evolution

Restorative justice preferred among the Enga

Advocates have called for a restorative justice system that repairs harm done to victims and reintegrates wrongdoers into society. The Enga of Papua New Guinea balance retribution and restitution.


A genius in our midst: U of U Health geneticist awarded prestigious MacArthur Fellowship

Elde, an evolutionary geneticist, lauded for his creativity and wide-ranging intellectual curiosity.


Ribs evolved for movement first, then co-opted for breathing

A major transformation in vertebrate evolution was when breathing shifted from the head to the torso in reptiles. But what caused the shift? A study hypothesizes it was driven by locomotion.


Columns and rows of microscope slides, yellowed with age, containing male and female pairs of lice with descriptions of species, genes, location found, host and more info on their labels.

Discover parasite biodiversity from home

Millions of specimens are sitting in museums all over the world, but a lack of digital records make them hard to find and study. Help biologists discover parasite biodiversity.


Earliest interbreeding event between ancient human populations discovered

The new study goes back further than 23andme could have ever imagined.


The role of lizard lungs in evolutionary biology

Savannah monitor lizards have a unique airflow pattern that is a hybrid of bird and mammal flow patterns.


Sex, lice and videotape

Biologists drove the divergence of different-sized feather lice from a single population. In four years the evolved lice had trouble mating with each other, a sign of speciation and they caught it on tape.