People living in the Atacama desert of Chile evolved specific gene mutations over the past 7000 years that make them better at detoxifying the heavy metal
The research challenges the long-held notion of an evolutionary trade-off between childbirth and a pelvis adapted for walking upright.
A single-celled organism discovered in chinchilla droppings is the only known eukaryotic organism that lacks mitochondria-like organelles. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Some bacteria think plastic is fantastic
“…a species can begin to diverge very rapidly, even when the two daughter species breed alongside one another simultaneously.”