Tag: UC Santa Barbara
No “Hopeful Monster,” Flower Demonstrates Evolution by Subtraction
Evolutionary biologists at the University of California, Santa Barbara, noticed something peculiar about the columbines in a region of Colorado.
Barriers to an Unguided Origin of Life: Biophysicist Helen Hansma Enters the Debate
Professor Hansma maintains that sets of integrated reactions could have been directed by natural selection to gradually evolve into an autonomous cell.
Small Wonders: Scientists Reveal the Secrets of Amazing Little Insects and Crustaceans
It often seems that the closer you need to look, the greater the wonder. It’s as if someone set it there to hide, waiting for us.
Can You Say That in Nature? Dobzhansky’s Evolution Cliché Is Becoming Passé
“Nothing in biology makes sense except…” Go ahead; complete that sentence yourself, with a yawn.
Cool Bird Tricks — The Longitude Problem, High-Flying Ducks, and More
It took mariners centuries to solve the longitude problem.