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Nailing Down HAR Function
Katherine S. Pollard | Jul 31, 2016
A remaining challenge in the study of human accelerated regions (HARs) is establishing their specific functions during development and other biological processes.
Man and Bird Chat While Honey Hunting
Bob Grant | Jul 25, 2016
A study suggests that humans and avians in sub-Saharan Africa communicate to find and mutually benefit from the sweet booty.
Primates, Gut Microbes Evolved Together
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 21, 2016
Symbiotic gut bacteria evolved and diverged along with ape and human lineages, researchers find.
Another Dinosaur with Short Arms Discovered
Alison F. Takemura | Jul 14, 2016
evolved small limbs independently of
Multicellular Cooperation Curbs Cheating
Jenny Rood | Jul 1, 2016
An experimental evolution study shows that more cheaters arise when bread mold fungal cells are less related to one another.
Hot Off the Presses
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2016
Serendipity, Complexity, The Human Superorgasism,
Love and Ruin
Source of Scales, Feathers, Hair
Tanya Lewis | Jun 27, 2016
Reptiles, birds, and mammals all produce tiny, bump-like structures during development.
Evolution of Fish Bioluminescence
Tanya Lewis | Jun 9, 2016
Fish evolved to make their own light at least 27 times, according to a study.
Gene Behind Black Peppered Moth’s Color Change Identified
Tanya Lewis | Jun 6, 2016
A transposon underlies this classic story of evolutionary adaptation.
Start Making Sense
J.D. Trout | Jun 1, 2016
Scientific progress is only achieved when humans' innate sense of understanding is validated by objective reality.