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Professor and Students Unlock Secrets of Evolution

August 25, 2009

sunset When visitors travel Nevada's famed "Extraterrestrial Highway," they may see something even stranger than the UFOs they hope to spot--two Willamette University students on tall ladders peering down at the flowers that grow on top of Joshua trees. The students are documenting what many consider the Holy Grail of evolution--direct evidence of reciprocal natural selection between species. Full Story

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