News tagged with natural selection

Getting to the root of enamel evolution

Along with our big brains and upright posture, thick tooth enamel is one of the features that distinguishes our genus, Homo, from our primate relatives and forebears. A new study, published May 5 in the Jo ...

dateMay 05, 2014 in Evolution
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Living on islands makes animals tamer

(Phys.org) —Most of us have seen pictures and probably YouTube videos of "tame" animals on the Galapagos Islands, the biological paradise that was Charles Darwin's major source of inspiration as he obse ...

dateJan 10, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Robots shed more light on evolution (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Swiss scientists have proposed that if robots could evolve through natural selection the result would be robots that would help each other, cooperate, and be capable of hunting. Their experiments ...

dateFeb 01, 2010 in Robotics report
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Is a new form of life really so alien?

The idea of discovering a new form of life has not only excited astronomers and astrobiologists for decades, but also the wider public. The notion that we are the only example of a successful life form in the galaxy has, ...

dateMay 08, 2012 in Other
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