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Evo in the news update: Antibiotic resistant bacteria at the meat counter 8 May 2013 | 03:03 am

The pork chops you buy in the supermarket neatly packaged in plastic and styrofoam may look completely sterile, but are, in fact, likely to be contaminated with disease-causing bacteria — and not with...

Evo in the news update: No more mystery meat 11 Apr 2013 | 03:48 am

Diners sitting down to enjoy a burger couldn't be faulted for wondering, "Where's the beef ... from?" After all, just a few months ago, European consumers were dismayed to discover that many products ...

Evo in the news update: The recent roots of dental disease 5 Mar 2013 | 02:30 am

Science has now provided an excuse for those of us used to being chided by our dentists for not brushing often enough: blame your cavities on the Industrial Revolution. New research suggests that the ...

Evo in the news update: Influenza, an ever-evolving target for vaccine development 2 Feb 2013 | 12:34 am

It's that time of year again. Coughing coworkers, student absences, and reminders to get your shot are sure signs that flu season is upon us. This year's epidemic seems to have struck earlier and hard...

CSI: Olduvai Gorge. The work of Jackson Njau 2 Feb 2013 | 12:33 am

Follow paleoanthropologist Jackson Njau as he examines fossil evidence for clues of crocodile predation on early hominids.

Evo in the news update: Grasshoppers change their tune. Is it evolution in action? 2 Feb 2013 | 12:32 am

Whizzing down the interstate, the sounds that concern most of us include the radio's tuning, conversation with our fellow passengers, and, of course, the ominous howl of a siren approaching from behin...

How boogieing birds evolved: The work of Kim Bostwick 2 Feb 2013 | 12:32 am

When ornithologist Kim Bostwick goes hunting with her binoculars, she's not just looking for birds; she's looking for untold evolutionary stories.

Using trees to uproot HIV: The work of Satish Pillai 2 Feb 2013 | 12:24 am

See how scientist Satish Pillai uses phylogenetics to investigate the possibilities of developing an effective vaccine and of curing HIV.

Evo in the news update: A new look at dinosaur fossils pushes back the evolution of feathered wings 6 Nov 2012 | 12:07 am

Last month, paleontologists from Canada, the U.S., and Japan announced an exciting discovery: feathered dinosaur fossils in North America. When Ornithomimus edmontonicus was first studied in the 1930s...

Evo in the news update: Acidic oceans prompt evolution 25 Oct 2012 | 11:16 pm

It's no secret that greenhouse gases warm the planet and that this has dire consequences for the environment — whole islands swallowed up by rising seas, animal and plant species stressed by higher te...

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