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What is biodiversity? - Planet Earth


Planet Earth
Over the next few weeks we'll be publishing a number of articles about biodiversity. Biodiversity is a word that covers so many things that its precise meaning can be tricky to pin down. So we asked Professor David Raffaelli, the director of one of our ...

Bacterial physiology An inside job on metabolism - Nature.com


Nature.com
Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis, is an intracellular pathogen that has adapted to a life inside of host macrophages. Metabolic adaptations to changes in environmental conditions are thought to be crucial for the ...

Anatomy of a Suicide review – unhappy days are here again - The Guardian


The Guardian
When sadness runs through a family, is it inherited? Alice Birch's skewering Anatomy of a Suicide suggests something more complicated. A sort of hypnotism. A transfixing of one generation by another. A daughter who finds her mother's life compelling ...

Life Through Geologic Time: A Pictorial History of Life on Earth

Marquette - United States

Provides a pictorial look at the geologic time scale, beginning with the Precambrian through the Holocene.

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Earth Life Web
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Facts and explanations about insects and birds categorized by groups.

PBS: Life Beyond Earth
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Companion site to the Timothy Ferris film includes resources for the questions, are we alone and is anybody listening.

Evolution of Life on the Earth, The
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Scientific American article by Stephen Jay Gould.

Palaeos: The Trace of Life on Earth
United States

Dedicated to providing detailed information on the history of life on Earth. Addresses palaeontology, evolution, geochronology, systematics, and ecology.

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Advocates knowledge building, conservation, and wise use of biodiversity resources, the driving force in sustaining the Earth's life-supporting systems.

Division on Earth & Life Studies
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The National Academy of Sciences is a non-governmental, non-profit organization chartered by the US Congress in 1863 at the request of President Lincoln. The Academy has two missions: to honor the nation’s top scientists, engineers, and health professionals with membership, and to serve the nation with independent, expert advice. The Division on Earth & Life Studies is one of six subject area divisions that enlist the nation's top experts to resp

LIFE: A Journey Through Time
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Frans Lanting photo essay tracing life's adaptations over the eons.

Tiny Fossils may be Earth's Oldest Life
United Kingdom

Article from the New Scientist on studies by William Schopf of UCLA of certain ancient Australian rocks using a technique called laser Raman analysis.

Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth
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PBS site offering an introduction to microbes, an integral ingredient in our planet's ecosystem.

The Monterey Pine Through Geologic Time
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Learn how understanding the evolutionary history of the Monterey Pine may help us conserve this species. Article from Understanding Evolution.