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Where Do Complex Organisms Come From?

Stuart A. Newman | Posted 02.03.2013 | Science
Stuart A. Newman

By incorporating embryonic development and its underlying physico-genetic processes into evolutionary theory, investigators are learning that abrupt alterations in body plan and other aspects of organismal form can occur in response to environmental change or gene mutation.

WATCH: Life On Earth's Five Billion Years Stuffed Into Two Minutes

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.25.2013 | Science

When the amazing 4.5-billion-year history of life on Earth is compressed into two minutes and 20 seconds, it quickly becomes apparent that humans are ...

One Cubic Foot Of Life (PHOTOS): More Than One Thousand Organisms Found In Small Spaces

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Special from National Geographic by Edward O. Wilson, photographs by David Liittschwager "When you thrust a shovel into the soil or tear off a piece ...