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Snakes lost their legs, these scientists helped them find them

Last year, scientists at the University of Florida and a collaboration of California Universities concurrently discovered the genetic cause behind why snakes do not have legs by studying many species of snakes and their DNA sequences. How did they do this? The scientists compared gene expression levels of related organisms …

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The Big Blue and You

Oceanographers primarily study the following: they map the ocean seafloor, measure physical parameters of the waters, analyze the weather above the oceans, study debris in the water, and collect biological samples. All of these tasks are done using scientific vessels equipped with advanced machinery, which can cost an estimated $30,000 …