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Natural Selection Tale of the Peacock

Scarlet Kingsnake Still Mimics Extinct Venomous Species

“If red touches yellow, you're a dead fellow; if red touches black, you're all right, Jack." To avoid being eaten by predators like black bears, …

Zoology

The Sloth’s Evolutionary Secret

Author: Brian Switek. Brian Switek Science<p>Date of Publication: 01.03.12.<p>Time of Publication: 7:41 pm. 7:41 pm<p>On the surface of things, a two-toed …

The evolution of whales

The evolution of whales<p>The first thing to notice on this evogram is that hippos are the closest living relatives of whales, but they are not the …

Evolution of "Super-Invasive" Cane Toads

The cane toad (<i>Rhinella marina</i>) has become invasive in much of its introduced range, impacting significantly on biodiversity in these regions. Not …

BBC - Earth News - Mouse set to be 'evolution icon'

<b>A tiny pale deer mouse living on a sand dune in Nebraska looks set to become an icon of biology.</b><p>Within just a few thousand years, generations of the mice have evolved a sandy-coloured coat camouflaging themselves from predators.<p>Most striking is that these mice acquired the mutation for pale fur …

Biology

Evolution in Color: From Peppered Moths to Walking Sticks

The color of an animal can determine whether it lives or dies. If it’s easily spotted by predators, it may well become a meal. Hidden nicely against its background, an animal can escape its enemies for another day.<p>The particular colors on an animals are determined partly by the genes its gets from …

Italian Wall Lizards and Rapid Evolution

The last few years have been busy but have brought with them an opportunity to travel and to learn about new places, but little time to write. Each …

Habitats

Charles Darwin's Finches

Charles Darwin is known as the father of evolution. When he was a young man, Darwin set out on a voyage on the <i>HMS Beagle</i>. The ship sailed from …

Biology

Native lizard hangs tight with rapid evolution

Anybody who has lived or played in Florida likely has been called out by a finger-long lizard that taunts people with bold stares, push-ups and …

Evolution