Environmental pressures and conditions can deeply impact organisms’ evolutionary trajectory. Researchers are learning just how these impacts have driven chimp behavior and culture.
What classifies a mammal? Let’s take a deep dive into this final installment of the New Beginnings series and discover what primary traits distinguish mammals from all others in Kingdom Animalia.
Beyond the human eye exists an entire world, one that forms the foundation of life as we know it. In this installment of our Introduction to Biology series, we’ll take a closer look through the microscope at genes and DNA.
The Animal Kingdom is absolutely incredible. Full of taxa that are distinguished by characteristics that would otherwise be unimaginable had evolution not brought them into existence. In Part 3 of the New Beginnings series, we’ll take a look at all the different evolutionary groups bunched under Phylum Chordata, our last stop before Class Mammalia.
Hot or not? In this short overview of what it means to be a “sexy son,” we explore the power of cryptic female choice in evolution, and non-sexy males’ contribution to evolution and ecology.
What is a species? To this day, scientists disagree. The idea of what a species truly is incites quite a bit of extensive, often circular discourse, so here’s a quick look at one of the major schools of though on the definition of a “species.”
It’s difficult to tell species apart. This can be especially challenging when you have little to distinguish them but physical features. The biological species concept attempts to solve this problem by setting a clear definition of species based on reproductive capabilities. Here’s a brief overview of this school of thought.
How do different species of animals come into existence? What makes organisms evolve? Here we take a quick look at the term “speciation” and how it works in the context of evolutionary sciences.