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Why Some Plants Became Carnivorous — Convergent Evolution

They concluded that although all three plants evolved in distantly-related lineages, the plants became carnivorous due to similar genetic alterations involving key enzymes. The similarities they found were striking. The team explained that this could be the outcome of every plant using the same method to feed, as Givnish states that these discoveries are "one of its kind".

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USA solar jobs grew 25 percent past year

Yet he has vowed to strip tax incentives from an industry that, according to figures released Tuesday, created one out of every 50 new jobs in the United States last year, up from 1 in 83 a year earlier. Only two states are expecting to see declines in solar growth this year, and Nevada leads the way with a drop of 22.3 percent. However, state policies will be crucial in supporting continued growth in solar power deployment as well as jobs, Luecke said.

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Tesla And SpaceX Finally Get Around To Opposing Trump's Immigration Ban

Although the electric vehicle, solar power and aerospace companies led by Musk were not among the initial group of those signing on to an amicus brief supporting a lawsuit against the immigration rule, both were added by late Monday afternoon.

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Black Hole's Decade-Long Feeding Frenzy Sucks Down Star

The part that falls back towards the black hole is ingested by it, the material ingested is heated up to millions of degrees after which it generates a very distinct type of X-ray flare. A giant black hole has been on a decade long feast of a nearby star. New research, published on February 6th in Nature Astronomy , details the longest black hole brunch ever studied, in which a supermassive giant ripped apart a neighboring star and feasted on it for nearly 10 years.

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Tornado rips through New Orleans, causing injuries and damage

According to NOLA.com , there are reports of damage after a tornado struck New Orleans East. Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the White House was monitoring the severe weather, and President Donald Trump would be reaching out to local and state officials throughout the day.

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NASA's Curiosity Rover Exposes Low CO2 Level in Mars' Primitive Atmosphere

It did not detect the presence of any carbonate minerals in the bedrock samples it analysed. However, Bristow admitted this greenhouse gas theory is itself not conclusive: the Gale Crater shows evidence of lakes and rivers having existed for hundreds and even thousands of millions of years.