Bacteria

BACTERIA: Isn’t the observed increase in resistance to antibiotics proof that bacteria are evolving?

Antibiotic resistance is regularly presented as proof of evolution in school courses and to the general public, and hardly a week goes by without some health experts warning us about “superbugs” evolving resistance to antibiotics. Scientists have also carried out experiments where they expose bacteria to gradually increasing amounts of antibiotics and found bacteria that […]

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HUMAN TAILS? I have read that babies can be born with true tails. Are these leftovers from our evolutionary ancestors?

The original question was: I read an article that claimed there are “true tails” as opposed to “false tails” and there are 20 to 30 cases of “true tails” in humans. Is this correct, or are they just “more advanced” false tails?  Reference:  http://io9.gizmodo.com/5967742/the-science-of-human-tails Answer by Diane Eager. The article referenced in the link above […]

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