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Group builds most comprehensive family tree of birds to date

Group builds most comprehensive family tree of birds to date

House finchnigel. Credit: Wikimedia Commons (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from several institutions in the U.S. has created the most comprehensive family tree of birds to date. In their paper published in the journal Nature the team describes the genomic sequencing technique they used and the structure of the tree they created. Gavin Thomas with the […]

A long look back at fishes’ extendable jaws

A long look back at fishes’ extendable jaws

  A Maori wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) protruding its jaws. Most modern fishes have this ability, which reduces the distance between the fish and its prey. Credit: Copyright João Paulo Krajewski When it comes to catching elusive prey, many fishes rely on a special trick: protruding jaws that quickly extend their reach to snap up that […]

Новый социальный проект создает систему справедливой торговли пластиковыми отходами

Новый социальный проект создает систему справедливой торговли пластиковыми отходами

В городе Коямпуттур, штат Таминлад, Индия, недавно был запущен новый экспериментальный социальный проект под названием Plastics for Change, который направлен не только на борьбу с загрязнением пластиковыми отходами, но и на помощь сборщикам городских отходов в их стремлении к достойному заработку. По сути, этот проект представляет собой открытую мобильную платформу, которая будет обеспечивать «доступ к […]

Comprehensive study finds 238 genes that affect aging in yeast cells

Comprehensive study finds 238 genes that affect aging in yeast cells

  A depiction of the double helical structure of DNA. Its four coding units (A, T, C, G) are color-coded in pink, orange, purple and yellow. Credit: NHGRI Following an exhaustive, ten-year effort, scientists at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and the University of Washington have identified 238 genes that, when removed, increase […]

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