"Evolution" Blogs & Blog Posts

Anna's BonesAnna's Bones

Thoughts on bones, evolution, and all the worlds in between.

 
Forms Most BeautifulForms Most Beautiful

Generally speaking, I think that we there is a lot of nonsense in the world...

 
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In various vertebrate species, including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, the DMRT1 gene is a master sex regulator, working to develop and maintain 'maleness' -either the sex cells (or germline) into testis and/or maintaining masculiniz...

The Tibetan Mastiff is famed for its high-altitude prowess, showing a remarkable strength and endurance to 3-mile elevations and even higher. Evolutionary biologists have successfully identified the genes responsible for this adaptation, yet an elusi...

The second volume in the Nemu’s End series finds the self-styled Reverend Danny Nemu looking inwards to explore the personal apocalypse, where the veils of regular cognition are rent asunder and an unbounded world of revelation manifests beyond. He...

A team of scientists at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Australia, and Germany discovered that the orchid mantis looks like a flower due to the exploitation of pollinating insects as prey by its praying mantis ancestors. A typical male orch...

Each animal species hosts its own, unique community of microbes that can significantly improve its health and fitness. When the natural microbial communities of tiny jewel wasps like this were replaced with the  microbiomes of closely related w...

Biologists have discovered that the evolution of a new species can occur rapidly enough for them to observe the process in a simple laboratory flask. Molecular models of the two receptors the virus evolved to specialize on  [Credit: Justin Meye...

Why do some animals have extravagant, showy ornaments -- think elk and deer antlers, peacock feathers and horns on dung beetles -- that can be a liability to survival? Charles Darwin couldn't figure it out, but now a Northwestern University research...