News tagged with evolutionary theory

Predators predict longevity of birds

(Phys.org) —Ageing inevitably occurs both in humans and in other animals. However, life-span varies widely across species. Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen have now found ...

Apr 30, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0

The origins of laughter

We know the benefits of laughter on health. But why do we laugh? What are the evolutionary origins of laughter and humour? Steven Légaré has asked these questions and has made them the subject of his master's ...

Mar 27, 2013 3 / 5 (4) 1

Evolutionary benefits of sex in difficult places

(Phys.org) -- University of Auckland scientists have provided the first experimental explanation of how sexual reproduction helps species adapt in challenging real-world environments, solving a classic conundrum in evolutionary ...

Jun 14, 2012 5 / 5 (5) 1 | with audio podcast