News tagged with evolutionary basis

Why do we gesticulate?

If you rely on hand gestures to get your point across, you can thank fish for that! Scientists have found that the evolution of the control of speech and hand movements can be traced back to the same place in the brain, which ...

Jul 02, 2013 4.3 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Scientists complete Bonobo genome

In a project led by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, an international team of scientists has completed the sequencing and analysis of the genome of the last great ape, the ...

Jun 13, 2012 5 / 5 (10) 0 | with audio podcast

Creating the Tree of Life

(PhysOrg.com) -- Imagine the wealth of information that would be at our fingertips if we could understand the genetic basis and evolutionary history that underlies the vast diversity in form and function seen within mammals.

Dec 13, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 4