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Predator Demoted

By Jef Akst | October 1, 2014

Extinct, giant arthropods, long assumed to be top predators of ancient seas, didn’t have sharp enough eyesight to be refined hunters.

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Sleep Tight

By Emily Monosson | October 1, 2014

Bed bugs are but one example of a species whose populations have evolved in response to human behavior.

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Speaking of Vision Science

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2014

October 2014's selection of notable quotes

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The Rainbow Connection

By Kerry Grens | October 1, 2014

Color vision as we know it resulted from one fortuitous genetic event after another.

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Cave-dwelling Fish Fail to Keep Time

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 25, 2014

Tetra fish adapted to extreme darkness lose circadian metabolic rhythms to conserve energy, according to a study. 

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“King of Noses”

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 24, 2014

New hadrosaur uncovered in Utah hints at surprising speciation.  

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Squid-Inspired Electric Elastomer

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 18, 2014

Polymer changes color and texture in response to remote signals. 

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Did Spinosaurus Swim?

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 15, 2014

Most complete skeleton suggests the dinosaurs were semi-aquatic hunters. 

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Prehistoric Critters Change View of Mammal Evolution

By Molly Sharlach | September 12, 2014

Three extinct squirrel-like species were identified from Jurassic-era fossils in China.

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Bird Diversity Drops From Forests to Farms

By Ruth Williams | September 11, 2014

Farms support less phylogenetically diverse bird populations than forests, but some farms are better than others.

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