Evolutionary Biology News
Tasmanian Devils Evolving Genetic Resistance to Cancer Threatening Species
Tasmanian devils are evolving genetic resistance to a contagious and deadly cancer that's been pushing the endangered species to the brink of extinction , an international team of scientists has found. Devil facial tumor disease (DFTD), a nearly 100 percent fatal cancer first detected 20 years ago,
New Research Suggests 'Lucy' Died After Falling From Tree
"Lucy," the famous upright-walking human ancestor who is estimated to be more than 3 million years old, may have died after from falling from a tree, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature by researchers from the University of Texas at Austin. What caused Lucy's death has been
'10% Happier': Richie Davidson
Neuroscientist and founder of the Center for Healthy Minds talks with ABC News' Dan Harris about his research and relationship with the Dalai Lama.
Zika Virus May Remain in Semen Longer Than Previously Thought
The Zika virus has been found in one man's semen 93 days after he first reported symptoms, topping the previous known record of 62 days, according to a letter published in Lancet Infectious Diseases this month. The patient, a 27-year-old man in France, came down with mild symptoms -- weakness,
New Discovery of 'Hobbit' Fossils Offers Insight Into Evolution of Diminutive Human-Like Species
A fossil find on the Indonesian island of Flores reveals that the ancestors of "hobbits," a now-extinct hominin species exclusive to the island, were present around 700,000 years ago, significantly earlier than originally thought. The research on ancestors of "hobbits," or Homo floresiensis, the
How Researchers Are Using Google to Find Chickenpox Seasons
Researchers have found that the chickenpox virus may actually be a seasonal disease, with more cases reported in the spring, according to a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. To identify chickenpox rates, the researchers turned to an unconventional source:
ARCHIVE VIDEO: 10 Years Later, Genetic Mutations Found Amongst Animals in Chernobyl Zone
April 24, 1996: Animals living in the contaminated area are found to be thriving.
New Tyrannosaur Species Debuts at the Smithsonian
A new species of tyrannosaur was announced today at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The new species, Timurlengia euotica, a cousin of the Tyrannosaurus rex, "lived about 90 million years ago and fills a 20 million-year gap in the fossil record of tyrannosaurs," according to a
Secrets of 'Iceman': How a 5,300-Year-Old Mummy Sheds Light on Evolution , Migration
In 1991, two German hikers stumbled upon a frozen corpse that had been immaculately preserved beneath the ice in the Eastern Alps for over five millenia. Since the discovery, the 5300-year-old mummy – known as “Iceman” or “Ötzi” – has proven a paleomicrobiological goldmine, shedding light on diet
Can Marriage Survive Without Sexual Attraction?
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