We all have an anus, but there was a time in our evolutionary past when our distant ancestors did not. In this video, Maddie Moate talks you through the origins and why we have what we have. Subscribe to Earth Unplugged for more amazing animal videos Continue reading
Over the past 20 years, dinosaurs of all types and sizes have been found with some sort of fluff or even full-on plumage. These fuzzy discoveries have raised a whole batch of new questions so we’re here to tell you everything we know about dinosaurs and feathers. Continue reading
“Survival of the fittest” means that the strong succeed; or does it? The struggle for survival isn’t the only struggle that living things have to win. This comic from Evolution Berkeley takes students through the adaptations that crickets have evolved due to sexual selection. When teaching evolution, it is important to show students that natural and sexual selection are two sides of the same coin.
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New research shows chameleons actively tune nano-crystals to change their color. Continue reading
Maddie Moate investigates why some animals have body parts that serve no purpose. Continue reading
Alien species can cause havoc for native ecosystems. Maddie Moate explains how some of the most invasive species have effected parts of the world. Continue reading
Plants are constantly under attack. They face threats ranging from microscopic fungi to small herbivores like caterpillars, up to large herbivores like elephants. Continue reading
If insects suddenly morphed into large beings and decided to wage war on us, there’s no doubt that humans would lose. Continue reading