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Image of the Day: Ice Age Horse
Staff | Nov 29, 2017
Scientists have identified a new genus of extinct horse that lived in North America during the last ice age.
A Newly Identified Species Represents Its Own Eukaryotic Lineage
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 20, 2017
The 10-micrometer-long flagellate cell might have a big story to tell about the evolution of eukaryotes.
Ecologists Welcome Seventh Great Ape Species into Our Family
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 2, 2017
The Tapanuli orangutan has been identified as the newest species of great ape, but also likely the most endangered.
These Flies Hijack Frogs’ Love Calls
Mary Bates | Nov 1, 2017
The phenomenon is one of the few examples of eavesdropping across the vertebrate/invertebrate barrier.
Tracking Invasive Fire Ants in Asia
Steve Graff | Nov 1, 2017
These insect transplants have the potential to wreak economic havoc by outcompeting native insects and destroying crops.
These Flies Suck. . . Frogs
Staff | Oct 31, 2017
Insects feast on amorous tungara frogs by eavesdropping on their amphibian love songs.
The Weird Growth Strategy of Earth’s First Trees
Shawna Williams | Oct 24, 2017
Ancient fossils reveal how woodless trees got so big: by continuously ripping apart their xylem and knitting it back together.
Insects Are Increasingly Evolving Resistance to Genetically Modified Crops
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 13, 2017
Plantings of non-GM refuges counter the development of resistance.
On Science and Hip Hop: Q&A with the Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA
Aggie Mika | Oct 13, 2017
The artist discusses music as a means to get kids excited about science, and the inspiration he took from astrophysics and polar bears.
Study Illuminates Genetics of Skin Color
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 12, 2017
Researchers identified genes related to melanin levels in African populations.