This beautiful and ancient little town, nestled between the mountains and the lake, today has one of the most beautiful lidos on the lake.
To the south lies the tourist and commercial hub of Arona.
In fact, the variations were so common they couldn't be accidental mutations but instead were probably due to natural selection, where genetic changes that are favorable to a species quickly gain a foothold and begin to spread, the researchers report.
Lahn offers an analogy: Medieval monks would copy manuscripts and each copy would inevitably contain errors — accidental mutations.
After landfall, the cyclone turned northward through the Great Plains.
It became extratropical and turned east-northeastward on September 11, passing across the Great Lakes, New England, and southeastern Canada.
It was last spotted over the north Atlantic on September 15.
This hurricane was the deadliest weather disaster in United States history.
From here it is also only a short distance to Cannobio — the last Italian town before the Swiss border."A different way to look at is it's almost impossible for evolution not to happen." Still, the findings also are controversial, because it's far from clear what effect the genetic changes had or if they arose when Lahn's "molecular clock" suggests — at roughly the same time period as some cultural achievements, including written language and the development of cities.Lahn and colleagues examined two genes, named microcephalin and ASPM, that are connected to brain size.The copper statue dedicated to the town's patron saint, Charles Borromeo, is among the tallest in Europe at 35 m.Opposite Arona, on a rocky outcrop on the eastern shore of Lake Maggiore, sits the Rocca d'Angera, a fully preserved medieval fortress that houses the original Doll and Toy Museum."We, including scientists, have considered ourselves as sort of the pinnacle of evolution," noted lead researcher Bruce Lahn, a University of Chicago geneticist whose studies appear in Friday's edition of the journal Science.