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Eye of the Giant
Megan Scudellari | Mar 15, 2012
Soccer ball-sized eyes may help giant squid see distant predators in the deep, dark ocean.
New Human Species?
Bob Grant | Mar 15, 2012
Researchers have analyzed centuries-old human remains found in China and suggest adding a member to our evolutionary tree.
Dinosaurs’ Shiny Black Feathers
Cristina Luiggi | Mar 9, 2012
A 130 million-year-old winged dinosaur offers scientist the oldest evidence of iridescent feathers.
Cristina Luiggi | Mar 7, 2012
Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.
Cristina Luiggi | Mar 1, 2012
Fossilized fleas dating as far back as 165 million years provide clues of early flea evolution.
Ruth Williams | Mar 1, 2012
An anthropologist and a herpetologist join forces to reveal the complex shared evolutionary and ecological history of pythons and primates.
Long Live the Y
Megan Scudellari | Feb 22, 2012
Despite suggestions to the contrary, the Y chromosome is not necessarily rotting away.
Boozing for Better Health
Megan Scudellari | Feb 16, 2012
Fruit flies consume alcohol to kill off parasites.
Opinion: What Is Life?
Edward N. Trifonov | Feb 16, 2012
Designing the simplest possible living organism artificially may lend clues as to what life is.
Darwin Day Celebrations
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 13, 2012
As institutions around the world start celebrations of Darwin Day, New York reveals a digitized catalog of Darwin’s scientific manuscripts.