Life has adapted to all sorts of extreme environments on Earth, among them, animals like the deer mouse, shimmying and shivering about, and having to squeeze enough energy from the cold, thin air to fuel their bodies and ...
University of Granada scientists confirm that ectotherms–like reptiles and amphibians–do follow "Bergmann's rule". The 19th-century naturalist posited thatanimals inhabiting colder climates have a larger body size. The ...
Research demonstrates shared rules of development can predict patterns of evolution in different species
The evolution and development of structures as diverse as limbs, fingers, teeth, somites and vertebrae may have more in common than once believed, according to a new study by UMass Dartmouth Biology faculty member Kathryn ...
The mating behaviour of tiny wasps could provide vital clues to how animals can protect themselves from extinction.
Darwin's evolutionary theory predicts survival of the fittest. So why do different survival tactics co-exist, if evolution should always favour the winning strategy?
Are beards 'in' again because guys are under pressure? Maybe.
'Attractive' male birds that mate with many females aren't passing on the best genes to their offspring, according to new UCL research which found promiscuity in male birds leads to small, genetic faults in the species' genome.
It isn't that often that a scientific controversy is featured in the New Yorker, but in 2012 an article titled "Kin and Kind" describing a tempest over a biological theory appeared in its pages.
A psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin sheds new light on today's standards of beauty, attributing modern men's preferences for women with a curvy backside to prehistoric influences.