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A New Twist in Sexual Selection Theory: Darwin's Beetles Still Producing Suprises

February 5, 2009

Dung beetle On the eve of Charles Darwin's 200th birthday, researchers at the University of New Mexico and University of Montana report a new twist in sexual selection theory--the realm of evolutionary science that Darwin founded alongside his more generally known theory of natural selection. This news is particularly propitious because the discovery was made during studies of some of the same species that Darwin used to develop his ideas. Full Story

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