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Image of the Day
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.
Life Before 4 Billion Years Ago?
Jef Akst | Oct 20, 2015
A new estimate of the origin of life on Earth pushes back the date by 300 million years.
Polar Dino Discovered
Bob Grant | Sep 28, 2015
Researchers working in Alaska, above the Arctic Circle, have unearthed the northernmost species of dinosaur ever found.
Tree of Life v1.0
Jef Akst | Sep 22, 2015
Researchers map 2.3 million species in a single phylogeny.
Bobby Bascomb | Sep 10, 2015
, an ancient human ancestor of unknown age that may have buried its dead.
Hear and Now
Mary Beth Aberlin | Sep 1, 2015
Auditory research advances worth shouting about