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20 March 2018

Genetic analysis uncovers the evolutionary origin of vertebrate limbs [Phys]

The study, published this week in Nature Genetics, demonstrates that fish, mice and likely all modern-day vertebrates share genetic elements first used to develop the unpaired dorsal fin in ancient fish. They later copied these elements to produce paired appendages, like pelvic and pectoral fins, arms and legs.

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19 March 2018

Publication de la première liste des poissons marins de France métropolitaine depuis le 19e siècle ! [INPN]

Exploitant plus de 200 références bibliographiques, les auteurs ont identifié 729 espèces incluant 23 non-indigènes, réparties dans 185 familles et cinq classes : Myxini (myxines), Petromyzonti (lamproies), Elasmobranchii (requins et raies), Holocephali (chimères), Actinopterygii (poissons osseux à nageoires rayonnées).

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19 March 2018

Comment faire face à la surexploitation des eaux souterraines ? [The Conversation]

Les eaux souterraines renouvelables constituent des réservoirs alimentés par l’infiltration des eaux de pluie. Elles se distinguent des aquifères fossiles, nappes profondes (de 50 à 2 300 mètres) datant des âges géologiques et déconnectés du cycle de l’eau.

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16 March 2018

The Surprising Ways Tigers Benefit Farmers and Livestock Owners [Scientific American]

A recent study finds that the often-feared big cats actually help keep crops and domesticated animals safe from other threats.

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15 March 2018

Coral reef experiment shows: Acidification from carbon dioxide slows growth [Phys]

Ocean acidification will severely impair coral reef growth before the end of the century if carbon dioxide emissions continue unchecked, according to new research on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef led by Carnegie’s Ken Caldeira and the California Academy of Sciences’ Rebecca Albright.

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