Evolution in Action

  • By Rick Groleau
  • Posted 02.01.02
  • NOVA

Darwin recognized that species evolve over time as their environments change. In this feature, see for yourself how a changing environment (represented by different background colors) can prompt the evolution of a population of virtual creatures. Like real-world organisms, these creatures are born, produce offspring—some of which have random mutations that affect their color—and die off. How will they evolve?

Launch Interactive

In this game, change the environment of "living" things and see how random mutations help them survive.

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