Discovering Australia's evolutionary past
June 2008, pages 20-22 Pleistocene Goliath (by Gilbert Price)
Reviews information gained from Diprotodon fossils
April 2008, page 7
Gondwanan crayfish found (by Stephen Luntz))
August 2007, page 14
Reports on efforts to sequence the Eucalyptus genome.
No. 91, 1997, pages 6-11
When woodlands ruled the Daintree (by Peter Trott)
Evidence from charcoal reveals the history of Australia's tropical rainforests.
7 May 2008
Top billing for platypus at end of evolution tree (by Susan Brown)
Announces the sequencing of the platypus genome and the evolutionary information it provides.
19 April 2008, pages 24-33
Evolution: 24 myths and misconceptions (by Michael Le Page)
Gives an overview of the myths and misconceptions about evolution
20 October 2007, pages 36-40
Pangaea, the comeback (by Caroline Williams and Ted Nield)
Explores the future of planet Earth.
13 June 2007, pages 48-51
Evolution: Hacking back the tree of life (by Laura Spinney)
Discusses issues related to the tree of life.
27 April 2007, pages 38-41
Oxygen the breath of life (by Peter Ward)
Reveals the causes and effects of fluctuating oxygen levels in the Earth's atmosphere.
23 April 2007
Genes reveal rock rat's African roots (by Catherine Brahic)
Gene studies link the Laotian rock rat to the African gundis.
18 April 2007, page 17
Fossilised 'fern' reveals prehistoric treetops
Discovery of a fossilised tree reveals appearance of ancient treetops.
23 March 2007, page 21
Cooler climes help spur on evolution
Reveals that new species emerge more frequently in temperate climates.
17 February 2007, page 52
The word: Hominin
Looks at the terms used to describe relationships between species.
15 February 2007, page 6-7
Humans take control of evolution (by Peter Aldhous)
Reports on the effects of human activities on evolution.
13 May 2006, page 13
Exquisite fossils could be early missing link (by Jeff Hecht)
Discovery of 515 million years old fossils in China provides link between the Ediacaran and Cambrian periods.
11 February 2006, pages 36-39
Make me a hipporoo (by Freeman Dyson)
Physicist and futurist Freeman Dyson discusses the domestication of biotechnology.
24 September 2005, pages 28-29
Species-spotting for beginners (by James Randerson)
Explores the development of an on-the-spot species identification method.
24 September 2005, page 16
Online database to catalogue animal life (by Emma Young)
Reports on Zoobank, a global online registration system for new species.
26 June 2004, pages 32-35
Barcode me (by Bob Holmes)
Looks at the potential use of genetic barcodes to identify animals.
15 April 1989
Reading the entrails of evolution (by Ian Hume)
Explores the development of similar digestive systems in marsupials and placental mammals.
May 2007, pages 51-57
South America's missing mammals (by John Flynn, Andre Wyss and Reynaldo Charrier)
Reports on the discovery of fossils of unique mammals in the Chilean Andes.
19 February 2007
Life's bar code: Genetic tests unveil 15 new species of North American birds (by David Biello)
Reports on results of the largest DNA bar coding survey.
9 May 2005
Bending to bar codes (by Sara Beardsley)
Examines the effectiveness of a one-gene method in classifying species.
25 October 2004
What's in a name? (by Christine Soares)
Explores the use of the 'PhyloCode' system for naming organisms.
Page updated July 2008.