But where did we COME from? The burning question about chickens, eggs, humans, and apes.

There were two great videos making the rounds on Facebook this weekend. The first, about the origin of humans, and how we know where (geographically) we came from. This brilliant talk  describes how “all humans share some common bits of DNA, passed down to us from our African ancestors. Geneticist Spencer Wells talks about how […]

Let’s Talk About Sexy Bird Dances!

After talking in class last night about the evolution of behaviors, I ran across some interesting articles in National Geographic today. I wanted to share a few with you. The article descibes the great bustard “one of the few animals in the world that can stomach certain species of blister beetles (Berberomeloe majalis andPhysomeloe corallifer). […]

On Thanksgiving, The Turkey, The Pumpkin, and The Humans are All Family, Biologically Speaking

We are family, we are all A’s and T’s and C’s and G’s (If I could sing, I’d knock out a serious “We are family” rendition right now). Evolution is often considered a complex and controversial topic but it’s actually a very simple concept to understand. Watch this short animation to see how evolution works. Continue […]

Biology Lecture – Ecology and Evolution

Chapters 14 and 15 – Climate versus weather, Energy flow, Food chains versus food webs, species interaction, co-evolution, natural selection, evolution, predation, physical defenses, behavioral defenses, parasitism, Day 22 April 17th Chapters 14 and 15 by Amy Hollingsworth Continue Reading