Untangling the spider’s web

The orb-weaving spiders build webs so spectacular and bizarre that it seemed they must also be one-of-a-kind. As Tauana Junqueira Cunha explains, modern phylogenetic techniques have now unraveled a tangled web of data to reveal the true story.… Read More Untangling the spider’s web

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Ancient DNA from ancient birds: A tale of two palaeognathae papers

Phil Grayson explains how improvements in mitochondrial and nuclear genomics have rewritten what seemed like an open-and-shut case in the evolution of flightless birds. … Read More Ancient DNA from ancient birds: A tale of two palaeognathae papers