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

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 with an interest … Continued

Mexican Fishing Bats

This short SCINEMA 2018 Community Program film follows Edward Hurme and his team as they study Mexican Fishing Bats, trying to work out exactly how they hunt and catch prey, using biological systems far more advanced than any technology we … 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