Fins, wings, and…fractions? Find out how simple measurements revealed a striking convergence among animals as varied as whales, birds, and sea butterflies. (Wondering what a sea butterfly is? We were, too. Lucky for you, the answer is in the Bite.)
What do aching knees, a sore back, diabetes, and poor eyesight have in common, besides being, well, common? You’ll find out in this lesson, but here’s a hint: it has something to do with evolution.
Sometimes you need to slow things down to figure out what’s going on. At a molecular level, slowing things down requires some pretty specialized equipment: lasers.
Researchers have been tracking E.coli through 60,000 generations to answer a fundamental question: How does natural selection work in a constant, stable environment?
Researchers are making waves in an unlikely place: the human body. The reason? To detect and diagnose diseases.
Newton’s laws don’t only apply here on Earth. The most basic of physics principles are helping astronomers to understand strange phenomena lightyears away.
Think that evolution always results in disadvantageous traits becoming less common in a population? Think again.
Modern computer modeling unveils something surprising about a classic example of evolutionary convergence and divergence: the Anolis lizards of the Caribbean.
Researchers, with a little help from fireflies, are developing new tools for studying cancer by applying their knowledge of electronegativity and bonding.