Biology - Evolution news

Why is language unique to humans?

New research published today in Journal of the Royal Society Interface suggests that human language was made possible by the evolution of particular psychological abilities.

Sep 19, 2013 2.4 / 5 (7) 16 | with audio podcast

The biggest expansion of man in prehistory?

DNA sequencing of 36 complete Y chromosomes has uncovered a previously unknown period when the human population expanded rapidly. This population explosion occurred 40 to 50 thousand years ago, between the ...

Oct 30, 2012 4.7 / 5 (13) 23 | with audio podcast

Evolutionary benefits of sex in difficult places

(Phys.org) -- University of Auckland scientists have provided the first experimental explanation of how sexual reproduction helps species adapt in challenging real-world environments, solving a classic conundrum in evolutionary ...

Jun 14, 2012 5 / 5 (5) 1 | with audio podcast