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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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Books on the Beagle

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 17, 2014

An online reconstruction makes the library from Darwin’s famed ship more accessible. 

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Sizable Winged Dinosaur Found

By Tracy Vence | July 17, 2014

Analysis of an approximately 125 million-year-old fossil found in China creates a new upper limit for microraptor size.

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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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Insecticides Harm Birds Indirectly

By Tracy Vence | July 10, 2014

The effects of neonicotinoid use on insect populations appear to be rippling through the food chain, scientists show.

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Lichen Legion

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 2, 2014

Genetic analysis splits one species into 126.

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The Rise of Color

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2014

An analysis of modern birds reveals that carotenoid-based plumage coloring arose several times throughout their evolutionary history, dating as far back as 66 million years ago.

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Carnal Knowledge

By Bob Grant | July 1, 2014

Sex is an inherently fascinating aspect of life. As researchers learn more and more about it, surprises regularly emerge.

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Geni-Tales

By Menno Schilthuizen | July 1, 2014

Penises and vaginas are not just simple sperm delivery and reception organs. They have been perfected by eons of sexual conflict.  

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Size Matters

By Tracy Vence | July 1, 2014

The disproportionately endowed carabid beetle reveals that the size of female—and not just male—genitalia influences insemination success.

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