Posts in: evolution

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From the field to the classroom

From the field to the classroom

Yesterday’s discovery changes tomorrow’s lesson plan

By | Posted February 29, 2016

Backstage at a plumed performance

Backstage at a plumed performance

How sexual selection turns birds of paradise into dancers

By | Posted February 14, 2016

The story of MERS gets murkier

The story of MERS gets murkier

How scientists are tracing a virus back in time

By | Posted January 23, 2016

The opposite of extinction

The opposite of extinction

Humans are creating new species as well as killing them off, but don’t be too quick to celebrate

By | Posted January 17, 2016

Don't believe your ears

Don’t believe your ears

For howler monkeys, an evolutionary surprise: Males with fiercer calls have smaller testicles

By | Posted January 7, 2016

For the love of lemurs

For the love of lemurs

Patricia Wright has a passion for these endangered primates, and spent the last three decades studying them

By | Posted November 3, 2015

What's in a name?

What’s in a name?

The blurred lines between reptiles, dinosaurs and birds

By | Posted August 21, 2015

Is there a reason for grief?

Is there a reason for grief?

Scientists are tackling this all-consuming emotion

By | Posted July 30, 2015

VIDEO: What the platypus?

VIDEO: What the platypus?

What sweats milk, navigates with electricity, and poisons romantic rivals?

By | Posted June 22, 2015

Sparrow songs tune into context

Sparrow songs tune into context

Understanding how swamp sparrows use context in their songs could shed light on the evolution of human language

By | Posted January 14, 2015

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