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New research challenges evolutionary theory

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research from the University of Reading overturns conventional views on the nature of evolution, arguing that mammals did not develop into their many different forms in one early and rapid ...

Oct 20, 2011 3.5 / 5 (19) 34 | with audio podcast

The overlooked effects of global change

Although the Earth is in the midst of one of the largest and most rapid ever reductions in biological diversity, we may be overlooking some of the most important aspects. That's the conclusion of a new path-finding ...

Sep 13, 2013 4.6 / 5 (9) 0 | with audio podcast

Believing in the pygmy bunny

Like the Easter Bunny, the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit of Washington state may soon exist only in our imaginations. None have been seen in the wild since 2004. But a new breeding program is aiming to rebuild ...

Apr 20, 2011 5 / 5 (6) 3 | with audio podcast

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