Top five examples of convergent evolution

When faced with a problem, natural selection will often produce similar solutions in unrelated animals. Use this short article with Year 10 Biology students to support the learning of convergent evolution. Word Count: 424 In the words of the best … Continued

Live Fast, Die Last

In complete defiance of one of nature’s most fundamental laws, a species of tiny, frenetic bat is living 10 times longer – and healthier – than it should. Andrew Bain talks to the research team embarking on the project of … Continued

A few revelations about moths and butterflies

Word Count: 539 Family tree busts theories about their age – and why moths grew ears. This interesting article would be suited to students in years 5, 7, and 10 studying Biological Sciences. It would be particularly suited to those … Continued

Mexican Fishing Bats

Topics: Biological Sciences -  Ecosystems; Lifecycles; Living Things Additional: Careers, Technology Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Interdependence and Ecosystems; Form and Function Years: 4, 5, 7 Mexican Fishing Bats Video Length: 5:56m This short Scinema 2018 Community Program film … Continued

Ebola may have helped bats evolve to resist infection

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Topics: Biological Sciences – Cells; Genetics; Living Things Additional: Careers, Technology Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Diversity and Evolution; Form and Function Years: 10 Ebola may have helped bats resist infection Word Count: 448 New research has shown that … Continued