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Posts tagged evolution

August 10, 2017

 

A fish in a fish tank.

Evolving Fish Vision

Ancient fish that had evolved better eyesight may have hunted like crocodiles.

August 3, 2017

 

A turtle

Turtle Power

Have turtles always been able to retract their heads into their shells?

July 6, 2017

 

two termites flying

Termites Need Partners

Scientists are studying same-sex termite partnerships.

July 5, 2017

 

A seabed.

Our Earliest Ancestor

Saccorhytus coronarius was an ellipsoid shaped bag, with a big mouth, and was only about a millimeter long. It was also humans' earliest ancestor.

April 26, 2017

 

An image of cells. The left side of the image is black, the middle is a dark green and the bottom right corner is the brightest. It's a yellowish green. The cells in that area are the most delineated and look like small circles.

A Community of Cells

What are the benefits of being a multicellular organism?

April 5, 2017

 

Brain MRI

Bigger Brains, Bigger Thoughts

Our brains aren't just three times bigger than our ancestor's brains.

March 15, 2017

 

Two figs cut in half. There is a small indentation in each visible fig center. The figs' insides are magenta-pink with a white layer surrounding them.

Delicious Wasp Tombs

Figs seem simple, but they're much more complicated than they appear.

January 26, 2017

 

leafcutter ant crawling next to a leaf

How Leaf Cutter Ants Farm

Leaf cutter ants have been fungus farming for millions of years.

January 25, 2017

 

Close-up shot of an orangutan

Wild Science: Orangutans

Wild Science visits the Indianapolis Zoo, where staff explain the intelligence and behavior of orangutans, and how their species is being threatened by humans.

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.

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