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Origin of a complex life form revealed

Published: 2Sep2020

Researchers from McGill University have revealed the steps by which two very distinct organisms – bacteria and carpenter ants – have come to depend on one another for survival to become a single...

CTV NEWS | Some dinosaurs were flying before there were birds, new research suggests

Published: 13Aug2020

Biologists now have a better idea of the origin of birds and the evolution of flight, two iconic events in the history of life on earth, thanks to work by a group of international scientists...

Innovative birds are less vulnerable to extinction

Published: 6Apr2020

Bird species that have the capacity to express novel foraging behaviors are less vulnerable to extinction than species that do not, according to a collaborative study involving McGill University...

Adaptation: Competition and predation may not be the driving force scientists thought

Published: 25Feb2020

Species adapt to their local climates, but how often they adapt to their local communities remains a mystery. To find answers, researchers at McGill University and the University of British...

Perpetual predator-prey population cycles

Published: 18Dec2019

How can predators coexist with their prey over long periods without the predators completely depleting the resource that keeps them alive? Experiments performed over a period of 10 years by...

Puffins stay cool thanks to their large beak

Published: 27Nov2019

Tufted puffins regulate their body temperature thanks to their large bills, an evolutionary trait that might explain their capacity to fly for long periods in search for food....

The bigger the evolutionary jump, the more lethal cross-species diseases could be

Published: 28Mar2019

Some diseases which are fatal in one species can cause only mild discomfort in another—but it’s hard for scientists to predict how lethal a disease will be if it leaps across species....

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