evolution

Mammals, spiny plants and the savanna story

Published: 7Sep2016

McGill Newsroom The evolution and distribution of spiny plants holds clue to spread of African savanna

Keeping our balance - a tale of two systems

Published: 11Nov2016

The transition from being sea creatures to living on land, even if it happened over 300 million years ago, seems to have left its traces on the way we keep our balance today....

Parasites and the evolution of primate culture

Published: 3Dec2014

Learning from others and innovation have undoubtedly helped advance civilization. But these behaviours can carry costs as well as benefits. And a new study by an international team of evolutionary...

Scientists scan horizon for future invasive species challenges

Published: 4May2017

Shipping and mining in the Arctic. The spread of invasive microbial pathogens around the world. Changing agricultural practices. Use of genomic-modification tools. Those are among the 14 most...

What the “fecal prints” of microbes can tell us about E

Published: 23Dec2014

The distinctive “fecal prints” of microbes potentially provide a record of how Earth and life have co-evolved over the past 3.5 billion years as the planet’s temperature, oxygen levels, and...

Mining ancient ores for clues to early life

Published: 10Dec2012

An analysis of sulfide ore deposits from one of the world’s richest base-metal mines confirms that oxygen levels were extremely low on Earth 2.7 billion years ago, but also shows that microbes were...

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