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Hitting a Climate “Seal”-ing

By Kate Yandell | July 23, 2014

Due to the effects of climate change, female fur seals that successfully breed do so later in life and are more likely to have increased variability within their genomes.

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Behavior Brief

By Tracy Vence | July 17, 2014

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Inherited Intelligence

By Ruth Williams | July 10, 2014

Cognitive testing in chimpanzee pedigrees reveals a genetic basis for intelligence.

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Evolving Antibiotic Tolerance

By Jef Akst | June 25, 2014

E. coli repeatedly exposed to ampicillin adapt to stay dormant for longer periods of time—just long enough to outlast the antibiotic treatment.

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An examination of 17 ancient skulls shows that some Neanderthal features arose as far back as 430,000 years ago.

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For Some Male Crickets, Silence Means Survival

By Sandhya Sekar | May 29, 2014

Two island populations of male crickets independently evolved to evade parasites by keeping quiet, and have come up with a way to sneak matings with females that still seek the male courtship song.

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Behavior Brief

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | March 12, 2014

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Convergent Fish Fins

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | March 5, 2014

Adipose fins, long considered vestigial, may have evolved multiple times as a key adaptation in some fish, study finds.

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Opinion: Confronting Creationism

By Ann Reid and Glenn Branch | February 7, 2014

Five reasons why scientists should stay out of debates over evolution.

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Drosophila’s New Genes

By Jef Akst | January 23, 2014

An analysis of the transcriptomes of several fruit fly strains reveals dozens of possible de novo genes in each.

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