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Scientists Find a Population of Butterflies That Appears to Be Splitting Into Two Species

Scientists Find a Population of Butterflies That Appears to Be Splitting Into Two Species

Breaking up may actually not be hard to do, say scientists who've found a population of tropical butterflies that may be on its way to a split into two distinct species.

Scientists map the evolutionary relationships for all life on the planet

Scientists map the evolutionary relationships for all life on the planet

In the beginning Ed Theriot’s contributions to the Assembling the Tree of Life (AToL) project—“the story of life on Earth, in a nutshell”—often begin pretty humbly. “Sometimes we go down to Waller Creek, right on campus, with a turkey baster and a toothbrush, and we suck up algae from the water and scrub it off…   » Continue Reading

Most Ancient Case of Tuberculosis Found in 500,000-Year-Old Human; Evidence Suggests Vitamin D Deficiency Endangers Migrating Populations

Most Ancient Case of Tuberculosis Found in 500,000-Year-Old Human; Evidence Suggests Vitamin D Deficiency Endangers Migrating Populations

Although most scientists believe tuberculosis emerged only several thousand years ago, new research from The University of Texas at Austin reveals the most ancient evidence of the disease has been found in a 500,000-year-old human fossil from Turkey.