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Divergent human lineages of North America intermingled before setting off to establish populations of Central and South America.  

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Image of the Day: Cuddle Buddies

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 1, 2018

Researchers studying macaques in Morocco find that socialization improves the monkeys’ odds of surviving the winter. 


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By Jim Daley | June 1, 2018

Meet some of the people featured in the June 2018 issue of The Scientist.


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From Little Things Big Things Grow

By Bob Grant | June 1, 2018

We should take comfort in the fact that life on Earth had such unassuming, shared beginnings.


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Incomplete Immunity

By Jim Daley | June 1, 2018

By combining experimental data with computer models, researchers were able to predict a pathogen’s evolution toward more virulence.


The discovery of copious new archaeal species is shedding light on the tree of life and revealing some unique cellular biology.


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Infographic: Gassy Genes

By Ruth Williams | June 1, 2018

Soil scientists get bacteria to report on what their neighbors are up to.


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Opinion: Archaea Is Our Evolutionary Sister, Not Mother

By Patrick Forterre, Violette Da Cunha, and Morgan Gaia | June 1, 2018

The ancient organisms appear to be more closely related to eukaryotes than previously appreciated.


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Productivity Paradox

By Jim Daley | June 1, 2018

During the last ice age, there wasn’t much plant matter to eat on northern steppes, but herbivorous woolly mammoths were abundant. How did they survive?


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Surveying Biodiversity with Leeches

By Diana Kwon | June 1, 2018

Scientists are searching for signatures of mammals within the blood meals of the invertebrates.

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