News tagged with natural selection

Research explores natural selection in action

The extreme "polar vortex" winter of 2013–14 did more than set records across the United States; it created conditions for a Harvard graduate student to explore something rarely observed by biologists: natural selection ...

dateAug 30, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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Baby boomer squirrels master tricky timing

Female squirrels who align their reproduction to take advantage of food-rich years and align have more pups that survive to maturity, according to new research from UAlberta biologists

dateAug 24, 2017 in Ecology
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Modern European genes may favor vegetarianism

A Cornell study, published May 26 in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, describes how shifts in diets in Europeans after the introduction of farming 10,000 years ago led to genetic adaptations that favored the dietary ...

dateJun 08, 2017 in Evolution
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