Science News - March 18th, 2008

Glaciers Are Melting Faster Than Expected, UN Reports
The world's glaciers are continuing to melt away with the latest official figures showing record losses, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.

Crop Scientists Discover Gene That Controls Fruit Shape
ScienceDaily (Mar. 17, 2008) — Crop scientists have cloned a gene that controls the shape of tomatoes, a discovery that could help unravel the mystery behind the huge morphological differences among edible fruits and vegetables, as well as provide new insight into mechanisms of plant development.

First 'Rule' Of Evolution Suggests That Life Is Destined To Become More Complex
Researchers have found evidence which suggests that evolution drives animals to become increasingly more complex.

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