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'Fluffy' dinosaurs were widespread

A discovery of 150 million year old fossils in Siberia indicates that feathers were much more widespread among dinosaurs than previously thought.

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Matter: Study Gives Hope of Adaptation to Climate Change

Research on flies in drier conditions indicates that some have the genes to survive longer over generations.

From the NYTimes News-2014-7-24:14:6:1

Genetic clues to age of first period

The timing of when a girl reaches puberty is controlled by hundreds of genes, say scientists.

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The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B invites proposals for issues for publication in late 2015. (Jul 18).

From Eve to Evolution Darwin, Science and Women's Rights in Gilded Age America by K.Hamlin from Univ Chicago Press (Jul 17).

Phenotypic integration and modularity in plants and animals ed by W.Armbruster from the Royal Society (Jul 10).

The Evolution of Sex Determination by L.Beukeboom and N.Perrin from Oxford Univ Press (Jul 10).

One Plus One Equals One: Symbiosis and the Evolution of Complex Life, by J.Archibald from Oxford Univ Press (Jul 9).

Plant Evolution by D.Crawford et al. from the Royal Society (Jul 3).

Primate Social Evolution by M.Pina and N.Gontier from Springer (Jun 28).

What cost mitochondria? by D.Aanen, J.Spelbrink, M.Beekman from the Royal Society (Jun 26).

Dealing with Darwin: Place, Politics, and Rhetoric in Religious Engagements with Evolution, by D.Livingstone. Johns Hopkins Univ Press (Jun 23).

The Trilobite Book: A visual Journey, by R.Levi-Setti. Univ Chicago Press (Jun 23).

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Jul 25 07:59Pogo-like transposases have been repeatedly domesticated into CENP-B related proteins - Lidia Mateo, Josefa González (GBE)
Jul 25 07:59Gene loss rather than gene gain is associated with a host jump from monocots to dicots in the smut fungus Melanopsichium pennsylvanicum - Rahul Sharma, Bagdevi Mishra, Fabian Runge, Marco Thines (GBE)
Jul 25 07:59Genome wide search for eliminylating domains reveals novel function for BLES03 like proteins - Shradha Khater, Debasisa Mohanty (GBE)
Jul 25 07:59Comparative Genomics suggests that the Human Pathogenic Fungus Pneumocystis jirovecii acquired Obligate Biotrophy through Gene Loss - Ousmane H. Cissé, Marco Pagni, Philippe M. Hauser (GBE)
Jul 25 07:59The comb jelly opsins and the origins of animal phototransduction - Roberto Feuda, Omar Rota-Stebelli, Todd H. Oakley, Davide Pisani (GBE)
Jul 25 07:59Highly variable recombinational landscape modulates efficacy of natural selection in birds - Toni I. Gossmann, Anna W. Santure, Ben C. Sheldon, Jon Slate, Kai Zeng (GBE)
Jul 25 07:59Epigenetics and the Evolution of Darwin's Finches - Michael K. Skinner et al. (GBE)
Jul 25 07:59Under-replicated regions in D. melanogaster are enriched with fast evolving genes and highly conserved noncoding sequences - Igor V. Makunin, Tatyana D. Kolesnikova, Natalya G. Andreyenkova (GBE)
Jul 25 07:59Evolution of Escherichia coli to 42 °C and Subsequent Genetic Engineering Reveals Adaptive Mechanisms and Novel Mutations - Troy E. Sandberg et al. (MBE)
Jul 25 07:59Perturbation of Iron Homeostasis Promotes the Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance - Orsolya Méhi et al. (MBE)
Jul 25 07:59Functional Evolution of cardiac microRNAs in heart development and functions - Chen-Ching Lin et al. (MBE)
Jul 25 07:59Automated structural comparisons clarify the phylogeny of the right-hand-shape polymerases - Heli A.M. Mönttinen, Janne J. Ravantti, David I. Stuart, Minna M. Poranen (MBE)
Jul 25 07:59An experimentally informed evolutionary model improves phylogenetic fit to divergent lactamase homologs - Jesse D. Bloom (MBE)
Jul 25 07:59Dual targeted proteins tend to be more evolutionarily conserved - Irit Kisslov, Adi Naamati, Nitzan Shakarchy, Ophry Pines (MBE)
Jul 25 07:59Early evolution of the eukaryotic Ca2+ signaling machinery: Conservation of the CatSper channel complex - Xinjiang Cai, Xiangbing Wang, David E. Clapham (MBE)
Jul 24 07:59The globin gene repertoire of lampreys: Convergent evolution of hemoglobin and myoglobin in jawed and jawless vertebrates - Kim Schwarze et al. (MBE)
Jul 23 08:00Evolution of functional diversification within quasispecies - Enrico Sandro Colizzi, Paulien Hogeweg (GBE)

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