Posts Tagged ‘evolution’

Digital Learning: Dog Evolution

Monday, August 25th, 2014

This video was produced by youth participating in the 2014 Science in Action Summer Intensive. A project of the California Academy of Sciences’ Digital Learning Program.

Protecting the Nurseries and Nursing Homes

Monday, July 21st, 2014
conservation, UC Berkeley, phylogenetic, Brent Mishler, canape, digitizing, collections, plants, endemism, evolution

A new model may help prioritize local and global conservation efforts.

Kangaroo Tails

Thursday, July 10th, 2014
kangaroos, red kangaroos, tails, energy conservation, evolution

Kangaroo tails help propel the marsupials forward and much more.

Polar Bears: Flabby and Fabulous

Monday, May 12th, 2014
polar bears, brown bears, grizzly, fat content, blubber, evolution, species, cold, arctic,

Polar bear genome offers insights into the animal’s evolution and high-fat diet.

Incredibly (Successful) Shrinking Dinosaurs

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
dinosaurs, maniraptoran, birds, size, evolution, adaptation

How do you survive extinction? Try different, smaller sizes.

Hummingbird Evolution

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
hummbirds, evolution, birds, south america, diversification, UC Berkeley, Robert Dudley

Researchers are tracking hummingbirds’ remarkable evolution from millions of years ago to the future.

Whale Echolocation Origins

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
whales, fossils, skull, echolocation, evolution, toothed, melon

The fossil of a toothed whale hints at early signs of echolocation.

Jewel Wasps Enslave Roaches with Targeted Sting

Monday, March 3rd, 2014
emeral jewel wasp, cockroach, insects, zombie, brains, host, parasite, evolution, venom, larva

Cockroaches can survive anything, except the emerald jewel wasp.

The Stealthy Seahorse

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Seahorses catch their super-fast prey 90% of the time. How do they do it?

Evolution in Heliconius Butterflies

Thursday, November 7th, 2013
butterfly, butterflies, heliconius, melpomene, evolution, speciation, genomes, durrell kapan, wing-pattern, mimicry

By studying the genomes of various Heliconius butterfly species, Academy research Durrell Kapan and his colleagues can see the rate of evolutionary change in the genus.

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