Latest Natural selection Stories
It's crazy what some birds will do to impress the ladies. But a new study shows that the gap in color differences between males and females is shrinking as both fight to survive.
A new study from Penn State and Brown University reveals that politics can have unintentional evolutionary consequences. These consequences can cause hastily issued policies that cascade into global, multigenerational problems.
The amazing variety of human faces – far greater than that of most other animals – is the result of evolutionary pressure to make each of us unique and easily recognizable, according to a new study by University of California, Berkeley, scientists.
One aspect of the climate change models researchers have been developing looks at how plant ranges might shift, and how factors such as temperature, water availability, and light levels might come into play.
Yale University scientists have chosen the most fleeting of mediums for their groundbreaking work on biomimicry: They've changed the color of butterfly wings.
A new study of how biodiversity arises, by evolutionary biologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, shows how a mutation in a single gene during development can lead to different consequences not only in how animals' skull and jaw are shaped, but how this leads to different feeding strategies to exploit different ecological niches.
A great deal of research has been focused on the factors that have influenced the human genome since the end of the last Ice Age. An international team of scientists has analyzed ancient DNA from skeletons, finding that natural selection has had a major effect...
Our intestines harbor an astronomical number of bacteria, around 100 times the number of cells in our body, known as the gut microbiota.
The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has published 747 new articles on evolutionary genetics.
The correlations between evolution and sperm, infidelity and sex will be a key element of Sexus, which will open in mid-February – and stay open for the entire year – to celebrate the museum’s bicentennial.