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Jan 17, 2022

Study challenges evolutionary theory that DNA mutations are random

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, evolution, food

A simple roadside weed may hold the key to understanding and predicting DNA mutation, according to new research from University of California, Davis, and the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Germany.

The findings, published January 12 in the journal Nature, radically change our understanding of evolution and could one day help researchers breed better crops or even help humans fight cancer.

Mutations occur when DNA is damaged and left unrepaired, creating a new variation. The scientists wanted to know if mutation was purely random or something deeper. What they found was unexpected.

Jan 17, 2022

Archaeologists reveal a key date in the evolution of modern humans

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In this edition of Inverse Daily, read about an egg-shaped planet too close to its sun, how Twitch streamer Amouranth thinks the medium should change, and more.

Jan 16, 2022

Earth’s Interior Is Cooling “Much Faster Than Expected”

Posted by in category: evolution

Researchers at ETH Zurich have demonstrated in the lab how well a mineral common at the boundary between the Earth’s core and mantle conducts heat. This leads them to suspect that the Earth’s heat may dissipate sooner than previously thought.

The evolution of our Earth is the story of its cooling: 4.5 billion years ago, extreme temperatures prevailed on the surface of the young Earth, and it was covered by a deep ocean of magma. Over millions of years, the planet’s surface cooled to form a brittle crust. However, the enormous thermal energy emanating from the Earth’s interior set dynamic processes in motion, such as mantle convection, plate tectonics, and volcanism.

Still unanswered, though, are the questions of how fast the Earth cooled and how long it might take for this ongoing cooling to bring the aforementioned heat-driven processes to a halt.

Jan 15, 2022

Profound Discovery on Origins of Life on Earth — Evolution of Metal-Binding Proteins

Posted by in categories: biological, evolution

Researchers explored the evolution of metal-binding proteins across billions of years.

Addressing one of the most profoundly unanswered questions in biology, a Rutgers-led team has discovered the structures of proteins that may be responsible for the origins of life in the primordial soup of ancient Earth.

The study appears in the journal Science Advances.

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Jan 14, 2022

Evolution ‘Landscapes’ Predict What’s Next for COVID Virus

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Studies that map the adaptive value of viral mutations hint at how the COVID-19 pandemic might progress next.

Jan 13, 2022

Mysterious Cosmic “Spider” Found To Be Source of Powerful Gamma-Rays

Posted by in categories: evolution, quantum physics, space

Investigated by the SOAR Telescope operated by NOIRLab, the binary system is the first to be found at the penultimate stage of its evolution. Using the 4.1-meter SOAR Telescope in Chile, astronomers have discovered the first example of a binary system where a star in the process of becoming a white.


MIT physicists and colleagues have discovered the “secret sauce” behind some of the exotic properties of a new quantum material that has transfixed physicists due to those properties, which include superconductivity. Although theorists had predicted the reason for the unusual properties of the material, known as a kagome metal, this is the first time that the phenomenon behind those properties has been observed in the laboratory.

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Jan 8, 2022

Did aliens genetically engineer humans 780,000 years ago?

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, cosmology, evolution, genetics, neuroscience

The first humans emerged on Earth about 4 million years ago, but new evidence from the study of human evolution has revealed compelling evidence that a small group of these hominins was genetically modified by ancient alien visitors to create the first Homo sapiens.

Researcher and author Daniella Fenton has thoroughly analyzed humanity’s earliest origins and its sudden acceleration in brain development nearly 800,000 years ago, and this research has led to a major revelation.

“Homo sapiens is the creation of ancient astronauts who came through a wormhole in the Pleiades star cluster more than 780,000 years ago.”

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Jan 3, 2022

Christians point to genetics breakthroughs to show Adam and Eve are not incompatible with evolution

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, evolution, genetics

Many Christians have rejected the scientific theory of evolution in part because they think it rules out the existence of a historical Adam and Eve. Yet some scientists and theologians argue that recent breakthroughs in genetics make a historical Adam and Eve compatible with evolution, and that this development may help bridge what many see as a conflict between faith and science.

“For over 160 years, the societal conflict over evolution has been deep and stubborn. But now, in a surprise twist, evolutionary science is making space for Adam and Eve,” S. Joshua Swamidass, an associate professor at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, told Fox News Digital. “It turns out that the theological questions are about genealogical ancestry, not genetics. In this paradigm shift, we are finding a better way forward, a better story to tell.”

In his book “The Genealogical Adam and Eve: The Surprising Science of Universal Ancestry,” Swamidass argues that genetics and evolutionary theory do not conflict with the existence of Adam and Eve, universal ancestors of all humans whom Jesus died to save.

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Jan 1, 2022

A 238-year-old invention could help us survive Venus’ hellish atmosphere

Posted by in categories: evolution, space

The study of Venus presents an opportunity to model the evolution of planetary environments, which can serve as a reference for what could happen in the future.

Dec 25, 2021

Scientists Used CRISPR Gene Editing to Choose the Sex of Mouse Pups

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, evolution, sex

The targeted gene used for the edit is conserved across evolution, suggesting the technique could work in more animals than just mice.

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