Science Nation - Evolution in Action

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Professor Lawrence Gilbert and his team at the University of Texas at Austin have discovered a population of tropical butterflies that exemplify "evolution in action," and a rare research opportunity. Gilbert says they may be witnessing a species of butterfly splitting into two different species. For more information and more ScienceNation videos, go to http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/index.jsp

Science Nation - If These Teeth Could Talk

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With funding from the National Science Foundation, Peter Ungar is revealing more details about the lives of our human ancestors, and he's doing it through dentistry - sort of! The University of Arkansas anthropologist uses high tech dental scans to find out more about the diets of hominids, a technique that sometimes leads to new and very different conclusions. While anthropologists traditionally determine the diets of our ancestors by examining the size and shape of teeth and jaws, Ungar's...

Tip of the Week: Visualizing Galaxy

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A tip of the week introducing visualizing genomic data using Galaxy's visualization tool. For more information, check out the blog post at http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=12439

Richard Lenski: Evolution in a Flask (MWV61)

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In episode 61 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Vancouver, Canada on February 17th, 2012, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Richard Lenski Ph.D., Hannah Professor of Microbial Ecology, Michigan State University, about his research into the evolution of bacteria and the new frontier of digital evolution. Lenski's Long Term Evolution Experiment with E. coli has seen over 50,000 new generations since its inception in 1998. This has led...

Science Nation - Bird Courtship

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Fembot helps researchers study America's most bizarre bird. "The sage grouse is the most elaborate and extreme bird we have in the United States," says Gail Patricelli, an animal behaviorist at the University of California (UC), Davis. "We're basically trying to understand why we have animals that are as amazing and beautiful as the peacocks."

Tip of the Week: GenomeSpace

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A quick introduction to GenomeSpace. More about GenomeSpace and links can be found at http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=12312