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Why humans (or something very similar) may have been destined to walk the Earth

The paths available to evolving organisms are far from limitless, report evolutionary biologists James Horton and Tiffany Taylor from the University of Bath, UK.

Fri 7 Jun 19 from Cosmos Magazine

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Animals' cultural lifestyles can influence evolution

Evolutionary adaptations resulting from cultural change, such as humans being able to consume dairy products, are more widespread in nature than previously thought.

Mon 3 Jun 19 from Phys.org

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Evolution drives many plants and animals to be bigger, faster

For the vast majority of plants and animals, the 'bigger is better' view of evolution may not be far off the mark, says a new broad-scale study of natural selection. Organisms with bigger bodies ...

Mon 7 Mar 11 from Phys.org

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Some moths behave like butterflies to mate

A new study led by ICTA-UAB (Universitat Aut˛noma de Barcelona) researcher VÝctor Sarto and colleagues from the Institute of Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (CSIC-IQAC) has described for the ...

Thu 28 Apr 16 from Phys.org

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Furor Erupts Over the Role of Self-Sacrifice in Evolution

A furor has broken out among biologists over ant specialist E.O. Wilson's latest attack on a concept used to explain the origins of self-sacrifice in the dog-eat-dog world of evolution. The ...

Wed 1 Sep 10 from Wired Science

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Resistance to toad toxin shows evolution can repeat itself

Reptiles, insects and mammals that can resist neurotoxins all have a similar genetic mutation - the best example yet of evolution reusing an effective fix

Mon 7 Sep 15 from Newscientist

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Is evolution more intelligent than we thought?

Evolution may be more intelligent than we thought, according to a University of Southampton professor.

Fri 18 Dec 15 from Phys.org

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Explosion of rats, clovers, bedbugs, mosquitoes unintended evolutionary consequence of urbanization

The recent uproar about seats on a British Airways flight crawling with bedbugs is only one of the unintended consequences that urbanization worldwide has on evolution, say Marc Johnson, an ...

Thu 2 Nov 17 from Phys.org

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At the Edge of Invasion, Possible New Rules for Evolution

Just as Galapagos finches are icons of evolution by natural selection, Australia’s cane toads may someday be icons of “spatial sorting” — a dynamic that seems to exist ...

Thu 24 Mar 11 from Wired Science

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