Martha Muñoz Uncovers the Drivers and Dampers of Biodiversity
Martha Muñoz Uncovers the Drivers and Dampers of Biodiversity
The Yale biologist says that organisms’ behavior, physiology, and morphology engage in a constant “evolutionary dance.”
Martha Muñoz Uncovers the Drivers and Dampers of Biodiversity
Martha Muñoz Uncovers the Drivers and Dampers of Biodiversity

The Yale biologist says that organisms’ behavior, physiology, and morphology engage in a constant “evolutionary dance.”

The Yale biologist says that organisms’ behavior, physiology, and morphology engage in a constant “evolutionary dance.”

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Image of the Day: Brains and Braincases
Image of the Day: Brains and Braincases
Emily Makowski | Oct 18, 2019
The skull changed shape in different ways than the brain during evolution, according to a new comparative study.
Image of the Day: Cichlid Cranium
Image of the Day: Cichlid Cranium
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 25, 2019
Maternal care for the fish alters the structure of their developing heads.
Image of the Day: Hanging Around
Image of the Day: Hanging Around
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 27, 2018
Hurricanes drive evolution in anole lizards, finds a new study.
The Topography of Teeth
The Topography of Teeth
Bob Grant | Nov 28, 2016
Intricate, digital maps of animals’ teeth, created using the same geographical tools used by mapmakers, may help researchers determine the diets of extinct species.
Brain Fold Tied to Hallucinations
Brain Fold Tied to Hallucinations
Kerry Grens | Nov 19, 2015
A shorter crease in the medial prefrontal cortex is linked with a higher risk of schizophrenics experiencing hallucinations.
<em>Homo naledi</em>’s Hands and Feet
Homo naledi’s Hands and Feet
Bob Grant | Oct 6, 2015
Two new analyses of fossil remains from the recently discovered human relative suggest the species may have been uniquely adapted to both terrestrial and arboreal locomotion.
Finch Findings
Finch Findings
Jenny Rood | Feb 12, 2015
Full genomes of Darwin’s Galápagos finches reveal a critical gene for beak shape and three overlooked species.
Genetic Data Clarify Insect Evolution
Genetic Data Clarify Insect Evolution
Kate Yandell | Nov 6, 2014
Researchers create a phylogenetic tree of insects by comparing the sequences of 1,478 protein-coding genes among species.
Precisely Placed
Precisely Placed
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 31, 2014
Vein patterns in the wings of developing fruit flies never vary by more than the width of a single cell.