evolution

A group of Pacific leaping blennies out of the water on the foreshores of the island Guam

Many blennies – a remarkable family of fishes – evolved from an aquatic ’jack of all trades’ to a ‘master of one’ upon the invasion of land, a new study led by UNSW scientists has shown. 

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The DNA sequencing of a healthy German shepherd will mean dogs can be screened for hip and other diseases much more accurately.

Himba father and son

DNA evidence from the Himba society in Namibia overturns ideas about genetic paternity, and about what it means to be a father.

Gliding dragon

UNSW researchers show gliding animals are an evolutionary surprise because their innovation did not lead to a proliferation of new adaptive forms.

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Understanding our evolution can tell us a lot about the health challenges we face today.

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Women take sexy selfies to compete with other women and climb the social ladder in economically unequal environments, new research suggests.

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Australian university students give far more credit than the previous generation to the science of human evolution and far less to creationism or divine guidance, according to a landmark new study. 

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Young women posting alluring photos of themselves online say less about gender discrimination – or those taking the sexy selfies – than about the economies they live in, writes Khandis Blake.

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Wild bilbies have learnt to avoid an old enemy, but are less cautious of a newer predator, new research suggests.

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A major study of dingo DNA has revealed the animals most likely migrated to Australia in two separate waves – a find with significant implications for their conservation.

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