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Deer have antlers, walruses have tusks – here’s why so few...

Alexandre V. Palaoro, Clemson University and João C. T. Menezes, UMass Amherst Mating season in the animal kingdom can...

Genetic GPS system of animal development explains why limbs grow from...

Ethan Bier, University of California San Diego Why do human look like humans, rather than like chimps? Although we...

Evolution doesn’t proceed in a straight line – so why draw...

Quentin Wheeler, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry; Antonio G. Valdecasas, CSIC - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, and...

Bird DNA helps explain Amazonian rivers’ role in evolution

Luciano Nicolas Naka, Harvard University When the young naturalist Alfred R. Wallace left England to explore the New World in 1848, one of his key...

How virtual worlds can recreate the geographic history of life

Robert K. Colwell, University of Connecticut and Thiago F. Rangel, Universidade Federal de Goias The Amazon and the adjacent Andean slopes in South America host...

Discovery of a surprise multitasking gene helps explain how new functions...

Katherine L. Petrie, University of California San Diego and Justin Meyer, University of California San Diego Evolutionary biologists like us try to figure out how...

Super-black feathers can absorb virtually every photon of light that hits...

Dakota McCoy, Harvard University What do birds and aerospace engineers have in common? Both have invented incredibly dark, “super-black” surfaces that absorb almost every last...

It’s mostly mothers who pass on mitochondria – and a new...

Arunas L. Radzvilavicius, University of Pennsylvania Evolutionary interests of males and females do not always coincide. This is known as sexual conflict: male innovations that...

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You should really be nicer to your colleagues – rude behavior...

Trevor Foulk, University of Florida We experience rudeness and incivility all the time. From simple insults and offhand remarks to purposely excluding others from groups,...