Biology - Evolution news

Extinction runs in the family

(PhysOrg.com) -- Global calamities like the one that doomed most dinosaurs forever alter the varieties of life found on Earth, but new research shows that it doesn't take a catastrophe to end entire lineages. ...

Aug 06, 2009 4.7 / 5 (11) 3

Evolution rewritten, again and again

A team of researchers at the University of Bristol decided to find out, with investigations of dinosaur and human evolution. Their study, which is published this week in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, suggests most f ...

Aug 31, 2010 3.1 / 5 (17) 8 | with audio podcast

Why humans outlive apes

The same evolutionary genetic advantages that have helped increase human lifespans also make us uniquely susceptible to diseases of aging such as cancer, heart disease and dementia, reveals a study to be published in a special ...

Jan 26, 2010 4.6 / 5 (11) 2 | with audio podcast

Evolution during human colonizations

Most human populations are the product of a series of range expansions having occurred since modern humans left Africa some 50,000 years ago to colonize the rest of the world, but how have these processes influenced today's ...

Nov 03, 2011 4.6 / 5 (11) 3 | with audio podcast