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Earliest Deuterostome Fossils Described

By Kerry Grens | January 31, 2017

These millimeter-size sea creatures lived 540 million years ago.


Using simulations, scientists report that a mixture of termites and plant competition may be responsible for the strange patterns of earth surrounded by plants in the Namib desert. 


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Baboons Can Make Sounds Found in Human Speech

By Diana Kwon | January 13, 2017

The findings suggest language may have started to evolve millions of years earlier than once thought.  


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Adaptation, Island Style

By The Scientist Staff | January 3, 2017

Anole lizards inhabiting the Caribbean islands display some of the key principles of evolution.


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Infographic: Advancing Forensic Science

By Bob Grant | January 1, 2017

Forensic scientists have been using rudimentary molecular techniques for decades. But advanced forensic anthropology technologies and methods are just now coming to the fore in some investigations.


The small lizards adapted to unique niches among dozens of isles.

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image: How an Invasive Bee Managed to Thrive in Australia

How an Invasive Bee Managed to Thrive in Australia

By Ben Andrew Henry | January 1, 2017

The Asian honeybee should have been crippled by low genetic diversity, but thanks to natural selection it thrived.

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The public may still believe that male-specific traits, such as high testosterone levels, lead to many of the gender inequalities that exist in society, but science tells a different story.


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Forensics 2.0

By Bob Grant | January 1, 2017

Meet the researchers working to untangle the mystery of a Missouri home filled with bones by bringing cutting-edge technologies into the crime lab.


image: Fruit Bats Argue Using Nuanced Communication

Fruit Bats Argue Using Nuanced Communication

By Ben Andrew Henry | December 29, 2016

Audio recordings of bats hashing out disputes reveals that their calls are laden with information about identity and intent.


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