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March 12, 2014|
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Covering the life sciences inside and out
March 5, 2014|
Adipose fins, long considered vestigial, may have evolved multiple times as a key adaptation in some fish, study finds.
February 7, 2014|
Five reasons why scientists should stay out of debates over evolution.
January 23, 2014|
An analysis of the transcriptomes of several fruit fly strains reveals dozens of possible de novo genes in each.
January 16, 2014|
Ant, bee, and wasp queens emit a similar class of pheromones that sterilize their workers, hinting at a shared ancestry for these chemicals.
January 14, 2014|
A new analysis suggests that placental mammals originated while dinosaurs were dominant, contradicting a recent high-profile study.
January 13, 2014|
Helicobacter pylori strains that share ancestry with their human hosts are less likely to cause severe disease.
December 26, 2013|
What researchers learned as they dug through the most highly cited genomes published this year
December 19, 2013|
The genome of Amborella trichopoda—the sister species of all flowering plants—provides clues about this group’s rise to power.