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Life on Earth may have begun billions of years ago with a quiet, single-celled whimper, but it really arrived with a bang about 540 million years ago. Within a relatively short period of time, life burst forth into an incredible diversity of forms, in an event that has since come to be known as the Cambrian explosion. Now, an international team of scientists has found clues to what may hav
Daniel Libeskind's New York architecture firm has revealed plans to build a museum in Kenya's Rift Valley, comprising tapered and pointed structures that resemble stalactites. Read more
Evolution is an amazing process, helping life adapt to new environments and conditions – and now scientists have uncovered a rare occasion where it got a second chance. About 136,000 years ago, a flightless bird on an island in the Indian Ocean was wiped out, only to re-evolve itself back into existence tens of thousands of years later... Continue Reading Extinct bird resurrected as evolut
Evolution is an incredible process, allowing life to adapt to changes in its environment. In the 1990s, the lab of Frances Arnold showed how we can turn this process to our advantage by manipulating microbes into evolving in a certain way, which could lead to new drugs and other breakthroughs. The discovery earned Arnold the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and now her team is using the tech
On the timeline of the evolution of flight in birds, gliding seems like a logical first step. But new research suggests that some species could have made the jump straight to flapping flight without a gliding phase in the meantime, which could force a rewrite of our understanding of avian evolution... Continue Reading Robot dinosaurs help unlock the evolution of flight Category: Science
matteo guarnaccia, alumnus of IED barcelona, travels to eight countries to explore and model socio-cultural differences in designing chairs. The post cross cultural chairs explores socio-cultural evolution through chair designs appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Probiotics, delivered in pills or foods like yoghurt, have long been held up as a force for good in the body, but there may be a bit of a gray area between good and bad bacteria. A mouse study conducted at Washington University in St. Louis has now found that probiotics can evolve in the gut, becoming less effective or even turning against the host... Continue Reading The cons of probiotic
In news that will do little to dampen fears of a robot apocalypse, researchers at the University of South Carolina (USC) have built a robo-limb that can teach itself to walk. Inspired by humans, and animals that have evolved to learn the skill within minutes of birth, it's hoped the research will open up new possibilities in the fields of dynamic prosthetics and robots that learn on the fl
In this 2016 GDC Europe session, Bodysoft's Zeke Virant presents a post-mortem of the meditative action game Soft Body. ...
Who among us didn't cheat on a test at school by copying off kids nearby? Well it turns out that grasses are doing the same thing on an evolutionary level. Scientists have found evidence that some species of grasses are stealing genes from their neighbors to help them adapt, effectively bypassing millions of years' worth of evolution... Continue Reading Grasses found to cheat evolution by


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