Biology - Evolution news

Reconstructing the tree of life

In 1837, Charles Darwin drew a tree of life, a primitive sketch suggesting that all organisms shared a common ancestry. Today, scientists still are trying to reconstruct these evolutionary branches, but using ...

May 01, 2014 4.3 / 5 (7) 10

Does germ plasm accelerate evolution?

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have published research in the leading academic journal Science that challenges a long held belief about the way certain species of vertebrates evolved.

Apr 14, 2014 3.8 / 5 (4) 0

Study shows size matters in prehistoric seas

Why did life forms first begin to get larger and what advantage did this increase in size provide? UCLA biologists working with an international team of scientists examined the earliest communities of large ...

Jan 23, 2014 4.4 / 5 (7) 0 | with audio podcast