Similar to proteins, RNA also folds into complicated 3D structures. The difference is that we comparatively know so little about these molecules.
Source: Deep Learning Is Tackling Another Core Biology Mystery: RNA Structure
A new linguistic study sheds light on the nature of languages spoken before the written period, using computational modeling to reconstruct the grammar of the 6500-7000 year-old Proto-Indo-European language.
Source: Exploring the past: Computational models shed new light on the evolution of prehistoric languages — ScienceDaily
This article is typical of the way ‘evolution’ is taken as implying natural selection, but in fact the article never mentions the issue.
Source: More Americans Are Finally Coming Around to Accepting The Science of Evolution
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Source: What evolutionary advantage comes from women having considerably less body hair than men? | Evolution | The Guardian
New research from the University of Tübingen demonstrates that nut-cracking can emerge in Sumatran (Pongo abelii) and Bornean (Pongo pygmaeus) orangutans through individual learning and certain types of non-copying social learning.
Source: Orangutans Observed Using Hammer Tools to Crack Nuts | Biology | Sci-News.com
The bowfin (Amia calva), a species of ray-finned fish native to North America, is an evolutionary enigma because it embodies a unique combination of ancestral and advanced fish features.
Source: Bowfin Genome Sheds New Light on Evolution of Ray-Finned Fishes | Genetics | Sci-News.com
So there’s this absented-minded philosopher of science walking down the street, head in the clouds, not looking where he’s going.
Source: Meyer: “Can Natural Selection Explain the Origin of Life?” | Evolution News
Perhaps this organism had four legs. Perhaps it had flippers. Perhaps it was closely related to whales. Perhaps it has nothing to do with whales.
Source: Evolutionary Imagination and Belief Drive False Claims of a “Four-Legged Whale” | Evolution News