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Evolution

The lost collection of books that kept Charles Darwin company aboard HMS Beagle and provided inspiration for his later works on evolution has been...
Throughout evolution, living things have repeatedly developed physically distinct sexes, but how does this actually happen? A discovery in the...
Figuring out how to survive on a lean-season diet of hard-to-reach ants, slugs and other bugs may have spurred the development of bigger brains and...
Chance events may profoundly shape history. What if Franz Ferdinand's driver had not taken a wrong turn, bringing the Duke face to face with his...
The offspring of chimpanzees inherit 90% of new mutations from their father, and just 10% from their mother, a finding which demonstrates how...
On opposite sides of the globe over millions of years, the snakes of North America and Australia independently evolved similar body types that helped...
For the last 2.5 million years, our planet has experienced cold and warm, millennia-long cycles that collectively have become known as the Ice Age....
We humans use the euphemism for sex that “we like to get a leg over” but the first jawed vertebrates – the placoderms – they liked to get a leg in....
We tend to think that opposition within the Abrahamic religions to the teaching of evolution and sex education in schools is driven by Christians and...
As winged dinosaurs underwent a series of evolutionary changes during the transition into Aves, or birds, one pivotal transformation was the...

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