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World’s Oldest Fossils Found in Greenland

The find, thought to be layers of sediment packed together by microbial communities living in shallow water, could alter our understanding of how life evolved.

From the NYTimes News-2016-8-31:14:6:2

Wavy Greenland rock features 'are oldest fossils'

Some of the world's earliest life forms may have been captured in squiggles found in ancient rocks from Greenland.

From the BBC News-2016-8-31:14:6:1

Tasmanian devil DNA shows signs of cancer fightback

A genetic study uncovers signs that wild Tasmanian devils are rapidly evolving to fight back against the infectious face cancer threatening them with extinction.

From the BBC News-2016-8-30:14:6:1

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2016 Biodiversity award from IDT for those in Illinois or Iowa. (Aug 29).

Cheats and Deceits How animals and plants exploit and mislead, by M.Stevens, from Oxford Univ Press (Aug 28).

The Story of Life in 25 Fossils Tales of Intrepid Fossil Hunters and the Wonders of Evolution by D.Prothero, from Columbia Univ Press (Aug 23).

An Ape's View of Human Evolution by P.Andrews from Cambridge Univ Press (Aug 18).

Next Generation Systematics ed by P.Olson, J.Hughes, J.Cotton from Cambridge Univ Press (Aug 15).

Big Farms Make Big Flu: Dispatches on Infectious Disease, Agribusiness, and the Nature of Science, by R.G.Wallace from Monthly Review Press (Aug 10).

Organism and Environment: Ecological Development, Niche Construction, and Adaptation, by S.Sultan, from Oxford Univ Press. (Jul 29).

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Articles added in the last three days:

Aug 31 08:00Visual Pigments, Ocular Filters and the Evolution of Snake Vision - Bruno F. Simões et al. (MBE)
Aug 31 08:00Population Genomics Reveals Low Genetic Diversity and Adaptation to Hypoxia in Snub-Nosed Monkeys - Xuming Zhou et al. (MBE)
Aug 30 08:00CRISPR diversity and microevolution in Clostridium difficile - Joakim M. Andersen et al. (GBE)
Aug 29 16:00Repeated replacement of an intrabacterial symbiont in the tripartite nested mealybug symbiosis - Filip Husnik, John P. McCutcheon (PNAS)
Aug 29 16:00Explosive ice age diversification of kiwi - Jason T. Weir, Oliver Haddrath, Hugh A. Robertson, Rogan M. Colbourne, Allan J. Baker (PNAS)

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