution. The creature had fused rib-like bones, the beginning of a plastron.
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Missing link in turtle evolution
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One gene may drive leap from single cell to multicellular life

One gene may drive leap from single cell to multicellular life | Popular Science | Scoop.it
A major transition in the evolution of life – from single to multicellular organisms – could be kicked off by the mutation of a single gene
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Multicellularity in Chlamydomonas in response to predation
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Ants Swarm Like Brains Think - Issue 12: Feedback - Nautilus

Ants Swarm Like Brains Think - Issue 12: Feedback - Nautilus | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Deborah Gordon spent the morning of August 27 watching a group of harvester ants foraging for seeds outside the dusty town of Rodeo,…
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Colony intelligence in ants
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New DNA Results Show Kennewick Man Was Native American - NYTimes.com

New DNA Results Show Kennewick Man Was Native American - NYTimes.com | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Kennewick man ancestry mystery solved by genome sequencing
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Kennewick man was Native American
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‘Reassuring’ data show slowdown in South Korean MERS outbreak

‘Reassuring’ data show slowdown in South Korean MERS outbreak | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Public-health measures are proving effective in the fight against Middle East respiratory syndrome.
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Doctor shopping and long time spent with patients by friends and relatives may have contributed to spread of MERS
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Voracious carnivores caught knocking back sugary flower nectar

Voracious carnivores caught knocking back sugary flower nectar | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Genets and mongooses don't shy away from visiting flowers and drinking their nectar, and may even play a role in pollination
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Species of Protea being pollinated by carnivores? 30% sugar in nectar will bring anyone to these flowers!

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Researchers Inject Tiny, Rolled-Up Electronics into the Brain Using a Syringe

Researchers Inject Tiny, Rolled-Up Electronics into the Brain Using a Syringe | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed stretchy, bendy electronics that are so thin they can be rolled up and jammed into a small needle with a 0.1-millimeter diameter, then injected into living tissue.
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In-body electronics!
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Could Megalodon Still Live In The Deep Ocean?

Could Megalodon Still Live In The Deep Ocean? | Popular Science | Scoop.it
The megalodon shark (C. megalodon) is widely regarded as both the largest shark to have ever lived on Earth and one of the largest vertebrate predators in history.
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Despite claims to the contrary, Megalodons are extinct
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Biodiversity Heritage Library: World Oceans Day: Ernst Haeckel and Art Forms in Nature

Biodiversity Heritage Library: World Oceans Day: Ernst Haeckel and Art Forms in Nature | Popular Science | Scoop.it
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stunning illustrations of biodiversity!

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Discovery: Fish Live beneath Antarctica

Discovery: Fish Live beneath Antarctica | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Scientists find translucent fish in a wedge of water hidden under 740 meters of ice, 850 kilometers from sunlight
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What do the fish and crustaceans found below this massive ice shelf feed on?
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In Search of Life’s Smoking Gun - Issue 17: Big Bangs - Nautilus

In Search of Life’s Smoking Gun - Issue 17: Big Bangs - Nautilus | Popular Science | Scoop.it
It was nearly midnight aboard the research vessel Atlantis. The ship was about a thousand miles west of Costa Rica, where she’d…
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A window into the origins of life?

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Bacteria may help bats to fight deadly fungus

Bacteria may help bats to fight deadly fungus | Popular Science | Scoop.it
As white-nose syndrome spreads, researchers are trialling ways to stop colonies from collapsing.
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Bacteria may help control white nose fungus
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Heat-tolerant genes could help corals adapt to climate change

Heat-tolerant genes could help corals adapt to climate change | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Evidence from the Great Barrier Reef suggests corals that are tolerant of high temperatures can pass the trait to the next generation through their genes
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Resilience in coral
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Cuttlefish Feeding scenarios - YouTube

Cuttlefish feeding scenarios observed in Port Phillip bay Melbourne. Shows different attack modes and use of feeding arm. ``The feeding arms are known as fee...
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Cuttlefish feeding, awesome video!
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West Coast Algae Bloom Could be Largest Ever - The Daily Catch Ocean News

West Coast Algae Bloom Could be Largest Ever - The Daily Catch Ocean News | Popular Science | Scoop.it
A toxic algae bloom spreading off the Pacific coast could be the largest scientists have ever seen. "It's definitely the largest bloom of this..."
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Scientists Have Discovered THIRTY FIVE New Bacterial Phyla

Scientists Have Discovered THIRTY FIVE New Bacterial Phyla | Popular Science | Scoop.it
The fundamental tree of life might have to be redrawn. Researchers looking into the branch that contains all bacteria have discovered that it is far more complex than previously thought.
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Get ready to redraw the tree of life....
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Why the big dinosaurs steered clear of the tropics

Why the big dinosaurs steered clear of the tropics | Popular Science | Scoop.it
The tropics were an inhospitable place 200 million years ago. [Credit: Getty Images] Large dinosaurs remains have seldom been found near the equator.
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The equatorial climate was too unpredictable to ensure stable food supplies for the large herbivore dinosaurs
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Tardigrades return from the dead

Tardigrades return from the dead | Popular Science | Scoop.it
These tiny creatures can resurrect themselves years after being supposedly dead
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Cute and resilient, these critters can survive in space!

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Eating Human Brains Drove Evolution In Remote Tribe

Eating Human Brains Drove Evolution In Remote Tribe | Popular Science | Scoop.it
The practice of ritualistic mortuary cannibalism used to be common amongst the Fore peoples of Papua New Guinea. When a member of the tribe died, the women in the village used to dismember and prepare the body, which was then eaten.
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Ritual cannibalism in tribes in Papua New Guinea led to the selection for a mutation that protects against prion based diseases
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Bizarre Fish Monsters Are Raining Down From The Sky In Alaska

Bizarre Fish Monsters Are Raining Down From The Sky In Alaska | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Alaska is often portrayed as a tranquil, snow-kissed landscape—but not when fish monsters are raining down from the sky.
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Lampreys raining down from sky? :)
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Is Cat Poop Really Infecting Your Brain?

Is Cat Poop Really Infecting Your Brain? | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Who ever thought cat poop could be so devastating to the human brain?
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"Cats are adorable - I'm never going to get a cat"
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