Latest Evolution Stories
A team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is proposing a new investigative roadmap for the field of evolutionary developmental biology, or “evo devo,” to better understand how innovation at the genetic level can lead to ecological adaptations over time.
A group of researchers say they have developed an algorithm that can be used to witness virtual creatures evolving.
An international research team including Christian Schlötterer and Alistair McGregor of the Vetmeduni Vienna has discovered a completely new mechanism by which evolution can change the appearance of an organism.
Researchers have designed a method that can universally test for evolutionary adaption, or positive (Darwinian) selection, in any chosen set of genes, using re-sequencing data such as that generated by the 1000 Genomes Project.
Evolution skeptics argue that some biological structures, like the brain or the eye, are simply too complex for natural selection to explain.
A University of Leeds-led study, published in the journal Ecology Letters, overturns the common assumption that evolution only occurs gradually over hundreds or thousands of years.
Hybrid offspring of different house mice populations show a preference for mating with individuals from their father's original population
After outgrowing teenage infatuations with the girl next door, adult males seem to be biologically designed to avoid amorous attractions to the wife next door.
Researchers have found evidence one tough species of algae steals its ability to endure extreme environments from the bacteria it preys upon.
Whether we look back to the origin of life on this planet some four billion years ago or we examine a more recent and larger life form, in dinosaurs, it is important to recognize the ecosystems that provided a home for them have, like the life that inhabited them, evolved.
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...
- The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.