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Is the outcome of evolution predictable?

If one would rewind the tape of life, would evolution result in the same outcome? The Harvard evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould came up with this famous thought experiment. He suggested ...

Tue 28 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Enlisting evolutionary biology against modern threats

To many, the term evolutionary biology encompasses the realm of fossils, dinosaurs and changes over eons.

Mon 6 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Evolution drives many plants and animals to be bigger, faster

For the vast majority of plants and animals, the 'bigger is better' view of evolution may not be far off the mark, says a new broad-scale study of natural selection. Organisms with bigger bodies ...

Mon 7 Mar 11 from Phys.org

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Furor Erupts Over the Role of Self-Sacrifice in Evolution

A furor has broken out among biologists over ant specialist E.O. Wilson's latest attack on a concept used to explain the origins of self-sacrifice in the dog-eat-dog world of evolution. The ...

Wed 1 Sep 10 from Wired Science

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At the Edge of Invasion, Possible New Rules for Evolution

Just as Galapagos finches are icons of evolution by natural selection, Australia’s cane toads may someday be icons of “spatial sorting” — a dynamic that seems to exist ...

Thu 24 Mar 11 from Wired Science

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Does germ plasm accelerate evolution?

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have published research in the leading academic journal Science that challenges a long held belief about the way certain species of vertebrates evolved.

Mon 14 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Man-made evolution is happening, and it's time to control it

Planting pesticide-free cotton as a refuge for the pert pink bollworm caterpillar has slowed bollworms in neighboring cotton fields from developing resistance to pesticides because they breed ...

Fri 12 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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A new appreciation of the ecology-evolution dynamic

Ecology drives evolution. In today's issue of the journal Science, UC Davis expert Thomas Schoener describes growing evidence that the reverse is also true, and explores what that might mean ...

Fri 28 Jan 11 from Phys.org

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Why do organisms build tissues they seemingly never use?

(Phys.org) -- Why, after millions of years of evolution, do organisms build structures that seemingly serve no purpose?

Fri 10 Aug 12 from Phys.org

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