Ernst Haeckel: Pioneer of modern science
Fri, 17 May 2019 11:51:22 EDT
Evolutionary biologist Ernst Haeckel became the first person to define the term ecology in his work published in 1866, entitled 'General Morphology of Organisms'. Science historians and biologists have now worked out just how close his original classification is to our modern understanding of ecology.
Bedbugs evolved more than 100 million years ago
Thu, 16 May 2019 11:46:07 EDT
Bedbugs -- some of the most unwanted human bed-mates -- have been parasitic companions with other species aside from humans for more than 100 million years, walking the earth at the same time as dinosaurs.
Evolution in the gut
Thu, 16 May 2019 10:14:40 EDT
Evolution and dietary habits interact and determine the composition of bacteria in the digestive tract. Many microorganisms in the intestine seem to have developed in sync with their host animals over millions of years.
Neanderthals and modern humans diverged at least 800,000 years ago, research on teeth shows
Wed, 15 May 2019 14:39:56 EDT
Neanderthals and modern humans diverged at least 800,000 years ago, substantially earlier than indicated by most DNA-based estimates, according to new research.
Dolphin ancestor's hearing was more like hoofed mammals than today's sea creatures
Wed, 15 May 2019 08:54:38 EDT
Paleontologists are looking into the evolutionary origins of the whistles and squeaks that dolphins and porpoises make -- part of the rare echolocation ability that allows them to effectively navigate their dark environment.