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COCKROACH DNA SEQUENCED TO IDENTIFY GENES THAT ARE KEY TO ITS SURVIVAL
  The cockroach is one of the insects that everybody wants to kill. It is often found in dark and moist corners of homes, dining establishments, and offices, specifically in toilets and in the kitchen. Chinese researchers sequenced the DNA of the American cockroach to discover the secret to th
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The Fly Ash Pandemic and Its Effects on Ecosystems
  Recent studies have been revisiting the negative impact that fly ash has on the environment. One engineering study conducted early this month substantiates preexisting observations and hypotheses that the Middle Fork River is eroding at approximately two feet each year on average. The river lie
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SCIENTISTS RECLASSIFY TERMITES AS COCKROACHES
  In the update of the list of insect names, the Entomological Society of America reclassified termites as cockroaches or Blattodea. Mike Merchant, a member of the ESA naming committee confirmed that the insect that loves to eat wood no longer has its own order. With the taxonomic change, term
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DETACHABLE TAIL SAVED ANCIENT REPTILE FROM PREDATOR’S GRASP
  The cracks in the middle of many tail vertebrae of a reptile that lived 289 million years ago allowed the animal to escape from the grasp of its predator. The Captorhinus detached their tail when caught in a life-threatening situation. The predator then is left with nothing but a wiggling ta
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The Enigmatic Origins of Multicellularity
Photo By Andrii Vodolazhskyi via ShutterstockThe year 2017 has brought one challenge after another for Darwinism, and many challenges in November dealt with the evolution of cells as we know it.New research says that the lifecycle of nascent multicellular clusters is informed by the physics of their
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Penguin Discoveries Parallel Progression of Evolution Research
  Recently, The Guardian published a list of the “Top Fossil Discoveries of 2017,” and one of the fossils that made the list was that of the bombshell Halszkaraptor. It was among the greatest finds of any paleontologists all year — a bird-like theropod dinosaur with a few characteristics similar
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THE INSIGNIFICANCE OF PARENTING IN DEVELOPING CHILDREN’S PERSONALITIES
  One of the biggest fears most common to expecting parents is that they will unwittingly ruin their children as people in some way. No one wants to raise a sociopath or stunt a child’s ability to mature into a well-adjusted adult, so it’s common to spend lots of time during the pregnancy worryin
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THE EVOLUTIONARY SIGNIFICANCE OF MENTAL ILLNESSES
  What we call mental illness today may have, at one point, been integral to the evolution of the human brain or human beings in general. That’s what several recent studies suggest when their findings are taken together. Research has definitively shown for years that autistic people can commonly
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FUNNEL-WEB SPIDER AND MOUSE SPIDER MORE CLOSELY RELATED THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT
  A report from Marshal Hedin at San Diego State found that two venomous spider species are more closely related than previously thought. The report identified them as the funnel-web spider and mouse spider. The study analyzed the Atrax robustus and Missulena species of spiders. While funnel-w
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Despite Asexual Reproduction, All-Female Amazon Molly Fish has no Genetic Flaws
  University of Wuerzburg researchers just deciphered the DNA of the Amazon molly fish. They found that the all-female fish, one of the few vertebrate species to rely on asexual reproduction, has no genetic flaw, according to the study published in the Nature Ecology & Evolution journal. There
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