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Genetic research at Oregon State University has shed new light on how isolated populations of the same species evolve toward reproductive incompatibility and thus become separate species. Male tigriopus californicus [Credit: Oregon State University]...

Land plants, which split from their aquatic relatives 500 million years ago, are an extraordinarily diverse group of living organisms--from tall redwoods to fragrant roses to carpets of moss. Artistic rendition depicts the freshwater alga plant Char...

You're standing in a lush forest 230 million years ago in what is now Argentina.  You're alone among the Triassic shrubbery. Suddenly, an elephant-sized dinosaur comes lumbering your way through the overgrowth. The dinosaur looks somewhat famili...

Tropical oceans teem with the dazzle and flash of colorful reef fishes and contain far more species than the cold ocean waters found at high latitudes. This well-known "latitudinal diversity gradient" is one of the most famous patterns in biology, an...

A team of Australian and international scientists, led by Professor Rebecca Johnson, Director of the Australian Museum Research Institute and Professor Katherine Belov, University of Sydney, have made a significant break-through successfully sequenci...

From ancient European beech trees to gigantic Californian redwoods and Australian mountain ashes, new research has found the enormous trunks of these trees are all formed from a single layer of cells no wider than the tip of a needle. From a sapling...

For more than a century, scientists have understood that natural selection have profound effects on how an animal looks—Anolis lizards that spend more time on the ground, for example, might need longer legs for running, while species that remain in...