3 Mar 2021 - 04:00
Highlights Researchers have revealed how an ant’s trap-jaw – a powerful, ultrafast and complex evolutionary trait – evolved from a simpler ancestral jaw mechanism The study found that the trap-...
Type: Press release
17 Feb 2021 - 02:30
Highlights New research has found that a group of genes that reduces the risk of developing severe COVID-19 by around 20% is inherited from Neanderthals These genes, located on chromosome 12,...
Type: Press release
19 Oct 2020 - 09:00
Ants are one of the most successful groups of animals on the planet, occupying anywhere from temperate soil to tropical rainforests, desert dunes and kitchen counters. They’re social insects and...
Type: Press release
30 Sep 2020 - 00:00
Since first appearing in late 2019, the novel virus, SARS-CoV-2, has had a range of impacts on those it infects. Some people become severely ill with COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, and...
Type: Press release
29 Sep 2020 - 12:27
Pteropods, or “wing-footed” sea snails and slugs, may be more resilient to acidic oceans than previously thought, scientists report. By digging into their evolutionary history, the research team...
Type: Press release
29 Jul 2020 - 10:45
For millions of years, remote islands have been hotbeds of biodiversity, where unique species have flourished. Scientists have proposed different theories to explain how animals and plants colonize...
Type: News Article
24 Jun 2020 - 09:19
Up until 40,000 years ago, we were not the only humans to exist. Neanderthals roamed across the steppes of Europe. Denisovans occupied Asia. There were ‘hobbits’ in Indonesia and at least three other...
Type: News Article
21 Apr 2020 - 00:00
To look at how life evolved, scientists usually turn to the fossil record, but this record is often incomplete. Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (...
Type: Press release
20 Dec 2019 - 09:40
From toucans to hummingbirds, the varying shapes and sizes of bird beaks show evolution in action. Beaks are versatile, allowing birds to eat, regulate their temperature, and sing; these survival...
Type: News Article
20 Dec 2019 - 09:28
Video footage of Australian Honeyeaters foraging.
Type: Video
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