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What is sex really for?

Richard Gunderman, Indiana University Few topics arouse as much interest and controversy as sex. This is hardly surprising. The biological continuance of the species hinges...

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...

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...

Sexual selection in action: Birds that attract multiple mates change their...

Nicole Creanza, Vanderbilt University and Kate Snyder, Vanderbilt University How do individuals choose their mates? Why are some more successful at attracting mates than others? These...

Natural selection in action: Hurricanes Irma and Maria affected island lizards

Colin Donihue, Harvard University The Turks and Caicos anole is a small brown lizard found running through the undergrowth in the Turks and Caicos Islands....

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...

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The messy reality of religious liberty in America

David Mislin, Temple University On Dec. 5, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court will again tackle the contentious issue of religious freedom, when it hears oral...