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Key to evolutionary fitness: Cut the calories
Charles Darwin postulated that animals eat as much as possible while food is plentiful, and produce as many offspring as this would allow. However, new research shows that, even when food is abundant, intake reaches a limit. Dr. Teresa Valencak will discuss the theory that animals actively limit their energy turnover to maintain a higher level of reproductive success over their lifetime at the Society for Experimental Biology Meeting on Wednesday, July 1. (2009-07-01)

Dec. 12 meeting on lateral gene transfer
As part of its Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium series, the National Academy of Sciences will bring together leading researchers in comparative genomics to discuss lateral gene transfer, its implications for our understanding of evolution, and its significance to humans. (2005-08-24)

Discovering the Tree of Life
One of the most profound ideas to emerge in modern science is Charles Darwin's concept that all of life, from the smallest microorganism to the largest vertebrate, is connected through genetic relatedness in a vast genealogy. This (2002-11-18)

Climate researchers meet to simulate flight operations for storm cloud experiment
This week, a team of more than 25 international cloud climate scientists are conducting a three-day operations and planning simulation at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California, to prepare for a complex experiment that will result in the most detailed data sets ever collected for tropical convection. (2005-09-12)

Uplifted island
The island Isla Santa MarĂ­a in the south of central Chile is the document of a complete seismic cycle. (2015-06-22)

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Alessia form, threaten western Australia
The low pressure area previously known as System 90S has continued organizing and consolidating and infrared data from NASA's Aqua satellite helped confirm its strengthening into Cyclone Alessia in the Southern Indian Ocean. (2013-11-22)

Board member makes $1 million challenge gift to the Jackson Laboratory
Geneticist and author Weslie Janeway of New York has made a $1 million (2009-03-30)

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone 02S develop in Southern Indian Ocean
NASA's Aqua satellite flew over Tropical Cyclone 02S in the Southern Indian Ocean and infrared imagery showed that the storm had developed some strong thunderstorms. The new tropical cyclone developed northwest of Western Australia. (2016-12-20)

Plasmodium vivax -- challenging the dogma of being 'benign'
Plasmodium vivax can cause severe malaria associated with substantial morbidity and mortality, show two studies published in PLoS Medicine this week. These findings challenge the current dogma that P. falciparum can be severe and life-threatening whereas P. vivax tends to be mild, according to the related commentary by Stephen Rogerson, an expert not connected with these studies. (2008-06-16)

Researchers link jellyfish, other small sea creatures to large-scale ocean mixing
The ocean's smallest swimming animals, such as jellyfish, can have a huge impact on large-scale ocean mixing, researchers have discovered. (2009-07-29)

Learning the lessons of the world's oldest ecological experiment
Ecologists are getting ready to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the world's oldest ecological experiment. The Park Grass Experiment was set up at Rothamsted Research in Hertfordshire in 1856 - three years before Darwin published Origin of Species - to answer crucial agricultural questions of the day but has since proved an invaluable resource for studying natural selection and biodiversity. A major review of Park Grass is published today in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Ecology. (2006-05-08)

Moffitt researchers: Darwin's principles say cancer will always evolve to resist treatment
According to researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center, cancer is subject to the evolutionary processes laid out by Charles Darwin in his concept of natural selection. Natural selection was the process identified by Darwin by which nature selects certain physical attributes, or phenotypes, to pass on to offspring to better (2012-06-21)

Next stop Mars!
We have separation! That was the message from the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany, to announce that the British-built Beagle 2 spacecraft is now flying independently from its Mars Express (2003-12-19)

Darwin Symposium at Field Museum offers broad overview of his science and its impact
World-class experts from the US and Great Britain will speak at The Field Museum for a one-of-a-kind symposium on Charles Darwin and evolution, which continues to excite the world and direct scientific research 125 years after Darwin's death. The free symposium will be Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at museum's Simpson Theater. It will cover Darwin and his theory broadly and comprehensively and reveal new directions in cutting-edge research. (2007-10-16)

Geological Society of America honors Judge Jones for upholding science in the classroom
GSA Past President Judith Totman Parrish has named Judge John E. Jones III as the 2009 recipient of GSA's prestigious President's Medal. Parrish will present the award at the GSA Annual Meeting Presidential Address & Awards Ceremony on Saturday, October 17, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Jones will also participate in a 5-member panel discussion at the meeting, on Monday, October 19, during (2009-09-28)

Killed by cold: Heart and stroke deaths peak in winter
Rates of cardiovascular disease increase dramatically in Australian winters because many people don't know how to rug up against the cold, a Queensland University of Technology seasonal researcher has found. (2010-05-26)

Psychologists suggest ways to heal for returning soldiers and their families
Presentations will address the positive effects of work for returning soldiers and describe how reservists and their extended families are affected by the multiple deployments in the wake of Sept. 11, 2001 and the war in Iraq at the American Psychological Association's 115th Annual Convention (2007-08-18)

Koshland Science Museum announces winter program
Koshland Science Museum announces winter program. (2006-12-22)

Setting the evolutionary record straight
Documentary evidence describing the theory of evolution by natural selection, which predates Darwin's Origin of Species by 60 years, has been unearthed by a Cardiff University scientist. (2003-10-15)

Researchers discover forests of endangered tropical kelp
A research team led by San Jose State University and the University of California, Santa Barbara has discovered forests of a species of kelp previously thought endangered or extinct in deep waters near the Galapagos Islands. The discovery has important implications for biodiversity and the resilience of tropical marine systems to climate change. The research paper describing the discovery is published in this week's online issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (2007-09-26)

'The Road to Discovery: A Short History of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory,' just released
For over a century, the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has been influenced by exceptional personalities, outstanding achievements, and dramatic events. 'The Road to Discovery' captures that history in a lively narrative illuminated by vignettes on the importance of individual scientists and their discoveries. Abundantly documented with material from the Laboratory's archives, it is an accessible book that will appeal to anyone interested in the development of biomedical science and biotechnology through the 20th century to the present day. (2015-10-16)

Genome study places modern humans in the evolutionary fast lane
Countering a common theory that human evolution has slowed to a crawl or even stopped in modern humans, a new study examining data from an international genomics project describes the past 40,000 years as a time of supercharged evolutionary change, driven by exponential population growth and cultural shifts. (2007-12-10)

Compound eyes, evolutionary ties
Biologists at UCSD have discovered that the presence of a key protein in the compound eyes of the fruit fly allows the formation of distinct light gathering units in each of its 800 unit eyes, an evolutionary change to an 'open system' that enabled insects to make significant improvements in visual acuity and angular sensitivity. (2006-10-02)

Evolution: Constant Change and Common Threads
Despite immense advances in evidence and understanding, there remains a societal struggle with the acceptance of our biological history and the evolutionary process. (2005-11-22)

Book by UC Riverside biologist explains Darwin's 'Origin of Species'
Many people have tried to read Charles Darwin's (2009-11-09)

Early hominid first walked on 2 legs in the woods
Among the many surprises associated with the discovery of the oldest known, nearly complete skeleton of a hominid is the finding that this species took its first steps toward bipedalism not on the open, grassy savanna, as generations of scientists -- going back to Charles Darwin -- hypothesized, but in a wooded landscape. (2009-10-08)

Manes, trains and antlers explained
For Charles Darwin, the problem of the peacock's tail, in light of his theory of natural selection, was vexing in the extreme. (2008-08-21)

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