Latest Evolution Stories
An evolutionary mechanism that helped conifers survive for hundreds of millions of years is gradually being lost, and researchers at Brown University think they know why.
Biologists have long wondered why some animals ignore other species and others aggressively combat interlopers from another species.
In Part I, we talked about how tetrapods, a group of animals including whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles, returned to the sea having once survived on land. Other creatures such as snakes and elephants may also have changed their habitat multiple times.
Is the evil stepmother's favoring of her own children over Cinderella based on truth?
Come a little closer. Let me get a better look. It’s true – if I squint up my eyes a bit, you really do look more like a sea urchin than a bug. Don’t take offense. There’s a very good reason for this imagined resemblance. Evolution takes strange paths and, scientifically, we humans are much more closely related to the sea urchin than we are to insects. But all three species have a common ancestor that probably lived more than 600 million years ago.
Guys, you're not going anywhere just yet. Even in species that have learned to reproduce asexually, males play a large role.
DNA Evolution Software Creates Turnkey Nearline and Archive IRVINE, Calif., April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony is announcing the availability of StorageDNA's DNA
As we continue to grow our cities, our creature counterparts will have to adapt - and they already are.
BURLINGTON, Vt., Feb.
This week a ground-breaking new resource for scientists went live. More than twenty paleontologists, molecular biologists, and computer programmers from five different countries designed and contributed to a new open-source database that stores carefully reviewed fossil data and makes it accessible worldwide.
Paleontology or Palaeontology is the scientific study of prehistoric life, including the study of fossils to determine the organisms evolution and interactions with each other and their environments. Paleontological observations have been documented as far back as 5th century BC. The science became established in the 18th century as a result of Georges Cuvier’s work on comparative anatomy, and it developed quickly within the 19th century. The term itself comes from Greek palaios, meaning...
- Emitting flashes of light; glittering.