evolution, ecology
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Jenny Rood | Apr 8, 2015
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2015
Junk DNA, Cuckoo, Sapiens, and Cool
Ebola Mutation Rate Quibble
Ebola Mutation Rate Quibble
Jef Akst | Mar 27, 2015
A study suggests that the virus may not be evolving as quickly as a previous group estimated.
Oldest <em>Homo</em> Remains Yet Found
Oldest Homo Remains Yet Found
Ruth Williams | Mar 4, 2015
A newly discovered 2.8 million-year-old jawbone is thought to be that of a direct human ancestor.
Drunk Monkeys
Drunk Monkeys
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2015
UC Berkeley biologist Robert Dudley explains his "drunken monkey" hypothesis for how humans developed a taste for alcohol.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2015
Evolving Ourselves, The Man Who Touched His Own Heart, Bats, and The Invaders
A Deathly Pallor
A Deathly Pallor
Carina Storrs | Mar 1, 2015
Global warming could lead to lighter-colored insects with waning immune defenses.
Falling Out of the Family Tree
Falling Out of the Family Tree
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2015
A mutation in an ethanol-metabolizing enzyme arose around the time that arboreal primates shifted to a more terrestrial lifestyle, perhaps as an adaptation to eating fermented fruit.
Evolutionary Rewiring
Evolutionary Rewiring
Ruth Williams | Feb 26, 2015
Strong selective pressure can lead to rapid and reproducible evolution in bacteria.
Marine Life Trending Larger
Marine Life Trending Larger
Bob Grant | Feb 23, 2015
Ocean animals have been getting bigger over the millennia, according to an analysis of thousands of genera that have plied Earth’s seas since the Cambrian Period.