Topic: Evolution

Mammal Forerunner Sheds Light on Brain Evolution

Aug. 29, 2018
Multiple kayentatherium skeletons

A newly described fossil of an extinct mammal relative — and her 38 babies — is among the best evidence that a key development in the evolution of mammals was trading brood power for brain power.

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Fish’s Use of Electricity May Shed Light on Human Illnesses

June 21, 2018
Brienomyrus brachyistius

Weakly electric fish, commonly called baby whales, use brief electrical pulses to sense the world around them and communicate. By studying these fish, scientists may unlock clues about conditions like epilepsy. 

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On Valentine’s Day, Let’s Remember the Evolution of Love

Feb. 15, 2018
Valentine's Day

More people should know evolution has equipped us with the glories of love.

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New Way to Map Ecological Niches

Aug. 30, 2017
Thorny Devil

A new "periodic table" of ecological niches could help scientists understand how a warming climate may be spurring changes in species around the globe

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Mass Extinction Triggers Golden Age of Frogs

July 3, 2017
African tree frog (genus: Boophis)

The dinosaur-killing mass extinction 66 million years ago cleared the way for frogs to rapidly diversify

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