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Few gaming characters have hung around as long as Donkey Kong, and over the years we at NL towers have garnered a healthy respect for the giant, tie-wearing ape. That's why we decided to throw together a short audio-visual retrospective to take a look at how DK managed to get where he is today.
Researchers at Oxford University have shown that it is possible to identify genetic catalysts that accelerate the evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacteria - and that this knowledge could be used to design treatments to stifle the development of resistance. The study was funded by the Wellcome Trust ...

Getty Images; Design by Jessica Xie. 001. 020. Selena Gomez's Hair Over the Years. Selena Gomez has been a style icon since she broke on the scene with her breakout role in 'Wizards of Waverly Place' in 2007. But while her keen sense of style hasn't changed, her hairstyles certainly have. Extensions
Their first appearance and subsequent diversification has allowed photosynthesis to power the biosphere for over 3 billion years, in the process supporting the evolution of more complex life forms. There are two types of RCs that exist today: Type I RCs support metabolism by moving electrons to ...
The study provides a novel link between photosynthesis and plant evolution that can help explain why the number of plant species is unevenly distributed across the globe. It also helps to explain why plants that are highly efficient at photosynthesis form new species faster than plants with lower efficiency.
"Uncovering the secret law of the evolution of galaxy clusters: Analysis of gravitational lensing data by an international research team reveals that the evolution of galaxy clusters is dictated by a surprisingly simple law, which clearly shows that they are still growing." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 24 ...

Biology researchers have found that polyploidy, the duplication of whole genomes, has occurred many times during the evolution of insects, the most diverse group of animals. The discovery helps resolve a conundrum puzzling scientists for more than a century. evolutionary biologists long have known ...
"The process quickly creates important differences between cells within the same tumor, and it helps accelerate the evolution of the cancer," says Verhaak. "It provides the cells with more ways to evade stress. Therefore, there's a better chance that at least some of the cells will survive severe stress, such ...
Life never would have evolved on Earth without death. It may seem counterintuitive, but without the natural cycle of life and death and the food chain it created, life never would have evolved from simple, single-celled organisms to the complex creatures that roam our planet today. In a new episode of ...
Victoria mayor deletes Facebook, says it's not a place of healthy discourse Mar 25, 2018, 7:00 AM A chronological look at the evolution of data mining in Canadian politics Mar 25, 2018, 5:42 AM 'Disruptive' passengers force plane from U.K. to Las Vegas to divert to Winnipeg Mar 24, 2018, 7:05 PM.
OTTAWA – Canadians have long been the targets of data harvesting, from credit cards keeping tabs on users' shopping habits to the personal information on warranty cards being used by companies to advertise replacement goods. In recent years, the availability of big data and breakthroughs in ...
Actor Danny Trejo, shown here in 2014, produced the documentary Survivors Guide To Prison, which focuses on injustices within the criminal justice system. Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney hide caption. toggle caption. Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney. Actor Danny Trejo, shown here in 2014, ...
Harry Slone and his dog “Mr. Red” in his new store on East Fifth Street in St Anne's Hill. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF. DAYTON. First came the beer. Then came the cats. Now comes the junk. Harry Slone is opening a new business called Harry's Collection at 1501 E. Fifth St. in St. Anne's Hill, very close to ...
The finalists wait for Tim Kelley to announce the winner of the 2017 Canyon Challenge. (Photo by Slaven Gujic). By Rick Vacek GCU News Bureau. The Canyon Challenge, Grand Canyon University's annual entrepreneurial competition, is evolving. And spawning a new event. When five entrepreneurs vie ...
Charles Darwin exerted an enormous influence on attitudes towards women because his model of evolution provided an apparently rational justification of conventional Victorian beliefs. His basic model involves two stages, each repeated sporadically time after time. First an offspring happens to appear ...
One thing I suspect history will forget about our era is how breathtakingly quickly the decisive turn in the struggle for gay rights happened. It was like the famous pitch drop experiment, in which a piece of tar in a sealed flask sags away from a larger hunk little by little, until, suddenly, after a decade or so, ...
Hashida Project Evolution is a week-long exhibition running from March 10 to 17, held in SCBD's Lot 16 parking lot. Restaurant-launching company PT Kula Utama Loka Agra (Kula), the organizer, describes it as the first “portacamp” exhibition in Indonesia, geared mainly to the upscale crowd. One of the ...

