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Evolution & Behaviour

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Swimming Against the Flow

A fundamental and often neglected feature of life on Earth is that all organisms live immersed in fluids. In the case of animals that fly or swim, locomotion is, therefore, a combination of their own movement and the displacements of the surrounding air or water.... click to read more

  • Pablo Oteiza | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
Views 885
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Mar 8, 2018
Did Homo naledi meet Homo sapiens in South Africa?

Our research team has determined the age of Homo naledi, a new species of hominin (human ancestor), from the Rising Star Cave in The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, South Africa. We have also announced the discovery of a second chamber (the Lesedi Chamber)... click to read more

  • Hannah Hilbert-Wolf | Postdoctoral Research Fellow & Lecturer at James Cook University, Geosciences, Townsville, QLD, Australia
  • Paul Dirks | Professor at James Cook University, Geosciences, Townsville, QLD, Australia
  • Eric Roberts | Associate Professor, Head of Geosciences at James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia
Views 1050
Reading time 4 min
published on Feb 8, 2018
Following the traces of fermentation

Yeasts are everywhere. This little bubbly-like single-cell fungus is a superstar of human food culture. Bread, beer, yogurt, cheese, wine and even coffee and cacao require yeast for their preparation. Thanks to Louis Pasteur we know that yeasts are responsible for the process of fermentation... click to read more

  • Anatoly Kozlov | PhD student at Department of Genetics & Evolution, Section of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Geneva, Switzerland
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Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 16, 2018
Moby, can you hear me whale?

Under the name "whale" lies an important diversity of aquatic mammals. Usually, scientists divide them into three groups. "Baleen whales", also called whales with mustache, is an extant group including the humpback whales and the largest animals that ever lived on earth, the blue whales.... click to read more

  • Mickaël Mourlam | PhD student at Département FORME, Institut des Sciences de l'Évolution, Université de Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Views 1118
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jan 11, 2018
Survival of the friendliest

More than forty million Americans cherish their tail-wagging, face-licking, ball-fetching best friends. But not many people would welcome a wolf into their home. What makes dogs so uniquely friendly? Scientists have studied the unique relationship between humans and domestic dogs for decades, but the role... click to read more

  • Bridgett vonHoldt | Assistant Professor at Princeton University, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, 106A Guyot Hall, Princeton, USA
  • Emily Shuldiner | Undergraduate student at Princeton University, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, 106A Guyot Hall, Princeton, USA
  • Monique Udell | Assistant Professor at Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences, Oregon State University, OR 97331, USA
Views 1238
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Dec 13, 2017