News tagged with natural selection

Butterfly mimicry through the eyes of bird predators

In the natural world, mimicry isn't entertainment; it's a deadly serious game spanning a range of senses - sight, smell and hearing. Some of the most striking visual mimics are butterflies. Many butterflies become noxious ...

dateNov 05, 2015 in Evolution
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Why evolution may be smarter than we thought

Charles Darwin's theory of evolution offers an explanation for why biological organisms seem so well designed to live on our planet. This process is typically described as "unintelligent" – based on random variations with ...

dateJan 29, 2016 in Evolution
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Social insects, your grandma and Darwin

Darwin was not a fan of social insects, or at least not of those you're likely to step on or be stung by. Some of these critters—notably ants and termites, and certain wasps, bees and aphids—exhibit a high degree of social ...

dateJan 13, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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