I recently spoke with Diego Lowenstein, a hotel developer with an interesting take on the evolution of the all-inclusive resort. Lowenstein is head of the 50-year-old, Miami-based Lionstone Development, a company with a portfolio of properties, four of which are in the Caribbean in Aruba and Curacao.
Sooner or later, every hero has to grow up. That was the unspoken theme of the night for The Last Jedi's Rian Johnson, who attended a SXSW panel to promote The Director and the Jedi. The documentary film, directed by Anthony Monke, follows the filming of the latest Star Wars movie, and screened at the ...
This Friday, March 16, Alicia Vikander steps into the role of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider, the third movie based on the fictional archaeologist. Only this time, instead of toting twin pistols, she's notching a bow and arrow. The most recent video games and film constitute a reboot, and they cover Lara's younger ...
Jeff Goldblum, the actor who portrayed Dr. Ian Malcolm in 1993's Jurassic Park will reprise his role in the upcoming game, Jurassic World Evolution. Jurassic World Evolution is being made by Frontier Developments, the same studio behind Elite: Dangerous and Planet Coaster. The game is expected to ...
As our evolution continues, the crucial role of diet hasn't gone away. Genetic studies show that humans are still evolving, with evidence of natural selection pressures on genes impacting everything from Alzheimer's disease to skin color to menstruation age. And what we eat today will influence the direction ...
One of the most common misunderstandings about evolution is that it is a random process. Mutations are random, yes, but those mutations then rise and fall in ways that are anything but random. That's why stick spiders, when they invade a new island, don't diversify into red species, or zebra-striped ones.
By Anita Katz on March 6, 2018 12:01 am. Local artist Fernando Reyes — a banker turned painter and printmaker — has been doing exhilarating things with paper-cutout collage. “Fernando Reyes: An Artist's Evolution 1991-2017,” at the Mexican Museum in The City through March 18, showcases paintings, drawings, prints ...
GALESBURG — The Knox County and Warren-Henderson Farm Bureaus are co-sponsoring a showing of the acclaimed documentary “Food Evolution” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Orpheum Theater in Galesburg; doors open at 1:30 p.m. The free showing is open to the public. The documentary travels from ...
There's no doubt that Prince Harry has upped his fashion game in recent months. “He definitely looks a little more grown up and a little more pulled-together,” Steven Cateron, head of design for Club Monaco, tells PEOPLE from his design studio in New York. On whether the new look is as a result of his ...
You are looking at the most complete map of butterflies ever made, a graphic that traces the species' evolutionary tree back 120 million years. In total, researchers classified 207 species, after analyzing 352 genetic markers. It's a fascinating time travel that has led to a few surprising discoveries.
For all the advancements that have been made in gaming, one element that remains in place is the character-select screen. Talk to someone who played games years ago--whether it was Super Mario Bros. 2, Street Fighter II, or any number of games--and you'll likely see them reminisce about the time ...
Despite what you might assume, given the huge number of fossils uncovered in recent years, finding remains of prehistoric creatures is actually pretty hard. Add to that the obvious fact that paleontologists don't get to decide what age an ancient creature was when it died and you can start to get an idea for ...
Just like people are often divided into two opposing categories—early birds and night owls, introverts and extroverts—meteorologists designate two main types of storms. Storms that form through organized convection are long-lived, cover a large area, generate and accumulate more clusters of clouds with ...
WIKIMEDIA, UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYThe administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, said that evolution, at least as it concerns the origins of humans, is a philosophical and not scientific matter, according to audio from a 2005 radio show ...
That's why, for him, human evolution is the perfect topic to break down entrenched barriers between people in an increasingly polarized, politicized world. Potts first joined the Smithsonian Institution, the United States' vast network of public museums and research centers, back in 1985, and he knew he wanted to create ...
The most popular narrative puts oxygen front and center. The geological record shows a clear link, albeit an often subtle and complicated one, between rises in oxygen levels and early animal evolution. As Quanta reported earlier this month, many researchers argue that this suggests low oxygen availability ...
BARCELONA, Spain — Sprint is gradually incorporating open source into its network. Like most service providers, the company sees the value of moving to a more open source model, but it also has a limited amount of resources — both people and money — that it can devote to open source projects.
