A 10-year study he and his colleagues did near Kluane Lake reveals that, because of rising temperatures, red squirrels are now having babies in late April instead of mid-May. The change is at least in part genetic — the offspring of mothers who gave birth earlier in the season have daughters who do the same — making this the first mammal to evolve in response to climate change.
However, even if this doesn't prove the tipping point for hyper-evolution, prepare yourself for a weedier world. Weeds (as well as pests) may be able to adapt more quickly to a changing environment because they often have shorter life cycles and can go through many generations in rapid time.
—Anne McIlroy, "The New Climate Almanac," The Globe and Mail, February 17, 2007
After a pause, the designers said he was watching the game. "They had to explain that this wasn't live action, that he was looking at computer graphics," EA chief visual and technical officer Glenn Entis says.
It was Woods' initiation to the hyperevolution that is changing the look and feel of video games, which are taking huge strides toward a long-standing goal of making characters and scenery appear as real as possible.
—Kevin Kelleher, "Game Face," The Hollywood Reporter, September 26, 2006
At a certain point, however, the pace of change based on learning begins to surpass the "improvements" made by physical evolution; changes start occurring so rapidly that "hyper-evolution" ensues, which is where humans are now, Wilson said.
—Robert Cooke, "The Brain As a Source Of Pressure For Change," Newsday, September 20, 1988