Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist and best-selling author. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and Professor for Public Understanding of Science at Oxford from 1995 to 2008.

When Animals Shed Their Wings

When Animals Shed Their Wings

Worker ants can sprout wings—but don’t. Ant and termite queens destroy theirs after mating. Many island birds evolve into flightlessness. Can evolution explain why?

Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins
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Evolutionary Biology