Promiscuity lowers extinction risk

Ian Randall | 4 March 2010

Females who keep multiple partners may be playing a vital role in staving off the threat of extinction, biologists believe.

Virus evolution proves Red Queen Effect

Ian Randall | 28 February 2010

The Red Queen’s Hypothesis is valid, a team of researchers from the University of Liverpool have shown this week. The study, which is published in Nature, looked at the changing forms of bacteria-infecting viruses to study the effect that direct competition has on evolution.