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Did humans domesticate themselves?

Did humans domesticate themselves?

Human 'self-domestication' is a hypothesis that states that among the driving forces of human evolution, humans selected their comp...
Soft tissue fossil clues could help search for ancient life on Earth and other planets

Soft tissue fossil clues could help search for ancient life on Earth and other planets

Fossils that preserve entire organisms (including both hard and soft body parts) are critical to our understanding of evolution and ancient...
At last, butterflies get a bigger, better evolutionary tree

At last, butterflies get a bigger, better evolutionary tree

For hundreds of years, butterfly collecting has often inspired a special kind of fanaticism, spurring lengthy expeditions, sparking rivalri...
Comes naturally? Using stick insects, scientists explore natural selection, predictability

Comes naturally? Using stick insects, scientists explore natural selection, predictability

Is evolution predictable? Are changes in a species random or do they happen because of natural selection? A green morph of the Timema g...
What fluffy bunnies can tell us about domestication: It didn't go the way you think

What fluffy bunnies can tell us about domestication: It didn't go the way you think

It turns out that nobody knows when rabbits were domesticated. Despite a well-cited story of the domestic bunny's origins, a review pub...
Rapid evolution of a calcareous microalgae

Rapid evolution of a calcareous microalgae

When simulating future environmental conditions researchers face a problem: laboratory experiments are easy to control and to reproduce, bu...
A theory of physics explains the fragmentation of tropical forests

A theory of physics explains the fragmentation of tropical forests

Tropical forests around the world play a key role in the global carbon cycle and harbour more than half of the species worldwide. However, ...
Projecting the impacts of climate change

Projecting the impacts of climate change

How might climate change affect the acidification of the world's oceans or air quality in China and India in the coming decades, and wh...

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