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There are 16 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Evolution".

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11. Whales, worms and the story of life

What's the point of studying dead whales and the worms that eat them? Recondite research can be more relevant than you'd think, as Nick Higgs explains.

Tags: Biodiversity, Ecology, Evolution, Marine life, Oceans
12. Insight into snake venom evolution could aid drug discovery

UK-led scientists have made a discovery about snake venom that could lead to the development of new drugs to treat a range of life-threatening conditions like cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure.

Tags: Animals, Biology, Evolution, Health, UK
13. Deep-sea diversity surprises researchers

Scientists have shed new light on the evolution of deep-sea creatures by looking at the genes of one shrimp-like species, rather than their physical characteristics.

Tags: Biodiversity, Evolution, Marine life, Oceans
14. Forked tongues: The evolution of human languages

Humans have the dubious distinction of being perhaps the only species whose members cannot all communicate with each other. Mark Pagel asks what's behind this apparently unhelpful trait, and what the future might hold for the diversity of human language.

Tags: Evolution
15. Best foot forward

Robin Crompton from the University of Liverpool explains how techniques developed to study ancient footprints will have direct applications for modern life.

Tags: Evolution, Palaeontology, Technology
16. People still evolving

Natural selection is still at work on modern humans, and it acts quickly, according to a groundbreaking new study.

Tags: Evolution

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