Posts in: evolution

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John, Madeleine and the Tadros

John, Madeleine and the Tadros

Biologist John Long’s robots mimic extinct fish to study evolution

By | Posted February 17, 2014

People walking.

Dysevolution: How changing habits are making humans sick

A new book proposes that cultural changes in the last few centuries have propogated non-infectious diseases that our ancestors didn’t face

By | Posted December 9, 2013

Can flexibility help species avoid extinction?

Can flexibility help species avoid extinction?

Organisms keep up with a changing climate without waiting for genetic adaptation

By | Posted November 7, 2013

Tiger Leg Monkey Tree Frog Photo Credit by Anthony Herrel

Tree frogs evolving to monkey around

Scientists find that tree frogs do more walking than hopping

By | Posted October 4, 2013

Richard Dawkins, the evolutionary biologist and atheist firebrand [Image Credit: Shane Pope]

An appetite for controversy

Brian Greene brings out Richard Dawkins’ softer side

By | Posted September 27, 2013

Last laugh

Last laugh

What evolution can tell us about why we laugh

By | Posted May 8, 2013

Dental records

Dental records

A new study explains why whales have such unusual teeth

By | Posted April 22, 2013

Revisiting the Grandmother Hypothesis

Revisiting the Grandmother Hypothesis

Do post-menopausal women deserve the credit for humans’ long life span?

By | Posted February 20, 2013

Human mating behavior gets a bassline

Human mating behavior gets a bassline

Rapper Baba Brinkman talks about online dating in his latest science-themed play

By | Posted December 19, 2012

Chimpanzee justice

Chimpanzee justice

Differences in chimpanzee and human punishing behaviors

By | Posted November 19, 2012

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