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Fish take less than a decade to evolve

Evolution is often thought of being a slow-process, taking thousands, if not millions, of years. However a new study in The American Naturalist found that Trinidadian guppies underwent evolution in…

Evolution of whales challenged

Evolution of whales challenged Origin of whales challenged mongabay.com December 19, 2007 Modern whales appear to have evolved from a raccoon-sized creature with the body of a small deer, according…

New theory on the evolution of pygmies

High death rates drove evolution of human pygmies New theory on the evolution of pygmies mongabay.com December 10, 2007 Early childbearing age in the face of high death rates, drove…

Global warming may provoke evolution

Global warming may provoke evolution Global warming may provoke evolution mongabay.com November 26, 2007 Some 80 million years ago, during a period of global warming, a group of relatively immobile…

Flying lemurs are primates’ closest cousins

Flying lemurs are primates' closest cousins Flying lemurs are primates' closest cousins mongabay.com November 1, 2007 New molecular and genomic analysis shows that flying lemurs are the closest relatives of…