Proponents of evolution assume the order of genes along the DNA serves no functional purpose (how could there be a purpose if random chemical processes created the order arbitrarily?). However, researchers at UC Berkley have shown a correlation between the amount of protein produced by a gene and the gene’s location in the sequence.
Researchers have discovered an extremely large amount of water circling a distant quasar. While it’s not particularly novel for Astronomers to find water or water vapor outside of our solar system, this finding is particularly interesting due to the quantity, density and extreme distance.
The Scientific American has a recent story on a researcher, Ryan Summers, at the University of Iowa, who has discovered a new strain of bacteria called Pseudomonas Putida CBB5 that apparently has the ability to live off of caffeine. This is the first time a bacteria with this capability has been identified which naturally leads to the question, have we just witnessed an example of evolution?