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2013-02-20 12:22:10

A genetically mosaic Eucalyptus tree is able to control which leaves are saved from predation because of alterations in its genes.

Men’s Superior Spatial Skills May Be Mere Chance
2013-02-20 08:38:12

In a new study, evolutionary psychologist Justin Rhodes challenges the standard explanation for the evolution of men's superior spatial skills, suggesting instead that it may have been mere chance.

Scientist Recommends Research Method Change For Evolutionary Biology
2013-02-16 08:11:00

A biologist at Emory University says evolutionary biologists need to shift their focus from present-day molecules to synthesized, ancestral ones.

Genetic Variation Helped Humans Evolve, Adapt To Climate Changes
2013-02-15 10:05:03

New light has been shed on a genetic variation that may have played a key role in human evolution by two studies published by an international group of researchers this week in the journal Cell.

2013-02-06 23:01:59

Beneficial Mutations have still not been found in the wild, though their existence was confidently predicted in the 1940s.

2013-02-05 10:32:23

Mutations which affect the gene ASXL3 cause a novel syndrome similar to Bohring-Opitz syndrome.

2013-02-05 10:28:21

Surprising result suggests that enhancing these mutations’ impact could offer a new way to treat cancer.

2013-01-30 23:02:17

In the classic tradition of the dialogue, this one-hour play has Darwin and Galileo debating issues raised by us having evolved.

Mollusks Could Be Responsible For Future Medications
2013-01-30 11:48:19

Two new mollusk-based studies from the Oregon Health & Science University show that new cutting-edge medications could be developed by simply looking to the sea.

Determining Sexual Selection In Extinct Species
2013-01-30 08:11:48

According to a new study in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution, determining if certain extinct animals had sexually selective traits is possible, despite the fact that we cannot observe their behavior.


Latest Evolutionary biology Reference Libraries

2014-04-22 14:47:42

John Harold Ostrom (February 18, 1928 – July 16, 2005) was an American Paleontologist who was greatly influential in the revival of scientific research on Dinosaurs. He is best known for demonstrating that Dinosaurs were less like contemporary reptiles but more closely related to large, flightless birds like the ostrich – a theory that holds its ground in the paleontological community to this day. John Ostrom was born and raised in Schenectady, New York. His father was a physician, and...

Paleontology
2014-01-12 00:00:00

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...

New Phytologist
2012-04-30 15:00:51

The New Phytologist is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the New Phytologist Trust. It covers all aspects of plant science, with topics ranging from intracellular processes to global environmental change. Articles are published in the following categories: Original research articles, Research reviews, Commentaries, Letters, Meeting reports, Tansley reviews. The following topics and subtopics are covered: Physiology and development:...

Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research
2012-04-29 22:59:00

Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research is a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Wiley-Blackwell. It was originally established in 1963, then reestablished in 1994 by John Wiley & Sons. It was published as ‘Zeitschrift für zoologische Systematik und Evolutionsforschung’ from March 1963 to June 1994. It was published by the Academic Publishers’ Association (Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft ) Frankfurt, Germany. The editor-in-chief is Dr....

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