Modern-day hunting practices are affecting the behavior and evolution of various wildlife species.
Scientists credit human-induced global warming with causing many wildlife species to become scrawnier with each successive generation…
Here’s a bold statement for you. We are now in charge of evolution on this planet. Eons of natural selection and chance mutation have surrendered control to the human race, and what we do with it is going to say a lot about who we really are. Don’t scoff, you saw this coming. Who hasn’t […]
Beginning in 1998 with Song for the Blue Ocean, Carl Safina has written numerous books on the state of our oceans and the creatures that inhabit them. He is a recipient of the MacArthur “genius grant” among a host of awards and founder of the Safina Center, which fights for healthy oceans. Safina’s writing appears […]
There are a few theories as to how the wolf ended up in our living rooms. One is that 30,000 years ago human settlers stole wolf cubs. They then trained these cubs mainly to protect the settlement from predators, especially against the greatest predator of all, other humans. These cubs would also grow to hunt […]
Gonorrhea. Bed bugs. Weeds. Salamanders. People. All are evolving, some surprisingly rapidly, in response to our chemical age. In Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men, Emily Monosson shows how our drugs, pesticides, and pollution are exerting intense selection pressure on all manner of species. And we humans […]