Cucumber Coils Revealed

Cucumber coils revealed, according to reports in ScienceNOW, ScienceDaily 30 August 2012 and Science vol. 337, p1087 DOI: 10.1126/science.1223304 31 August 2012. In 1865 Darwin published a book entitled On the Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants in which he describes how cucumber tendrils attach to a support and then form two helical coils, each […]

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Finch Evolution in the Act

“Evolution caught in the act” is the headline of an article in news@nature, 13 July 2006. A study of two species of Darwin’s finches on one of the smaller Galapagos Islands has “provided the best description of a characteristic trait evolving in the wild.” The study was reported in Science vol. 313, p224, 14 July […]

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Adaptable Birds Catch Caterpillars

Adaptable birds catch caterpillars, as described in Science, vol 310, p304 and ScienceNOW 14 Oct 2005. Great tits are small European birds that breed each Spring and feed on caterpillars. As they need the most food when they are raising their young, it is useful for the birds they lay their eggs in time to […]

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