Xenon gas trapped by organic matter in primeval rocks provides a new way of exploring Earth's early atmosphere. Xenon isotope ratios in the atmosphere have changed over time. By studying these shifts, researchers might glean clues as to how life, which emerged at least 3.5 billion years ago, began ...
Can we predict the course evolution will take? That's the question an international team of researchers decided to tackle, using a quarter-century of stick insect observations. Comparing the first half of the data set to the latter half, they set out to see if they could forecast the path of natural selection. As it turns ...
Most physical theories typically incorporate time as an abstract dimension or external parameter while ignoring the emergent experience of our passage through time. This immediately leads us to one aspect of the usually stated problem; time evolution is universally restricted to a single direction, past to ...
The National Rifle Association (NRA) was founded in the aftermath of the Civil War in 1871. It's mission has varied over generations, from firearm training and safety, to pushing for moderate gun control and gun rights. But in the late 20th century, something about the organization changed, and it became ...
It was not until the 1950s that it slowly began opening up to the theory of evolution. In 1986, Pope John Paul II commented that a belief in evolution and having faith in God need not be mutually exclusive. His successors have taken the same position and an increasing number of theologians have claimed ...
The shift to a cooked-food diet was a decisive point in human history. The main topic of debate is when, exactly, this change occurred. All known human societies eat cooked foods, and biologists generally agree cooking could have had major effects on how the human body evolved. For example, cooked ...
A team of scientists from the University of Arizona have engineered an instant replay switch for evolution. The technique, known as ancestral gene resurrection, inserts ancient genes into modern E. coli bacteria. It gives researchers the opportunity to watch evolution unfold again and again, providing ...
Local actress Morgan Avery McCoy performed her one-woman show “Evolution of a Black Girl” at Richard Bland College Feb. 15. Editor's note: In honor of Black History Month 2018, The Progress-Index staff has dedicated the last five days of the month to sharing several stories of inspiration, courage and ...
We're interested in understanding how there are so many species out there,” Dyer said. “The two main things we study are how organisms adapt to their environment and the process of how one species splits into two.” Dyer's research focuses broadly on the relationship between genetics, evolution and ...
The western Cambodia city, its bright lights and big hotels fed by an overflow of visitors to the ancient city of Angkor, now caters in somewhat slapdash fashion to an international potpourri of imported tastes and flavors. But what are the best choices for those seeking to actually experience the classic cuisine ...
A team of scientists from the University of Arizona have engineered an instant replay switch for evolution. The technique, known as ancestral gene resurrection, inserts ancient genes into modern E. coli bacteria. It gives researchers the opportunity to watch evolution unfold again and again, providing ...
New research from the UK has shown that exactly the same mechanism of evolution that creates new species also operates within the same species when males and females compete for the ecological resources available in different habitats, such as bushy areas or stony patches with abundant food.
Humans are still evolving… but before toasting to that, know this: Some of the genetic changes may make hangovers worse, a new study finds. So far, only certain populations have genetic adaptations that make it hard for them to process alcohol, but there's no telling how fast it will spread to other ...
Environmental forest and biology professor Rebecca Rundell says that almost 200 students have made posters revolving around Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. “There's some about the evolution of tortoises, some about the evolution of chemical defenses in insects. All sort of very varied sorts of ...
It was the usual litany of nonsense — Hitler believed in evolution, the Columbine shooters were taught evolution. And for some reason, Jeffrey Dahmer, whose father was a creationist and who was steeped in that teaching growing up. Just weird. The plaintiff represented himself, unsurprisingly, but the ...
In a study published this week in Nature Ecology & Evolution, two researchers from the University of Pennsylvania looked at the genome of 2,500 people in 26 populations found on four continents to better understand how the human genome continues to change. The DNA information from these ...


 

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