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Why People Lost Their Fur

By | December 12, 2011

The need for ancient humans to keep cool during the day might explain their lack of body hair but not why they walked on two feet.

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Brain Evolution at a Distance

By | December 6, 2011

Gene expression controlled from afar may have spurred the spurt in brain evolution that led to modern humans.

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Top 7 in Ecology

By | December 6, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in ecology, from Faculty of 1000

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Resistance Outlasts Antibiotics

By | December 5, 2011

Antibiotic resistant bacteria keep their protective genes, even when antibiotics are no longer given.

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The Hyena Den, discovered 1821

By | December 1, 2011

A 19th century geologist and minister investigates a prehistoric cave full of hyena bones in his native England.

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Cancer’s Escape Routes

By | November 30, 2011

Scientists are beginning to discover myriad strategies tumors use to avoid attacks by anti-cancer drugs.

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Evolutionary Pioneer Dies at 73

By | November 28, 2011

Lynn Margulis, an innovative thinker who proposed symbiosis as a major mechanism for speciation, passed away last week.

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Whales Saved From Highway Project

By | November 21, 2011

A team of paleontologists is racing to recover dozens of fossilized whale skeletons from the site of a road building excavation in northern Chile.

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Battle of the Sexes

By | November 17, 2011

Traits that help one sex but hurt the other are not sufficient for maintaining genetic variation.

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Infection Selection

By | November 13, 2011

Scientists track changes in bacterial genomes during a hospital outbreak to discover potential pathogenesis genes.

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