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Christmas special: The Twelve Factoids of Creatures – part 1

So it’s Christmas in less than a week! But, instead of your typical Christmas-themed post, here is a ‘Nature is anything but simple’ twist on a yuletide classic: the Twelve Days of Christmas. In my next two posts, I will countdown through ‘Twelve Factoids of Creatures’ that are inspired loosely (in some cases very loosely) … Continue reading

Is it better to be a sheep or a maverick?

In everyday life, it is often easiest to follow the crowd and just ‘fit in’; but bucking the trend can offer its own benefits. In evolution, similar rules apply. When the fitness, or evolutionary value, of a given trait or characteristic depends on how common it is in a population, it is called frequency-dependent selection. … Continue reading


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