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Hijacking the double helix for replication

For years, scientists have puzzled over what prompts the intertwined double-helix DNA to open its two strands and then start replication. Knowing this could be the key to understanding how organisms -- from healthy cells to cancerous tumors -- replic...
by The Archaeology News Network on Dec 15, 2016

Chewie, Lucy’s Imaginary Big Brother, Left Footprints in Tanzania

The new footprints are a bit bigger than these. Image courtesy of Momotarou2012, Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0). Joel Kontinen “There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling...
by Joel Kontinen on Dec 15, 2016

New study doubles the estimate of bird species in the world

New research led by the American Museum of Natural History suggests that there are about 18,000 bird species in the world—nearly twice as many as previously thought. The work focuses on "hidden" avian diversity—birds that look similar to one anot...
by The Archaeology News Network on Dec 14, 2016

Scientists examine 'perfect storms' fueling vast tropical biodiversity

Biodiversity on earth is greatest in the tropics with the number and variety of species gradually diminishing toward the poles. Understanding exactly what shapes this pattern, known as the latitudinal diversity gradient, is not just key to knowing th...
by The Archaeology News Network on Dec 14, 2016

The species of Lucy was polygynous, new footprints show

New footprints of early bipedal hominins discovered at Laetoli, Tanzania, indicate marked body size variation among our 3.65 million-years-old ancestors and suggest a new insight into their social behaviour. This discovery is being published on the o...
by The Archaeology News Network on Dec 14, 2016

Making Believe

Sanity is always temporary. I can say that because we all know that no one acts rationally all the time. Our brains evolved (or were created, if you roll that way) for the simple purpose of survival, not reason. Reasoning, … Continue reading &#...

Recently discovered galaxy is undergoing an extraordinary boom of stellar construction, clues to universe’s evolution

The distorted galaxy in the simulation results from a collision between two galaxies, followed by them merging. Astronomers think such a merger could be the reason why SPT0346-52 is having such a boom of stellar construction. Once the two galaxies co...
by Potent Scientia Est on Dec 13, 2016

The Evolution of Hiring

Whether you are a regular employee or someone who is under a contractualization, chances are go through a series of evaluation process that made you employed. How were you hired for your position? Over the......

Surfeit of Ego

In a world with finite resources, many commodities are in short supply. One clear overabundance is that of ego. We’ve seen that clearly in the long, long months of this year’s political campaign and the single month since then. Running … Co...

Monkey Brains Were Not Built for Talking

A macaque can’t speak. Image courtesy of Shantanu Kuveskar, Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0). Joel Kontinen Parrots and some other birds can utter sounds that resemble words, but monkeys and apes cannot. This is a big enigma for evolutionists...
by Joel Kontinen on Dec 11, 2016

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by Tekno Kita on Dec 9, 2016

New Scientist: Thank Evolution for Fear

Inherited fear? Darwinians think so. Joel Kontinen Darwinists are fond of thanking evolution for all kinds of everything. Often, their explanations are more or less bizarre – often more –, as in “social living shrinks our brains.” C...
by Joel Kontinen on Dec 9, 2016

David E. Fastovsky – The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs

The book is written as a series of readable, entertaining essays covering important and timely topics in dinsoaur paleontology and natural history. It will appeal to non-specialists and all dinosaur enthusiasts, treating subjects as diverse as birds...
by Tutorials For Download on Dec 9, 2016

Young galaxies "born" at least 50 stars annually

photo: nasa.govYoung galaxies in the universe appear to be very fertile and, with an annual average of 50 new stars on the size of the sun.The recent discovery shows as "incubators" within young galaxies annually produce more stars than was originall...
by Potent Scientia Est on Dec 7, 2016

Lucy Was a Tree Climber, New Research Suggests

Lucy’s bones. The leg bones are still missing, so theories of how our assumed grandmother walked are not based on facts. Joel Kontinen Lucy’s upper limbs resembled those of modern chimps. This suggests that our assumed grandmother Australopi...
by Joel Kontinen on Dec 5, 2016

Battle Supremacy: Evolution, Let The Battle Begin (Gameplay)

It’s not often you come across a really good sci-fi action game for iPhone or iPad. With Battle Supremacy: Evolution it’s as good as it gets. With over 100 missions, engaging gameplay and 6 unique transformers the app is worth the £3.99...
by iPhoneGlance on Dec 1, 2016

Darwin Was Wrong: There’s No Tree of Life

This Victorian gentleman was wrong. Joel Kontinen Once upon a time, the tree of life was a major albeit somewhat controversial fact of evolution. Now it is no more. Even secular researchers have pointed out that Darwin was wrong and that th...
by Joel Kontinen on Dec 1, 2016

Latimeria chalumnae "fish with legs from Indian Ocean" the mysterious living fossil reveals its secrets

In 1938, the world zoologists was shaken by a discovery without precedent: in the Indian Ocean was living creature amazing - a fish, no doubt, but one very strange fin provided with a kind of "paws", reminiscent of limbs terrestrial vertebrates. ...
by Potent Scientia Est on Nov 22, 2016

6 major disadvantages of human evolution

Elements of process of human evolution Vector photo: freedesignfile.comThinking about natural selection, we tend to think that is progress, just how strong and healthy people survived and were assured continuity. But in reality, the process is more c...
by Potent Scientia Est on Nov 19, 2016

The Markhor Goat and Babirusa strange pig called pig deer is best known for its spectacular tusks

Markhor goat (Foto: Shutterstock.com)Sometimes life takes strange forms and most often we do not even hear it. Most often we fail to notice, to inform and to be careful with it and we see amazing creatures on Earth we live next to. In fact, even...
by Potent Scientia Est on Nov 17, 2016


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