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Added: June 07, 2014
URL: curiousmeerkat.co.uk
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Category: Science
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Looking sexy makes animals age faster

Telomeres – small sections of protective DNA found at the end of each chromosome – have been repeatedly linked to ageing. But their complex dynamics remain poorly understood, especially in wild populations. Publishing in the journal Ecology ...

Tibetans evolved to cope with UV

Tibetan populations have evolved at least nine specific genetic variants to help them survive the extreme conditions of the Tibetan Plateau. Living permanently at over 4,000 m above sea level, these populations have been coping for millennia ...

Geological uplift creates mountain biodiversity hotspots

Mountains tend to have more species than valleys, and new research provides support for the theory that mountain formation itself might be responsible. Yaowu Ying and Richard Ree from The Field Museum in Chicago compared regional rates of plant ...

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