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Crickets Lose Ability to Sing: “Evolution in Action”

Ten years ago male crickets on the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Kauai began to fall mysteriously silent, and now scientists have discovered ...

Oxford was the only son of John de Vere, 16th Earl of Oxford, and Margery Golding. After the death of his father in 1562, he became a ward of Queen Elizabeth and was sent to live in the household of her principal advisor, Sir William Cecil. He married Cecil's daughter, Anne, with whom he had five children. Oxford was estranged from her for five years after he refused to acknowledge her first child as his.