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‘Dark angels of evolution, terrific and terrible’: How viruses have shaped evolution, for better or for worse

‘Dark angels of evolution, terrific and terrible’: How viruses have shaped evolution, for better or for worse

National Geographic | 
[Many] viruses bring adaptive benefits, not harms, to life on Earth, including ours. We couldn’t continue without them. We wouldn’t ...
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Viewpoint: Evolution works – just look at the ‘success’ of the coronavirus

New York Times | 
The scope and the devastation of the pandemic reflect bad luck, yes, and a dangerous world, yes, but also catastrophic ...
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Horizontal gene transfer: The tricky part of evolution never imagined by Charles Darwin

Anthropocene | 
Biologists have long recognized that the boundaries of one species may blur into another—by the process of hybridism, for instance ...
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‘The Tangled Tree’: Book explores what’s wrong with Darwin’s theory of evolution

National Geographic | 
Until recently, the central tenets of Darwin’s theory of evolution, from how heredity works to the gradual variation in species, had ...
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Discovering a ‘third kingdom’: How this scientist upended Darwin’s ‘tree of life’

New York Times | 
On Nov. 3, 1977, a new scientific revolution was heralded to the world — but it came cryptically, in slightly ...

Finding Ebola’s hiding place key to stopping another major outbreak

National Geographic | 
No one foresaw, back in December 2013, that the little boy who fell ill in a village called Méliandou, in ...
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