We can influence this process by genetically engineering animals to be better equipped to meet these demands.
But, what are the societal and ethical implications of introducing genetically modified species into the world when long-term implications are unknown?
*** Organizational skills of harvester ants ( minutes) Watch a time lapse video of harvester ants tidying house.
In this video, five days of hustle and bustle in an ant colony are compressed to just 30 seconds:
Should we intervene in the natural evolution of one species to prevent another species from going extinct? *** Investigating the evolution of infidelity ( minutes) Over 75 people have contributed to the Mandarte Island song sparrow study, which has spanned over 35 years.
Learn about a team of researchers who are investigating the evolution of infidelity in this island population of song sparrows: https://vimeo.com/44845088.
With 180 million years of history, Orange County has been home to many unique evolutionary wonders, but none are as strange and mysterious as the Desmostylians.
*** Lessons from evolution: dating with Darwin ( minutes) Many animals including humans have evolved extravagant displays that are used for attracting mates.Here Darwin takes Lucas on a journey through the animal kingdom to give him ideas of how he can get a girl: 2012: https://vimeo.com/44805671 *** Rapidly evolving rodents ( minutes) Follow Dr.