Biology - Evolution news

Darwin's mystery explained

The appearance of many species of flowering plants on Earth, and especially their relatively rapid dissemination during the Cretaceous (approximately 100 million years ago) can be attributed to their capacity to transform ...

Jul 14, 2009 4 / 5 (9) 15

Naming evolution's winners and losers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Mammals and many species of birds and fish are among evolution's "winners," while crocodiles, alligators and a reptile cousin of snakes known as the tuatara are among the losers, according ...

Jul 29, 2009 3.3 / 5 (11) 8

Brain size associated with longevity

Mammals with larger brains in relation to body size tend to live longer. This is the conclusion reached by researchers at the Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF), affiliated to ...

Jul 15, 2010 5 / 5 (7) 1

Indians and Europeans share a milky past

(PhysOrg.com) -- Cambridge University researchers have discovered that lactose tolerant milk-drinkers in India and Europe could be related to the same person who lived at some point in the last 10,000 years.

Sep 09, 2011 5 / 5 (7) 0 | with audio podcast