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November 29, 2016

 

A close-up of a zebra's black and white stripes. The picture also appears to have been taken with black and white film or put beneath a black and white filter.

Why Don’t Humans Have Spots Or Stripes?

Ever wondered why we humans don't have spots or stripes? Well, maybe you haven't, but it is interesting that so many creatures are multicolored but we are not.

November 24, 2016

 

Fully Spread Peacock

Runaway Tail!

One common misconception people have regarding evolution is that the gradual changing of physical forms always benefits the species in question.

November 8, 2016

 

X-ray of a full set of teeth.

Evolution In Your Mouth

Humans may be evolving toward having less than thirty-two teeth.

October 18, 2016

 

A bird-of-paradise. Mostly black, but near its neck it is iridescent: red, yellow, green, blue.

Why Birds of a Feather Are What They Eat

Why do some species of birds-of-paradise have such eye-catching plumage?

August 12, 2016

 

Computer model of an estrogen receptor protein

Male Lactation: Fact or Fiction?

Male lactation: Fact of fiction? That's the question on today's Moment of Science.

June 14, 2016

 

beach

Acanthostega

All land vertebrates evolved from fish, and Acanthostega—the fossil of a part-fish, part-amphibious creature—pinpoints how we made the leap from water to earth.

May 24, 2016

 

child's eyes

Evolving Better Eyes

A small crustacean called Daphnia provides evidence that larger eye size yields a reproductive advantage.

April 21, 2016

 

apple maggot

Maggot Evolution

Maggots demonstrate how speciation occurs not only because of geographical separation, but also preference.

December 11, 2015

 

python

The Snake with Four Legs

A paleobiologist makes a discover about a snake fossil—it once had four legs to stand on.

June 29, 2015

 

2 seahorse touching in an aquarium

Seahorse Dreams        

Small seahorse and large seahorse pairs are more successful at reproducing than mid-sized seahorses. Here's why:

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