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
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
Thu 12 May 11 from Discover Magazine
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
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
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
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
(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
Detailed, accurate evolutionary trees that reveal the relatedness of living things can now be determined much faster and for thousands of species with a computing method developed by computer ...
Thu 18 Jun 09 from Phys.org
Researchers capture evolutionary dynamics in a new theoretical framework that could help explain some of the mysteries of how and why species change over time.
Wed 8 Aug 12 from Phys.org
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