Last update:

Did adaptive radiations shape reptile evolution?

Some of the most fundamental questions in evolution remain unanswered, such as when and how extremely diverse groups of animals—for example reptiles—first evolved. For seventy-five years, adaptive radiations—the relatively ...

Giant clams manipulate light to assist their symbiotic partner

Special cells in giant clams shift the wavelength of light to protect them from UV radiation and increase the photosynthetic activity of their symbionts, shows research from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology—originally ...

High-end microscopy refined: ExM

The synaptonemal complex is a ladder-like cell structure that plays a major role in the development of egg and sperm cells in humans and other mammals. "The structure of this complex has hardly been changed in evolution, ...

Origin of domesticated chicken identified

A very large international team of researchers has identified the origin of the domesticated chicken. In their paper published in the journal Cell Research, the group outlines the extensive genetic study they conducted and ...

Evolutionary conflicts predicted

Evolution seems to be an unpredictable process. However, predicting the constraints of evolution is possible. Researchers from AMOLF and the French ESPCI have demonstrated this using their mathematical method, followed by ...

More news

Plants & Animals
New study reveals how metamorphosis has shaped the evolution of salamanders
Plants & Animals
Dawn song of the male great tit attracts other males rather than females
Evolution
Changing environment at home genetically primes invasive species to take over abroad
Plants & Animals
300-million-year-old fish resembles a sturgeon but took a different evolutionary path
Evolution
Parallel evolution in three-spined sticklebacks
Plants & Animals
Uncovering the genetic basis of hermaphroditism in grapes, the trait that allowed domestication
Evolution
Student discovers 18 new species of aquatic beetle in South America
Plants & Animals
Study shows how Australia's burrowing frogs handle the heat
Evolution
How sexual competition and choice could protect species from extinction
Evolution
Goodbye 'extinction,' hello 'evanescence'? Validating a new paradigm
Plants & Animals
Tibetan antelopes developed a unique way to survive high in the mountains
Plants & Animals
High-tech CT reveals ancient evolutionary adaptation of extinct crocodylomorphs
Evolution
How fish got onto land, and stayed there
Plants & Animals
Humans found able to infer behavioral information from chimpanzee vocalizations
Evolution
Hunting in savanna-like landscapes may have poured jet fuel on brain evolution
Plants & Animals
Hormone systems can still be adapted in adulthood
Plants & Animals
Spectacular bird's-eye view? Hummingbirds see diverse colors humans can only imagine
Evolution
The best plant parents: Genetically as divergent as possible with similar preferences
Plants & Animals
Single enzyme responsible for gender-based plumage color differences in canaries
Evolution
From bacteria to you: The biological reactions that sustain our rhythms

Other news

Earth Sciences
First direct evidence of ocean mixing across the Gulf Stream
Archaeology & Fossils
A tiny ancient relative of dinosaurs and pterosaurs discovered
Plants & Animals
Group genomics drive aggression in honey bees
Cell & Microbiology
Herpesvirsuses hedge their bets to optimize survival
Astronomy
Dying stars breathe life into Earth: study
Earth Sciences
How does Earth sustain its magnetic field?
Materials Science
Making plastic more transparent while also adding electrical conductivity
Nanophysics
2-D semiconductors found to be close-to-ideal fractional quantum Hall platform
Biotechnology
'Pregnancy test for water' delivers fast, easy results on water quality
Optics & Photonics
Leap in lidar could improve safety, security of new technology
Astronomy
Study reveals secret life of lithium in Sun-like stars
General Physics
Behind the dead-water phenomenon
Condensed Matter
Atomic 'Swiss Army knife' precisely measures materials for quantum computers
Cell & Microbiology
Study shows great specificity of action by enzymes to correct double-strand DNA breaks
Space Exploration
Researchers foresee linguistic issues during space travel
General Physics
Researchers develop novel approach to modeling yet-unconfirmed rare nuclear process
Plants & Animals
Newly discovered pathogen in NY apples causes bitter rot disease
Biochemistry
Sorting and secreting insulin by expiration date
Social Sciences
COVID-19 shines spotlight on gender inequity in academia
Astronomy
Star-forming region IRAS 12272-6240 probed in infrared