News tagged with evolutionary processes

Predicting extinction—with the help of a Yule tree

At this time of year, the words "Yule tree" may conjure images of brightly decorated balsam firs. But for Lea Popovic, an associate professor of mathematics and statistics in the Faculty of Arts and Science, a Yule tree is ...

dateDec 14, 2016 in Evolution
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How to grow an evolutionary tree

You've seen them in popular science news, biology textbooks, wall plaques in museums, perhaps even as tattoos. Evolutionary trees are among the most instantly recognisable, ubiquitous and iconic images of science.

dateDec 08, 2016 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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