News tagged with evolutionary biology

Bats use blood to reshape tongue for feeding

Nectar-feeding bats and busy janitors have at least two things in common: They want to wipe up as much liquid as they can as fast as they can, and they have specific equipment for the job. A study in the Proceedings of th ...

dateMay 06, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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A vertebrate family reunion

By demonstrating the close 'relatedness' of two primitive jawless fish, scientists begin to assemble a more accurate depiction of the early history of vertebrate evolution.

dateApr 22, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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How some leaves got fat: It's the veins

A "garden variety" leaf is a broad, flat structure, but if the garden happens to be somewhere arid, it probably includes succulent plants with plump leaves full of precious water. Fat leaves did not emerge ...

dateApr 11, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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