Posts Tagged ‘evolution’

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
Seahorse

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.

The Dark-Eyed Junco

Friday, October 18th, 2013
evolution, diversification, birds, juncos, dark, eye, eyes, yellow, north america, south america, indiana university, uc san diego

Want to witness evolution in action? Learn more about these abundant North American birds. Excerpts from Ordinary Extraordinary Junco.

Explosion Explained

Monday, September 16th, 2013
arthropods, insects, crustaceans, darwin, cambrian, explosion, evolution

What kept Darwin up at night? The Cambrian explosion.

Convergent Evolution in the Genes

Thursday, September 12th, 2013
dolphins, toothed whales, bats, echolocation, genes, genetics, genomics, hearing, convergent, evolution, adaptation

How does echolocation work at the gene level for diverse animals like bats and dolphins?

More Species of Killer Whales

Friday, August 16th, 2013
North Atlantic Killer Whale. Image Credit: AAAS, Science NOW.

New Species of Killer Whale?

Sharksuckers

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
remora, freeloaders, sucker discs, sharks, shark week, shark host, predators, dorsal fins, fossil, larvae, fish development, evolution

Remoras are hitching a ride to Shark Week!

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