Content Tagged with: evolution

Early humans thrived in this drowned South African landscape

The Paleo-Agulhas Plain had diverse, verdant ecosystems and abundant game

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Ancestor of all animals identified in Australian fossils

A wormlike creature that lived more than 555 million years ago is the earliest bilaterian

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Some domesticated plants ignore beneficial soil microbes

Domestication yielded bigger crops often at the expense of plant microbiomes

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

High-speed videos capture how kangaroo rat escapes rattlesnake attack

Bipedalism may have been favored in kangaroo rats to avoid ambush predators like vipers and owls, says UC Riverside biologist

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Study finds natural selection favors cheaters

UC Riverside research focused on interaction between nitrogen-fixing bacteria and their hosts

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | 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