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Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss
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BBC Nature - Narwhal videos, news and facts

BBC Nature - Narwhal videos, news and facts | this curious life | Scoop.it
The charismatic narwhal is the legendary 'unicorn of the sea'.
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Evolution of new genes captured

Evolution of new genes captured | this curious life | Scoop.it
Like job-seekers searching for a new position, living things sometimes have to pick up a new skill if they are going to succeed. Researchers have shown for the first time how living organisms do this.
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On the origin of music by means of natural selection

On the origin of music by means of natural selection | this curious life | Scoop.it
Do away with the DJ and scrap the composer. A computer program powered by Darwinian natural selection and the musical tastes of 7,000 website users may be on the way to creating a perfect pop tune, according to new research.

 

'The scientists set out to test a theory that cultural changes in language, art and music evolve through Darwinian natural selection, in a similar way to how living things evolve......................'

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Algae held captive and genes stolen in crime of evolution

Algae held captive and genes stolen in crime of evolution | this curious life | Scoop.it
Microscopic animals held algae captive and stole their genes for energy production, thereby evolving into a new and more powerful species many millions of years ago reveals a new study.
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We Evolved To Eat Meat, But How Much Is Too Much? : NPR

We Evolved To Eat Meat,  But How Much Is Too Much? : NPR | this curious life | Scoop.it
Scientists agree we evolved to eat meat, but some of us may be pushing the limits of consumption. Paleo diet enthusiasts believe meals should be more like early man's, but modern doctors disagree.
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