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Image of the Day
Karen Zusi | Dec 1, 2015
A reanalysis of phylogenetic data places sponges, rather than comb jellies, back at the base of the animal tree.
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2015
How birds with an innate propensity for living among humans are establishing populations in cities
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2015
Welcome to the Microbiome, The Paradox of Evolution, Newton's Apple,
Dawn of the Neuron.
Pumpkins Saved By People?
Jef Akst | Nov 25, 2015
Domestication may have saved pumpkins, gourds, and squash as seed dispersers like the mastodon went extinct.
Farming Sped Eurasian Evolution
Bob Grant | Nov 24, 2015
New clues from ancient DNA reveal the remarkable effect of agriculture on adaptation in Stone Age humans who lived across Europe.
Karen Zusi | Nov 19, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Rethinking the Rise of Mammals
Bobby Bascomb | Nov 16, 2015
Mammals diversified 30 million years later than previously estimated, according to a new analysis of an ancient fossil.
A Tiny Missing Link?
Bob Grant | Nov 2, 2015
The common ancestor of all apes, including great apes and humans, may have been not-so-great in stature.
Evolution of the Penis
Kerry Grens | Oct 30, 2015
A phallus-less reptile goes through a developmental stage with external genitalia, suggesting a common origin for the organ among amniotes.
Dogs Originated in Central Asia
Karen Zusi | Oct 21, 2015
Man’s best friend was domesticated near Nepal and Mongolia at least 15,000 years ago, according to a genetic analysis.