Evolution (61 News)

Were Our Ancestors Diurnal Or Nocturnal Mammals?

Jun 11, 2017 2:00 pm
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Our earliest mammalian ancestors likely skulked through the dark, using their powerful night-time vision to find food and avoid reptilian predators th...

Link Between Diabetic Mothers and The Neurological Birth Defects of Their Babies

Jun 3, 2017 4:00 pm
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A new study has found a link between neurological birth defects in infants commonly found in pregnant women with diabetes and several neurodegenerativ...

The discovery of neurons that control willingness to mate in female fruit flies.

May 20, 2017 12:00 pm
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How can you tell if an individual is expressing sexual interest? With males, it's usually quite obvious and can be anything from lavish theatrical...

Do we really share our gene regulation with sponges?

May 20, 2017 11:00 am
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Humans have a lot in common with the humble sea sponge, according to research that changes the way we think about animal evolution. University of Que...

Combining Biology And Mathematics To Find Out How Lizards Change Their Colors

May 17, 2017 2:00 pm
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From the clown fish to leopards, skin colour patterns in animals arise from microscopic interactions among coloured cells that obey equations discover...

Our cognitive map scales according to surroundings.

May 15, 2017 4:00 pm
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A new study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences refines our understanding of a human skill -- the abili...

The historical symbiosis relationship between plants and fungi.

May 15, 2017 3:00 pm
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Walking through a grassy field or forest take a moment to consider what lies beneath the surface. A web of plant roots interacts symbiotically with ar...

The Original Rotary Motor Made First by Mother Nature.

May 15, 2017 10:00 am
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The bacterial flagellum is one of nature's smallest motors, rotating at up to 60,000 revolutions per minute. To function properly and propel the b...

Smell helps primates to distinguish members with parasitic infection.

May 13, 2017 8:00 pm
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Researchers from the CNRS have discovered that mandrills use their sense of smell to avoid contamination by intestinal protozoans through contact with...

The origin of the amazing diversity in plumage color and patterning in birds.

May 13, 2017 4:00 pm
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Birds show an amazing diversity in plumage colour and patterning. But what are the genetic mechanisms creating such patterns? In a new study published...

Why Octopuses Chose RNA Editing Over Evolution?

May 11, 2017 5:00 pm
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Octopus, squid, and cuttlefish are famous for engaging in complex behavior, from unlocking an aquarium tank and escaping to instantaneous skin camoufl...

Instincts Are What The Ancestors Learned

May 11, 2017 11:30 am
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(Phys.org)—A pair of biology professors, one with the University of Illinois, the other with Macquarie University in Australia has proposed in a...

Is there a relationship between the size of our brains and our diets?

May 9, 2017 9:00 pm
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Brain size in primates is predicted by diet, an analysis by a team of New York University anthropologists indicates. These results call into question ...

Tiny bacterium opens a window into whole ecosystems.

May 9, 2017 3:00 pm
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William Blake may have seen a world in a grain of sand, but for scientists at MIT the smallest of all photosynthetic bacteria holds clues to the evolu...

House mice tell a tale of human settlement.

May 9, 2017 2:00 pm
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Long before the advent of agriculture, hunter-gatherers began putting down roots in the Middle East, building more permanent homes and altering the ec...

Moisture To Blame For Big Cats Extinction

May 6, 2017 9:00 pm
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Studies of bones from Ice Age megafaunal animals across Eurasia and the Americas have revealed that major increases in environmental moisture occurred...

New Evolutionary Tree for Dinosaurs

May 4, 2017 12:00 pm
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For 130 years, dinosaurs have been divided into two distinct clades—Ornithischia and Saurischia. Here we present a hypothesis for the phyloge...

The Animal With The Strangest Method to Determine Sex

May 1, 2017 4:00 pm
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Sex is determined by chromosomes in mammals and by temperature in many reptiles. But for sea lampreys — eel-like creatures that dine on blood &m...

First Full Family Tree of All Spiders in The World

May 1, 2017 12:00 pm
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For the first time biologists have made a full family tree of the world's spiders, giving us knowledge about venoms that can be useful in medicine...

Small organisms, but with a magnificent ability.

Apr 27, 2017 11:00 am
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It's the stuff of science fiction, though there's nothing fiction about it: Researchers have discovered a multitude of previously unidentified...


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