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A taste for sweet – an anthropologist explains the evolutionary origins...

Stephen Wooding, University of California, Merced The sweetness of sugar is one of life’s great pleasures. People’s love for sweet is so visceral, food...

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...

Fast evolution explains the tiny stature of extinct ‘Hobbit’ from Flores...

José Alexandre Felizola Diniz-Filho, Universidade Federal de Goias and Pasquale Raia, University of Naples Federico II It’s not every day that scientists discover a new...

Galapagos giant tortoises make a comeback, thanks to innovative conservation strategies

James P. Gibbs, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry The Galapagos Islands are world-famous as a laboratory of biological evolution....

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