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Guppies teach us why evolution happens

Guppies, a perennial pet store favorite, have helped a UC Riverside scientist unlock a key question about evolution: Do animals evolve in response to the risk of being eaten, or to the environment that they create in the absence of predators? Turns out, it’s the latter. Guppies swim near the...
By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Size matters — To livebearer fish, big fins are a big deal

Females love males with big dorsal fins, but the appendages first evolved for males to fight other males
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Study explains why tall individuals are more prone to cancer

UC Riverside evolutionary biologist says increased cancer risk associated with height is due primarily to an increase in the number of body cells
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, Science / Technology

Professor receives grant to study how fish hunt

NSF grant will support research on how fish coordinate different body parts to catch prey
By Sarah Nightingale | | Science / Technology

Top-performing soil microbes could be key to sustainable agriculture

UCR research will help agronomists breed plants that attract their own growth-promoting microbes
By Sarah Nightingale | | Science / Technology
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