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Millions of Ibises Were Mummified. But Where Did Ancient Egypt Get Them?

DNA analysis of the preserved birds found in many catacombs undercuts the explanation that there were large-scale ibis breeding farms.

From the NYTimes News-2019-11-16:8:5:1

How Did Plants Conquer Land? These Humble Algae Hold Clues

Two algal species share important genes with all modern land plants, a new analysis finds.

From the NYTimes News-2019-11-14:14:6:1

Secrets of the largest ape that ever lived

The fossilised tooth of a mysterious extinct ape is shedding new light on the evolution of great apes.

From the BBC News-2019-11-13:14:6:1

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Journal of Evolutionary Biology has a call for papers on assortative mating for labile traits in the wild (N.Dingemanse & B.Class) (Nov 18).

The Ape that Understood the Universe: How the Mind and Culture Evolve by Steve Stewart-Williams from Cambridge University Press (Nov 17).

Dinosaurs—The Grand Tour, Second Edition: Everything Worth Knowing About Dinosaurs from Aardonyx to Zuniceratops by Keiron Pim from Experiment (Nov 11).

Welcome to the Genome: A User's Guide to the Genetic Past, Present, and Future by Robert DeSalle, Michael Yudell from Wiley-Blackwell (Nov 2).

Evolution Before Darwin: Theories of the Transmutation of Species in Edinburgh, 1804-1834 by Bill Jenkins from Edinburgh University Press (Oct 19).

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Nov 16 08:00Speciation in Howea Palms Occurred in Sympatry, Was Preceded by Ancestral Admixture, and Was Associated with Edaphic and Phenological Adaptation - Owen G Osborne et al. (MBE)
Nov 15 12:00Evolutionary basis of high-frequency hearing in the cochleae of echolocators revealed by comparative genomics - Hui Wang et al. (GBE)
Nov 15 12:00Alien domains shaped the modular structure of plant NLR proteins - Giuseppe Andolfo et al. (GBE)
Nov 15 12:00Domestication of high-copy transposons underlays the wheat small RNA response to an obligate pathogen - Manuel Poretti et al. (MBE)
Nov 15 12:00Recurrent Collection of Drosophila melanogaster from Wild African Environments and Genomic Insights into Species History - Quentin D Sprengelmeyer et al. (MBE)

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