Browsing All posts tagged under »evolution«

A Plethora of Hobbit Papers – Origins

September 26, 2010 by


Fans of Homo floresiensis will be happy this month, as the Journal of Human Evolution (JHE) has a special issue devoted to these diminutive hominins whose fossils were found on the Indonesian island of Flores. There’s also a new paper out in Significance, the Royal Statistical Society journal, in which William Jungers and Karen Baab […]

Online simulation of Evolution: Natural Selection under Environmental Pressure (PhET, UC/Boulder)

August 16, 2010 by


Interactive simulation of how populations change under different environmental pressures. Explore natural selection by controlling the environment and causing mutations in bunnies.

Ancient Crocodile Was No Bigger Than a House Cat

August 15, 2010 by


The crocodile, known as Pakasuchus, was much smaller than today’s version. An adult was about the size of a house cat, with a head less than three inches long. Pakasuchus is one of several species of crocodiles from the time period thought to have a mammalian dental structure. The crocodiles lived in Gondwana, a landmass […]