News tagged with evolutionary biology

When humans split from the apes

When and where did humans split from the apes to become a separate branch of bipeds? Are we an ape or not? If so, which of the living Great Apes is the closest to humans?

dateFeb 22, 2016 in Evolution
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Researcher studies communal nesting in birds

Balanced in a small boat on the reedy edge of a Panama lake, Christina Riehl rigged a camera above the nest of a bird called the greater ani, a species of cuckoo that lives in Central and South America. Checking the footage ...

dateJan 18, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Urban swans' genes make them plucky

Researchers have discovered that swans' wariness is partly determined by their genes. The research, which is published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology, suggests that swans which are genetically predisposed ...

dateDec 10, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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