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Evolution / Genetics

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How eggs got their shapes

How eggs got their shapes

The evolution of the amniotic egg -- complete with membrane and shell -- was key to vertebrates leaving the oceans and colonizing the land ...
How did bird babysitting co-ops evolve?

How did bird babysitting co-ops evolve?

The common understanding of evolution is that it is a battle for survival: one must either "scrunch or be scrunched," as Nicodemu...
Frog fossils tell us something new about rain patterns on South Africa’s west coast

Frog fossils tell us something new about rain patterns on South Africa’s west coast

Around 5.1 million years ago, fascinating and now extinct animals like sabre-toothed cats, wolverines and short-necked giraffe roamed the w...
Fossil holds new insights into how fish evolved onto land

Fossil holds new insights into how fish evolved onto land

"It's like a snake on the outside, but a fish on the inside." The fossil of an early snake-like animal -- called Lethiscus st...
Warming temperatures threaten sea turtles

Warming temperatures threaten sea turtles

The study by Dr Jacques-Olivier Laloë of the University's College of Science and published in the Global Change Biology journal, argue...
Pollinator extinctions alter structure of ecological networks

Pollinator extinctions alter structure of ecological networks

The absence of a single dominant bumblebee species from an ecosystem disrupts foraging patterns among a broad range of remaining pollinator...
Bat biodiversity is in danger on islands worldwide

Bat biodiversity is in danger on islands worldwide

A new study from the University of Helsinki investigates knowledge gaps among the largely unknown, but greatly threatened, group of island-...
When estimating extinction risk, don't leave out the males

When estimating extinction risk, don't leave out the males

Extinction risk for some species could be drastically underestimated because most demographic models of animal populations only analyse the...

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