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Opinion: Acquiring Extra Senses

By Bernd Fritzsch | September 1, 2016

Animals’ diverse sensory abilities will guide a technology-based revolution that gives humans perception beyond our natural senses.

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Opinion: Monogamy and Cooperation Are Connected Through Multiple Links

By Jacqueline R. Dillard and David F. Westneat | August 1, 2016

Why does cooperation evolve most often in monogamous animals?

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The Shrinking Mitochondrion

By Iain Johnston and Ben Williams | May 1, 2016

Scanning the mitochondrial genomes of thousands of species is beginning to shed light on why some genes were lost while others were retained.

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What Lies Sleeping

By Philippe Mourrain | March 1, 2016

Why can science still not define this most basic biological process?

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The Ever-Transcendent Cell

By John S. Torday | November 1, 2014

Deriving physiologic first principles

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Digesting Dietary Data

By Christopher Gardner and Michael Stanton | June 1, 2014

Why are there so many contradictory nutrition studies, and how can they be improved?

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Ancient Life in the Information Age

By Aaron David Goldman | March 1, 2014

What can bioinformatics and systems biology tell us about the ancestor of all living things?

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Dating the Origin of Us

By Ajit Varki | November 1, 2013

Theoretical anthropogeny seeks to understand how Homo sapiens rose to a position of global dominance.

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How, If, and Why Species Form

By Axel G. Rossberg, Tim Rogers, and Alan J. McKane | November 1, 2013

Biologists have struggled for centuries to properly define what constitutes a “species.” They may have been asking the wrong question—many smaller organisms might not form species at all.

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Putting the Men in Menopause

By Jon Stone | September 1, 2013

Can mating behavior explain the evolution of menopause in humans?

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