Natural Selection

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Meteorite that 'wiped out' dinosaurs 66m yrs ago also helped forests 'flourish'

Researchers has recently hypothesized that, a 10-km diameter chunk of rock that hit the Yukatan peninsula 66 million years ago, which wiped out the dinosaurs also helped modern forests to bloom.Researchers from the University of Arizona revealed that ... [Published Business Standard India - 10 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Creationist Bobby Jindal Doesn’t Understand Why Obama Hates Science So Much

In a bravura performance of the “I Know You Are but What Am I” suite today, Louisiana Gov. Bobby “Volcano Monitoring Is Dumb” Jindal attacked the Obama administration for being a big bunch of “science deniers” who don’t have the good sense to ... [Published Wonkette - 22 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Three key aspects of governance for boards of directors

The second part of our corporate governance series focuses on effective governance of management. There are broadly three areas: information disclosure, strategic direction and operational governance. For the board to discharge its duties in these areas ... [Published Abu Dhabi National - 6 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Will people still be useful in the 21st century?

Editor's note: Dr. Yuval Noah Harari lectures at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and is the author of the international bestseller "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind." The book will be released in the US by Harper Collins in February 2015. The ... [Published CNN - 7 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated 8 hours ago - 2 reports

Evolution Made Us The Unique Snowflakes We Are Today

Why does a songbird sing? To attract a mate, most of us would immediately answer, and to separate himself from the many other suitors trying to win the heart of that pretty female bird. Animals often use vocalization to distinguish themselves from the ... [Published Medical Daily - Sep 16 2014]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

As Phones4U illustrates, a direct connection with customers is your lifeline

‘We are only three phone calls away from disaster.’ It’s a phrase used by Nigel Bogle, founder of BBH, to ensure his agency never gets complacent. But it’s not only ad agencies that have a precarious business model.Retailer Phones4U had its three calls ... [Published Marketing Week - 8 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Armageddon 66m years ago proved a silver lining for at least one species

Even Armageddon can have a silver lining, according to a new discovery about what followed the massive meteor impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.Around 66m years ago, a 10km-wide asteroid or comet smashed into the Earth off Mexico’s Yucatan peninsular, ... [Published Irish Examiner - 15 hours ago]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 2 reports

Natural selection in a novel thermal environment [Evolution]

Michael L. Logan a , 1 , Robert M. Cox b , and Ryan Calsbeek a a Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College , Hanover, NH 03755; and b Department of Biology, University of Virginia , Charlottesville, VA 22904Edited by James H. Brown, University ... [Published PNAS - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

51 minutes ago · News China launches cellphone lanes for distracted pedestrians

Sick of idiots on their phones storming head-first into you as they check their emails? Best shift off to China, where these distracted dopes have their own cellphone pedestrian lane.Residents of Chongqing in Southern China are clearly fed up with headbutting ... [Published Recombu Mobile Phones - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 2 reports

Forum Post: RE: A Terrible Thought

Bereaved spouses and partnersFor widows, widowers and anyone who has lost a husband, wife, partner or civil partner to cancer.A Terrible ThoughtPosted by zygote99 on15 Sep 2014 9:02 PMI have a terrible thought. Meaning is a subjective construct. Purpose ... [Published Macmillan Cancer Support - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 2 reports

Don’t Keep Your Cool

In an excerpt from his new book The Meaning of Human Existence , E.O. Wilson sums up an evolutionary history of selfish and cooperative tendencies. “In a nutshell,” he writes, “individual selection favors what we call sin and group selection favors virtue. ... [Published Atlantic Monthly - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 2 reports

How are hybridized species affecting wildlife?

Credit: Dr. Dylan FraserResearchers who transplanted combinations of wild, domesticated, and domesticated-wild hybridized populations of a fish species to new environments found that within 5 to 11 generations, selection could remove introduced foreign ... [Published PhysOrg.com - Sep 15 2014]

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Boomsma also underlines that focused genomic studies will be needed to find out which genes are involved and how they affect brain function: "Our Centre's main objective is to develop and test evolutionary theory about the ways in which gene-level conflicts can corrupt even the most sophisticated forms of naturally evolved cooperation. It is no surprise that humans are vulnerable to such deep evolutionary conflicts, as are other mammals, and it is both useful and interesting to be aware of this part of our biological heritage" , says Professor Boomsma...
...restaurants represent the future – and the fun – of food, where trends are being set," says Caroline Potter , OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "The list features a multitude of gifted young chefs who are redefining fine dining and opening exciting establishments to serve delicious dishes that are both personal and playful."
"There is a spectrum between fast and slow-growing species," said Dr Blonder. "There is the 'live fast, die young' strategy and there is the 'slow but steady' strategy."
...many forests dominated by evergreen flowering plants," explained the study's lead author Benjamin Blonder , an evolutionary biologist at Arizona. "Instead, they are dominated by deciduous species, plants that lose their leaves at some point during the year."

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http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/08/25/seeds-of-doubt An activist's controversial crusade against genetically modified crops.BY MICHAEL SPECTER  Vandana Shiva accuses multinational corporations such as Monsanto of attempting to impose "food totalitarianism" ...
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Don’t Keep Your Cool [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Sep 15 2014]
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