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New dates rewrite Neanderthal story

A new study suggests that modern humans and Neanderthals co-existed in Europe 10 times longer than previously thought.

From the BBC News-2014-8-20:14:6:1

Neanderthals in Europe Died Out Thousands of Years Sooner Than Some Thought, Study Says

The finding, aided by advances in radiocarbon dating, sharply narrows the period that Neanderthals and modern humans overlapped in Europe.

From the NYTimes News-2014-8-20:14:6:2

Maths helps find climate-proof crops

Researchers are developing mathematical models to help identify genetic material that could improve food crops' resilience to climate change.

From the BBC News-2014-8-16:8:5:1

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The summer Newsletter of the Canadian Institute of Ecology and Evolution (CIEE) is now available. (Aug 7).

Speciation: Natural Processes, Genetics and Biodiversity ed by P.Michalak from Nova (Aug 3).

One Plus One Equals One: Symbiosis and the Evolution of Complex Life, by J.Archibald from Oxford Univ Press (Jul 28).

The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B invites proposals for issues for publication in late 2015. (Jul 18).

From Eve to Evolution Darwin, Science and Women's Rights in Gilded Age America by K.Hamlin from Univ Chicago Press (Jul 17).

Phenotypic integration and modularity in plants and animals ed by W.Armbruster from the Royal Society (Jul 10).

The Evolution of Sex Determination by L.Beukeboom and N.Perrin from Oxford Univ Press (Jul 10).

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Aug 18 16:00Introgression in hybrid ants is favored in females but selected against in males - Jonna Kulmuni, Pekka Pamilo (PNAS)
Aug 18 11:59Crossing-over in a hypervariable species preferentially occurs in regions of high local similarity - Vladimir B. Seplyarskiy et al. (MBE)
Aug 18 11:59Evidence for a gene involved in multiple and diverse rearrangements in the Drosophila genus - Eva Puerma, Dorcas J. Orengo, Montserrat Aguadé (MBE)
Aug 18 11:59Detecting Recent Positive Selection with High Accuracy and Reliability by Conditional Coalescent Tree - Minxian Wang et al. (MBE)
Aug 18 11:59Independent birth of a novel TRIMCyp in Tupaia belangeri with a divergent function from its paralog TRIM5 - Dan Mu et al. (MBE)
Aug 18 11:59Adaptive Functional Diversification of Lysozyme in Insectivorous Bats - Yang Liu et al. (MBE)
Aug 18 11:59Integrating evolutionary and functional tests of adaptive hypotheses: A case study of altitudinal differentiation in hemoglobin function in an Andean sparrow, Zonotrichia capensis - Zachary A. Cheviron et al. (MBE)
Aug 18 11:59Eukaryotic Penelope-like retroelements encode hammerhead ribozyme motifs - Amelia Cervera, Marcos De la Peña (MBE)
Aug 18 11:59Parallel evolution of tetrodotoxin resistance in three voltage-gated sodium channel genes in the garter snake Thamnophis sirtalis - Joel W. McGlothlin et al. (MBE)
Aug 18 07:59Occurrence of Hemocyanin in Ostracod Crustaceans - Julia C. Marxen et al. (JME)
Aug 18 07:59Dual-Targeted Proteins Tend to be More Evolutionarily Conserved - Irit Kisslov, Adi Naamati, Nitzan Shakarchy, Ophry Pines (MBE)
Aug 18 07:59ExaBayes: Massively Parallel Bayesian Tree Inference for the Whole-Genome Era - Andre J. Aberer, Kassian Kobert, Alexandros Stamatakis (MBE)

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