Unpacking the past: Identifying a key evolutionary step in E. coli metabolism
The ties that bind: Recreating Darwinian ligand evolution in vitro
Fly dreams and the boundaries of evolutionary science
Please Don't Eat the Daisies: The macroevolution of alternate plant defense strategies
The more things change: Trait variance provides evidence of pervasive mosaic evolution
Sets & the city: World Science Festival 2012, New York style (Part 2 of 2)
Adam's rib, revisited: Evolutionary divergence of mammalian sex chromosomes
Professor examines the complex evolution of human morality
Mass Extinctions, Ancient Viruses May Hold Clues to Life’s Origins
Genome-wide analysis reveals genetic similarities among friends
If you consider your friends family, you may be on to something. A study from the University of California, San Diego, and Yale University finds that friends who are not biologically related still resemble ...
Biologists link sexual selection and placenta formation
Sexual selection refers to species' selection for traits that are attractive to the opposite sex. This special type of natural selection enhances opportunities to mate, the tail of male peacocks being an ...
Insect diet helped early humans build bigger brains, study suggests
(Phys.org) —Figuring out how to survive on a lean-season diet of hard-to-reach ants, slugs and other bugs may have spurred the development of bigger brains and higher-level cognitive functions in the ancestors ...
Evolution depends on rare chance events, 'molecular time travel' experiments show
Chance events may profoundly shape history. What if Franz Ferdinand's driver had not taken a wrong turn, bringing the Duke face to face with his assassin? Would World War I still have been fought? Would Hitler ...
When genes play games: Algorithm helps explain sex in evolution
What do you get when you mix theorists in computer science with evolutionary biologists? You get an algorithm to explain sex.