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Independent evolutionary origins of vertebrate dentitions

The origins of a pretty smile have long been sought in the fearsome jaws of living sharks which have been considered living fossils reflecting the ancestral condition for vertebrate tooth development and inference of its evolution. However, this view.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyMay 7th, 2021

UK struggling to keep pace with climate change impacts

That is the conclusion of a comprehensive independent assessment led by the Climate Change Committee (CCC) which considered a catalog of risks and opportunities affecting every aspect of life in the UK......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

New web tool fights antibacterial resistance

In 1943, two scientists named Max Delbrück and Salvador Luria conducted an experiment to show that bacteria can mutate randomly, independent of external stimulus, such as an antibiotic that threatens a bacterial cells' survival. Today the Luria-Delb.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Evolutionary secrets of the gut microbiome

How does our gut respond and adapt to changing conditions? Where does this fundamental and critical flexibility come from? Technion scientists are unraveling the genius of the gut's microbiome, through microbiota, all the way to genetic inversion......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Key to carbon-free cars? Look to the stars

For nearly half a century, astrophysicists and organic chemists have been on the hunt for the origins of C6H6, the benzene ring—an elegant, hexagonal molecule comprised of 6 carbon and 6 hydrogen atoms......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Sticky fingerprints reveal true origins of honey

DNA testing Australian honey can reveal where it was produced and its main floral sources, according to research published today by Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, and partners at the University of Melbourne and Curtin University......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

The Facebook Oversight Board’s Decision Didn’t Change Much for Trump. But It Could Have Implications Far Beyond Him

Facebook’s new Oversight Board, a new, quasi-independent organization that acts as a kind of supreme court for Facebook’s moderation decisions, issued its most important decision yet. In a lengthy ruling, it determined that Facebook was &.....»»

Category: topSource:  timeRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Storage Industry Reacts to HPE-Nimble Deal

Industry players share their thoughts on an acquisition that sees HPE plucking another independent storage provider out of the marketplace......»»

Category: databaseSource:  infostorRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Mechanochemical peptide bond formation behind the origins of life

The presence of amino acids on the prebiotic Earth is widely accepted, either coming from endogenous chemical processes or being delivered by extraterrestrial material. On the other hand, plausibly prebiotic pathways to peptides often rely on differe.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Scientists develop the "evotype" to unlock power of evolution for better engineering biology

Scientists from the University of Bristol have pioneered a new approach to help biological engineers both harness and design the evolutionary potential of new biosystems. Their concept of the "evotype" lays a foundation for the next generation of sta.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Trained viruses prove more effective at fighting antibiotic resistance

Research reveals that viruses known as bacteriophages that undergo special evolutionary training increase their capacity to subdue bacteria. The results provide hope in the ongoing battle against antibiotic resistance, a rising threat as deadly bacte.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

FDA Approves Alzheimer"s Drug Despite Fierce Debate Over Whether It Works

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first new medication for Alzheimer's disease in nearly two decades, a contentious decision, made despite opposition from the agency's independent advisory committee and some Alzheimer's experts.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 7th, 2021

Culture drives human evolution more than genetics

Researchers found that culture helps humans adapt to their environment and overcome challenges better and faster than genetics. Tim Waring and Zach Wood found that humans are experiencing a 'special evolutionary transition' in which the importance of.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2021

No evidence that the shift to farming made males and females more physically similar

Scientists have proposed that males and females started to become more similar in size and shape after the origin of farming due to natural selection. However, a new evolutionary and genomic analysis by George Perry of Pennsylvania State University a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2021

Rideshare drivers gather in NYC in hopes of unionizing

Protesters gathered in bright red t-shirts and matching masks bearing the Independent Drivers Guild logo. Placards bearing slogans like “Freeze Hiring, Reactive Workers Now!” and “Unlock Uber” were being handed out at a table toward the entra.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2021

Alibaba"s Huge Browser Business Is Harvesting The "Private" Web Activity Of Millions Of Android And iPhone Users

Security researcher Gabi Cirlig's findings, verified for Forbes by two other independent researchers, reveal that on both Android and iOS versions of UC Browser, every website a user visits, regardless of whether they're in incognito mode or not, is.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2021

Luring bacteria into an evolutionary trap to reduce treatment resistance

Researchers at ETH Zurich and the University of Basel have developed a vaccine that protects animals from Salmonella. These bacteria often escape the effects of vaccination by genetically modifying their protective coat. The researchers have succeede.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2021

Fossil secret may shed light on the diversity of Earth"s first animals

A large group of iconic fossils widely believed to shed light on the origins of many of Earth's animals and the communities they lived in may be hiding a secret......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2021

The evolutionary fates of supergenes unmasked

While the term "supergene" may bring to mind the genetic hocus-pocus of Peter Parker's transformation into Spiderman, supergenes are actually fairly common phenomena in the realm of biology. A supergene refers to a genomic region containing multiple.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 1st, 2021

Research sheds light on origins, age of massive impact crater

Hidden beneath a kilometer of ice in northwestern Greenland, an impact crater that could swallow a city the size of London, Ont. is the subject of much debate about its origins and age......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 1st, 2021

Indian logistics giant Delhivery raises $277 million ahead of IPO

Delhivery, India’s largest independent e-commerce logistics startup, has raised $277 million in what is expected to be the final funding round before the firm files for an IPO later this year. In a regulatory filing, the Gurgaon-headquartered start.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 30th, 2021