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It’s wrong to blame bats for the coronavirus epidemic

Peter Alagona, University of California, Santa Barbara Genomic research showing that the COVID-19 coronavirus likely originated in bats has produced heavy media coverage and widespread...

Why are whales big, but not bigger?

Matthew Savoca, Stanford University; Jeremy Goldbogen, Stanford University, and Nicholas Pyenson, Smithsonian Institution Both toothed and baleen (filter-feeding) whales are among the largest animals ever...

The animal world is still awesome: 3 essential reads

Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation Editor’s note: As we come to the end of the year, Conversation editors take a look back at the stories that...

To avoid humans, more wildlife now work the night shift

Kaitlyn Gaynor, University of California, Berkeley For their first 100 million years on planet Earth, our mammal ancestors relied on the cover of darkness to...

Using the placenta to understand how complex organs evolve

Considering how different they look from the outside, it might be surprising that all vertebrates – animals with a backbone – share...

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Key internet connections and locations at risk from rising seas

Carol Barford, University of Wisconsin-Madison Despite whimsical ads about computing “in the cloud,” the internet lives on the ground. Data centers are built on land,...