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.
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.
Biology is the foundation of the life sciences. Without a basic understanding of this branch of science, you will be hard-pressed to thoroughly understand other topics. This biology series will introduce you to basic concepts of biological sciences and reproduction.
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.
Keystone species are a critical element to many habitats around the world. Without them, entire ecological systems would collapse. Let’s take a look at some of the world’s most-recognized keystone species.
Even in this day in age there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding evolution and what it truly is. This is a brief introduction to the topic of macro- vs. micro-evolution! Stick around for more science education articles on evolutionary biology.