(PhysOrg.com) -- A new University of Florida study following the evolution of lice shows modern humans started wearing clothes about 170,000 years ago, a technology which enabled them to successfully migrate out of Africa.
What makes head lice different from body lice had scientists scratching their heads as previous genetic studies failed to find any substantial differences between the two types of lice.
Say what you will about the parasitic lifestyle, but in the evolution of life on Earth, it's a winner.
A new study compares the relative rate of molecular evolution between humans and chimps with that of their lice. The researchers wanted to know whether evolution marches on at a steady pace in all creatures or if subtle changes ...
(Phys.org)—An "unexpectedly large" number of free-ranging salmon are being killed by parasitic lice in European waters every year, according to the results of a major international study.
Birds of a feather flock together and according to a new analysis so do their lice.
A new study offers compelling genetic evidence that head and body lice are the same species. The finding is of special interest because body lice can transmit deadly bacterial diseases, while head lice do not.
A new study louses up a popular theory of animal evolution and opens up the possibility that dinosaurs were early perhaps even the first animal hosts of lice.
A new UC Davis study contradicts earlier reports that salmon farms were responsible for the 2002 population crash of wild pink salmon in the Broughton Archipelago of western Canada.