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Exploring Life's Origins: A Virtual Exhibit

Exploring Life's Origins: A Virtual Exhibit
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Tree of Life Web Project The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative effort of biologists and nature enthusiasts from around the world. On more than 10,000 World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about biodiversity, the characteristics of different groups of organisms, and their evolutionary history (phylogeny). Each page contains information about a particular group, e.g., salamanders, segmented worms, phlox flowers, tyrannosaurs, euglenids, Heliconius butterflies, club fungi, or the vampire squid. ToL pages are linked one to another hierarchically, in the form of the evolutionary tree of life. Starting with the root of all Life on Earth and moving out along diverging branches to individual species, the structure of the ToL project thus illustrates the genetic connections between all living things.

Top 10 Signs Of Evolution In Modern Man Humans Through history, as natural selection played its part in the development of modern man, many of the useful functions and parts of the human body become unnecessary. What is most fascinating is that many of these parts of the body still remain in some form so we can see the progress of evolution. This list covers the ten most significant evolutionary changes that have taken place – leaving signs behind them. Goose Bumps Cutis Anserina Humans get goose bumps when they are cold, frightened, angry, or in awe. Jacobson’s Organ Vomeronasal organ Jacobson’s organ is a fascinating part of animal anatomy and it tells us a lot about our own sexual history. Junk DNA L-gulonolactone oxidase While many of the hangovers from our “devolved” past are visible or physical, this is not true for all. Extra Ear Muscles Auriculares muscles Early humans ate a lot of plants – and they needed to eat them quickly enough that they could eat a sufficient amount in one day to get all of the nutrients they needed.

Evolution: Second Edition Home This website is a companion to the textbook Evolution, Second Edition, by Douglas J. Futuyma, published by Sinauer Associates. The site is designed to help you review and master key concepts, facts, and terminology from the textbook through interactive exercises and learning tools. To get started, select a chapter and a category from the pull-down menus above and click Go, or click a category in the list on the left to access any of the resources. System Requirements The Simulation Exercises on this site include applets that are in Java™ format. JavaScript must be enabled for full site functionality. Technical Support/Contact Information If you have any problems using this site, or have any suggestions or errors to report, please contact us. Credits Data Analysis and Simulation Exercises by Norman Johnson and Sean WerleOnline Quizzes by Joseph Lachance and Paul Bourdeau

Storia della Scienza per ragazzi La storia della scienza raccontata ai ragazzi Giovanni Di Gregorio Sciamani, filosofi e vecchie comari nella medicina classica Il mistico Keplero e le leggi dell’astronomia Bussola, portolani e polvere da sparo: l’esplorazione dei nuovi mondi Magia, alchimia e la trasformazione delle sostanze La sconfitta di Aristotele e la nascita della scienza moderna La riscoperta dell’anatomia tra autopsie e stampe illustrate La rivincita del microscopio e la scoperta di nuovi mondi Una mela, Saturno e leggi universali di Newton Linneo e il grande catalogo della Natura Ossa di drago e rocce dalla forma curiosa: la lenta nascita della geologia I fringuelli delle Galapagos e il mistero dell’origine della specie Louis Pasteur e l’evoluzione della ricerca medica Una piccola raccolta di immagini su ... Darwin, le Galapagos, i fringuelli, l'origine della specie ... e altre cose

Understanding Evolution The bacteria that changed the world - May, 2017 The make-up of Earth's atmosphere, once the domain of Earth science textbooks, has become an increasingly "hot" news topic in recent decades, as we struggle to curb global warming by limiting the carbon dioxide that human activity produces. While the changes that humanity has wrought on the planet are dramatic, this isn’t the first time that one species has changed Earth’s atmosphere. Three billion years ago, there was no free oxygen in the atmosphere at all. Life was anaerobic, meaning that it did not need oxygen to live and grow. Read the rest of the story here | See the Evo in the News archive

Tree of Life Web Project Evolution Resources from the National Academies In the News: Your Inner Fish – A Scientific Adventure Have you ever wondered why people look the way they do? Why our hands and feet have five digits instead of six? Follow that adventure now on PBS Darwin's Insights Continue to Inspire the Academy's Work The ideas of Charles Darwin and the concept of evolution by natural selection continue to have a profound influence on modern biology – they permeate almost every area of scientific exploration. In 2009 the National Academy of Sciences joined many other organizations in the international scientific community to celebrate the 'Year of Science,' which commemorated Darwin’s 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his masterwork On the Origin of Species. In 2010, the National Academy of Sciences awarded its most prestigious award, the Public Welfare Medal, to Dr.

Erbe medicinali Instant Anatomy Welcome to Instant Anatomy Capsula interna Die Capsula interna (deutsch: innere Kapsel) ist die größte Ansammlung von Nervenfasern, die zur Großhirnrinde aufsteigen oder von der Großhirnrinde absteigen. Anatomie[Bearbeiten] Horizontalschnitt durch das Vorderhirn, Basalganglien blau Anatomisch wird die Capsula interna innen von Thalamus und Nucleus caudatus, außen von Globus pallidus und Putamen begrenzt. Im Horizontalschnitt sind ein Crus anterius (vorderer Schenkel), ein Crus posterius (hinterer Schenkel) und das die beiden Schenkel verbindende Genu capsulae internae (Knie) zu erkennen. Folgende wichtige Bahnen ziehen durch die Capsula interna und verbinden so die Großhirnrinde mit tiefer liegenden Strukturen beziehungsweise dem Rückenmark: Im Crus anterius verlaufen: Tractus frontopontinusvorderer Thalamusstiel Im Genu verläuft: Tractus corticonuclearis Im Crus posterius verlaufen: Tractus corticospinalis (Pyramidenbahn)Tractus temporopontinusoberer Thalamusstielhinterer ThalamusstielTeile der Hör- und Sehbahn (untere Capsula interna)

Evolution of Evolution - 150 Years of Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" Text-only | Flash Special Report Evolution of Evolution - 150 Years of Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" Introduction Charles Darwin Essays Darwin as Ichthyologist: Lessons for Our Future — Daniel Pauly Rethinking the Birdtree of Life — Shannon Hackett & Sushma Reddy What If Darwin Hadn't Written "On the Origin of Species?" — Marsha Richmond The Mythology of Natural Selection — Jim Secord Audio Transcripts Interview with Daniel Pauly Interview with Shannon Hackett & Sushma Reddy Video Transcripts Interview with Marsha Richmond Interview with Jim Secord Introduction Evolution of Anthropology Essays Skeletal Morphology — Susan Antón Darwin as Anthropologist, Anthropologists as Darwinians — Ken Weiss Human Evolution's Winding Path — Tim White Audio Transcripts Interview with Susan Antón Video Transcripts Interview with Ken Weiss Interview with Tim White Introduction Evolution of Astromony Essays Is There a Chemical Origin of the Species? Audio Transcripts Interview with Anthony Remijan

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