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A closer look at the GM debate

In the first chapter of The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin detailed his examinations of the skeletons of a variety of different breeds of domestic pigeons. To agreement today, he concluded that they a ...

May 02, 2013 3.8 / 5 (16) 11 | with audio podcast report

New research constructs ant family tree

Anyone who has spent time in the tropics knows that the diversity of species found there is astounding and the abundance and diversity of ants, in particular, is unparalleled. Scientists have grappled for ...

Apr 22, 2013 4.5 / 5 (6) 0

Directing evolutionary changes

Since 1859, when Darwin's classic work "On the Origin of Species" was published, we have known that populations change over the course of time. The ability to adapt to changing surroundings is the basis ...

Oct 19, 2012 5 / 5 (2) 0

Study shows species can change

A study of South American songbirds completed by the Department of Biology at Queen's University and the Argentine Museum of Natural History, has discovered these birds differ dramatically in colour and song yet show very ...

Dec 08, 2011 4.2 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast

Fossil record receives new timeline

Beginning around 542 million years ago, a profusion of animals with shells and skeletons began to appear in the fossil record. So many life forms appeared during this time that it is often referred to as the ...

Nov 10, 2010 4.3 / 5 (9) 0 | with audio podcast