Research 'final nail in the coffin' of Paranthropus as hard object feeders
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 10:52:53 EDT
New research debunks a long-held belief about our ancestors' eating habits.
New evidence of menopause in killer whales
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 15:12:29 EDT
Scientists have found new evidence of menopause in killer whales - raising fascinating questions about how and why it evolved.
Rapidly diversifying birds in Southeast Asia offer new insights into evolution
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 11:44:27 EDT
New findings from zoologists working with birds in Southeast Asia are shining fresh light on the connections between animal behaviour, geology, and evolution - underlining that species can diversify surprisingly quickly under certain conditions. Sulawesi Babblers (Pellorneum celebense), shy birds that live in the undergrowth on Indonesian islands, have begun to diverge quite significantly despite being separated geographically for mere tens of thousands of years.
DNA duplication linked to the origin and evolution of pine trees and their relatives
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 14:34:07 EDT
A new study shows that DNA duplication has been vitally important throughout the evolutionary history of gymnosperms, a diverse group of seed plants that includes pines, cypresses, sequoias, ginkgos and cycads.
DNA reveals the evolutionary history of museum specimens
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 09:37:05 EDT
Museum specimens held in natural history collections around the world represent a wealth of underutilized genetic information due to the poor state of preservation of the DNA, which often makes it difficult to sequence. An international team has optimized a method developed for analyzing ancient DNA to identify the relationships between species on a deep evolutionary scale.