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Male Fish Borrows Egg to Clone Itself
Ruth Williams | May 23, 2017
A fish created by spontaneous androgenesis is the first known vertebrate to arise naturally by this asexual reproductive phenomenon.
Study: Horses Did Not Develop New Traits During Periods of Rapid Speciation
Diana Kwon | Feb 13, 2017
Speciation and development of new traits may not always go hand-in-hand.
Study: There Are Twice as Many Bird Species as Previously Estimated
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 14, 2016
Standard taxonomy lumps together bird species that should be separate, a new study suggests, raising the total number of estimated species from 9,000 to 18,000.
Revered Biologist Dies
Catherine Offord | Apr 27, 2016
Rick Harrison, an evolutionary biologist known for his research on speciation, has passed away at age 70.
How to Make a New Species
Ruth Williams | Jul 1, 2015
Scientists mutate a mating pheromone and its corresponding receptor in yeast to promote speciation.
“King of Noses”
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 24, 2014
New hadrosaur uncovered in Utah hints at surprising speciation.
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Aug 1, 2014
Bacterial populations’ differing strategies for responding to their environment can set genetic routes to speciation.
Monkey See, Monkey Don’t
Bob Grant | Jun 30, 2014
Species in a tightly knit genus of Old World primates have evolved tell-tale facial characteristics to prevent hybridization, a study shows.
Top 10 New Species
Jef Akst | May 23, 2014
The International Institute for Species Exploration announces its picks of novel species discovered in the past year, including a carnivorous mammal, a tiny shrimp, and a fungus.
New Species Abound
Jef Akst | Dec 26, 2013
A look at 2013’s noteworthy new species