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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




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



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:

June 11, 2015


psychic neon sign

Mind Reading 

Like consciousness, could telepathic abilities be developed throughout the course of human evolution?

February 6, 2015


chess board

Debating Evolution

When creationists ask for evidence supporting evolution, ask how much time they've got.

November 14, 2014


Privet Hawkmoth

The Color of Dark

Hawkmoths not only have excellent night vision, but they can distinguish between colors in the dark.

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