Image of the Day: Plumage Patterns
Image of the Day: Plumage Patterns
An island songbird evolved into five populations of different color variants despite inhabiting territories just 10 kilometers apart.
Image of the Day: Plumage Patterns
Image of the Day: Plumage Patterns

An island songbird evolved into five populations of different color variants despite inhabiting territories just 10 kilometers apart.

An island songbird evolved into five populations of different color variants despite inhabiting territories just 10 kilometers apart.

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Opinion: Individuals Are Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts
Opinion: Individuals Are Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts
Itzhak Mizrahi, Fotini Kokou | Feb 28, 2019
The study of evolution requires consideration of organisms’ microbiomes.
Neanderthal Ancestry in Europeans Unchanged for Last 45,000 Years
Neanderthal Ancestry in Europeans Unchanged for Last 45,000 Years
Diana Kwon | Jan 23, 2019
The findings of a new study contradict previous results from some of the same scientists that suggested Neanderthal DNA was gradually removed from modern human genomes.
Infographic: How Cities Influence Evolution
Infographic: How Cities Influence Evolution
Catherine Offord | Dec 31, 2018
Urban environments are driving genetic changes in resident species through multiple mechanisms, from establishing gene flow barriers to exerting novel selection pressures.
Human Birth Canal Varies More Widely than Previously Thought
Human Birth Canal Varies More Widely than Previously Thought
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 24, 2018
The pelvic bones of women have been shaped more by random evolution than by natural selection, a new study finds.
Global Patterns of Human Epigenetic Variation
Global Patterns of Human Epigenetic Variation
Ashley Yeager | Aug 28, 2017
A study of five far-flung human populations gives clues to adaptations to environmental pressures.
Pollution Drives Marine Reptile Color Change
Pollution Drives Marine Reptile Color Change
Bob Grant | Aug 11, 2017
The turtle-headed sea snake is losing its stripes, and researchers suggest that the change reflects adaptation to fouled oceans.
Evolution May Have Deleted Neanderthal DNA
Evolution May Have Deleted Neanderthal DNA
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 8, 2016
Natural selection may be behind the dearth of Neanderthal DNA in modern humans.
On Becoming Human
On Becoming Human
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jul 31, 2016
Some thoughts on going to the Galápagos
Humans Never Stopped Evolving
Humans Never Stopped Evolving
John Hawks | Jul 31, 2016
The emergence of blood abnormalities, an adult ability to digest milk, and changes in our physical appearance point to the continued evolution of the human race.