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October 31, 2014
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Florida Lizards Evolve Rapidly, Within 15 Years and 20 Generations

AUSTIN, Texas — Scientists working on islands in Florida have documented the rapid evolution of a native lizard species — in as little as 15 years — as a result of pressure from an invading lizard species, introduced from Cuba. After contact with … Continue reading

February 2, 2013
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Flies of the World Embrace Vegetarianism

Microbe-eating flies from at least three different locations around the world recently have evolved into herbivores, feeding on some of the most toxic plants on Earth. Fly detectives and UA evolutionary biologists Noah Whiteman and Richard Lapoint are trying to … Continue reading

January 1, 2012
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North American Mammal Evolution Tracks with Climate Change

*Climate changes profoundly influenced the rise and fall of six distinct, successive waves of mammal species diversity in North America over the last 65 million years, shows a novel statistical analysis led by Brown University evolutionary biologists. Warming and cooling … Continue reading

November 30, 2010
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Contact With Dads Drops When Women Ovulate

*Evidence of evolutionary protection against inbreeding in women?* Through an innovative use of cell phone records, researchers at UCLA, the University of Miami and Cal State, Fullerton, have found that women appear to avoid contact with their fathers during ovulation.  … Continue reading

October 18, 2010
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U of T Biologists Identify Influence of Environment on Sexual vs. Asexual Reproduction

Evolutionary biologists at U of T have found that environment plays a key role in determining whether a species opts for sexual over asexual reproduction. The study, led by post-doctoral student Lutz Becks and Professor Aneil Agrawal of ecology and … Continue reading