A live-bearing reproductive strategy can induce large morphological changes in the mother during pregnancy. The evolution of the placenta in swimming animals involves a shift in the timing of maternal provisioning from pre-fertilization females supply their eggs with sufficient yolk reserves prior to fertilization to post-fertilization females provide all nutrients via a placenta during the pregnancy. It has been hypothesised that this shift, associated with the evolution of the placenta, should confer a morphological advantage to the females leading to a more slender body shape during the early stages of pregnancy.
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Surprisingly, that logo has changed a lot over the last three decades, and over on the official site for Virginthe company details the evolution of its iconic logo. Designed by the great English artist and illustrator Roger Dean, it featured a naked set of Siamese Twins lounging in front of a dead tree with a dragon by their side, its tail fluttering suggestively between their legs. So Branson opted to replace it with the handwritten logo, which was edgier and looked more like something you might see scrawled on the wall of a club.
Picture the scenario. But what are you going to do? From the honourable handshake to players losing their marbles, come with us as we size up the good, the bad and the downright baffling celebrations from down the years…. Commemorating the moment the ball hits the back of the net has turned into an art form all its own, with players going to extreme lengths to rejoice in the most outlandish of ways.
Aoife Kelly Twitter Email. Colette Fitzpatrick has revealed why she thinks Virgin Media were right to axe Pat Kenny's weekly current affairs show. It emerged last week that Kenny's regular Wednesday night slot on Virgin Media Television formerly TV3 was being axed in favour of one-off debates with the veteran broadcaster on 'Pat Kenny's Big Debate'.
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It seems unnatural that a species could survive without having sex. Yet over the ages, evolution has endowed females of certain species of amphibians, reptiles and fish with the ability to clone themselves, and perpetuate offspring without males. Researchers at the at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University OIST found that in species where females have evolved the ability to reproduce without males relatively recently, fertilization is still ensuring the survival of the maximum number of healthy offspring and thus males are still needed. The research was published online in The Science of Nature.
The original logo for Virgin Records our first company! But when Richard Branson signed the Sex Pistols he wanted something a little less hippy and a little more punk. Which is how the iconic signature came about.
Skip to main content. To get a better insight into what it takes to work on the brand, as well as the challenges and opportunities, we asked Fiona a few questions. I met Richard Branson at the launch of Virgin Unite in South Africa, we shook hands and had a quick conversation with about employees and guests - no mean feat! I could see he was genuinely interested in people and that felt like an important quality to have in a boss.