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Theories of molecular evolution traditionally focused on gradual molecular change over time...Everyone else- including the team at Southampton University- has looked for ecological changes that might be the true cause.
Talking about species can be dull, but not when you add alcohol. 23 drinks into the evening, science writer Charles Choi attempted to explain speciation the process by which new species develop during a Science Online conference held last year.
When two populations of a species are separated for many generations, their genomes start to drift apart as they adapt to their different environments...But new research now suggests it's not always incompatible DNA that halts interbreeding sometimes
Evolution is not being able to keep up pace with climate change, researchers have claimed. John Wiens, an ecology and evolutionary biology professor at the University of Arizona, and Ignacio Quintero, said that most of the vertebrates will have to
A preliminary catalogue of Delhi's unique biodiversity Delhi is famed for its biodiversity...So the marvels of evolution, with an extraordinary range of mutations, can be seen in its full glory. More than any other city, Delhi requires ornithologists,
The death of individual species is not the only concern for biologists worried about animals going extinct, as researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have found that lack of new emerging species also contributes to extinction. "
Biologists have long observed that groups of organisms with lots of species tend to be more anatomically diverse than groups with only a few species.
From the new Nautilus magazine, a special issue on What Makes You So Special . Angela Potochnik reviews Studying Human Behavior: How Scientists Investigate Aggression and Sexuality by Helen Longino. The first chapter from The Unpredictable Species:
Tue 21 May 2013 Few names are more revered in the early history of botany than Linnaeus, whose taxonomic system systematized the effective ordering of plants and animals according to sexual reproduction. Although he himself did not doubt that certain
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