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How nature evolved blue tigers and other quirks of ‘neutral theory’

How nature evolved blue tigers and other quirks of ‘neutral theory’

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As late as the 1950s, hunters reported spotting their blue hairs alongside the traditional orange fur of other South China ...
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Behold the sturddlefish: ‘It’s like if a cow and a giraffe made a baby’

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“Sturddlefish,” as these [Russian sturgeon and American paddlefish] hybrids were nicknamed after researchers in Hungary announced their creation last month, go shockingly ...
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Estrogen slows down adult bone growth, leading to generally taller men and shorter women

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Human sexual size dimorphism, the difference in height between males and females, is often touted as a classic example of ...
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‘Wild theory’: Can aggressive cancers evolve into new species?

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Aggressive cancers can spread so fiercely that they seem less like tissues gone wrong and more like invasive parasites looking ...
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Why biodiversity might not always be such a good thing for our health

While some think of the "dilution effect" as settled science, some ecologists argue that claiming conservation will broadly reduce disease ...

GM mosquitoes didn’t cause Zika, but they can help stop it

Discover | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A new ridiculous rumor is ...

Better face for GMOs: Drought resistance and resistance to ‘superpest’

Discover | 
Much of the current criticism of GMOs rests on the currently-available varieties, dominated by RoundUp Ready (herbicide-resistant) and Bt (pesticide-producing) ...

Public skepticism on GMOs, climate change reflect misunderstandings of risk

Discover | 
The Pew Research Center released their annual Science and Society report (PDF), where they asked over 2,000 members of the ...
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Your allergies may save your life

Discover | 
According to new research, allergies may have evolved in order to save lives by forcing sufferers to reject and expel ...

Scientists cheer death of Prop 37

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Scientists, on the whole, are pleased to see Prop 37 fail this week. This blog post from SciAm explains the ...
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