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Snowballing Into a New Age:  How the Meltwater Pump May Have Contributed to Evolution

Snowballing Into a New Age: How the Meltwater Pump May Have Contributed to Evolution

Image courtesy of Ellie Gabriel. How was earth able to sustain life during a major ice age known as Snowball Earth? During that period, the planet was covered with ice sheets for millions of years. This phenomenon resulted in ocean

Hot Wings: Drosophila wings that double as a taste organ and sexual circuitry

Hot Wings: Drosophila wings that double as a taste organ and sexual circuitry

There are only three kinds of organisms known to have wings that are functional for flights—birds, insects, and bats. Even today, wings are often thought of as nothing more than appendages allowing organisms to fly. However, in Drosophila melanogaster (fruit