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Scientists investigating the fundamental question in biology as to why individuals have evolved to cooperate rather than simply exploiting the contributions of their rivals, have found that microbes vary their contribution to maximise the return of investment. A collaboration between the Milner Centre for Evolution and University College London has revealed that microbes act like shrewd economists …

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Fossils of six new species of pterosaurs, giant flying reptiles that flew over the heads of the dinosaurs, have been discovered by a team of researchers led by the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath. Pterosaurs, prehistoric reptiles popularly known as pterodactyls, were flying cousins of the dinosaurs. Flying on leathery wings supported by …

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An international team including the Milner Centre for Evolution has found that an area can be protected for wildlife if there is robust political governance. Protecting an area for wildlife can work—but only if there is robust political governance. That’s the research conclusion of twenty-three years of bird counting by an international team of researchers, …

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In contrast to adults, acceptance of evolution in schoolchildren in the UK is linked to their scientific aptitude rather than conflicts with belief systems, say scientists at our Milner Centre for Evolution. Previous studies in the USA have shown that adults that strongly reject evolution are often highly educated but reject the scientific consensus owing to …

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Human activities could change the pace of evolution, similar to what occurred 66 million years ago when a giant asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, leaving modern birds as their only descendants. That’s one conclusion drawn by the authors of a new study just published in Systematic Biology. Dr Daniel Field from the Milner Centre for Evolution at the …

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Candida auris is a fungal disease that is emerging around the world and in the UK. It was only discovered and described in 2009, but since then it has been found in at least 15 countries, including 20 NHS trusts and 35 hospitals in the UK. While many new diseases generate both dismissive ‘not another one’ attitudes and ‘the …

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