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Decoding Human Accelerated Regions

By Katherine S. Pollard | August 1, 2016

Do the portions of our genomes that set us apart from other animals hold the secret to human evolution?


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Humans Never Stopped Evolving

By John Hawks | August 1, 2016

The emergence of blood abnormalities, an adult ability to digest milk, and changes in our physical appearance point to the continued evolution of the human race.


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Man and Bird Chat While Honey Hunting

By Bob Grant | July 25, 2016

A study suggests that humans and avians in sub-Saharan Africa communicate to find and mutually benefit from the sweet booty.


image: Primates, Gut Microbes Evolved Together

Primates, Gut Microbes Evolved Together

By Anna Azvolinsky | July 21, 2016

Symbiotic gut bacteria evolved and diverged along with ape and human lineages, researchers find. 

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Another Dinosaur with Short Arms Discovered

By Alison F. Takemura | July 14, 2016

Gualicho shinyae evolved small limbs independently of T. rex, researchers report.


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Hot Off the Presses

By Bob Grant | July 1, 2016

The Scientist reviews Serendipity, Complexity, The Human Superorgasism, and Love and Ruin


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Multicellular Cooperation Curbs Cheating

By Jenny Rood | July 1, 2016

An experimental evolution study shows that more cheaters arise when bread mold fungal cells are less related to one another.


image: Source of Scales, Feathers, Hair

Source of Scales, Feathers, Hair

By Tanya Lewis | June 27, 2016

Reptiles, birds, and mammals all produce tiny, bump-like structures during development.   

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Evolution of Fish Bioluminescence

By Tanya Lewis | June 9, 2016

Fish evolved to make their own light at least 27 times, according to a study.

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A transposon underlies this classic story of evolutionary adaptation.

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