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June 20, 2014

 

A box jelly swims in an aquarium tank

The Incredible Eye Of The Box Jellyfish

The box jellyfish shows us that evolution is able to produce eyes in more than one way.

April 16, 2014

 

A coffee mug filled with roasted coffee beans

Scientists Create Coffee-Chomping Bacteria

Though you may think you love caffeine, you're no match for this custom-built E. coli strain.

April 14, 2014

 

A reddish horse with a flowing blonde mane stands in the snow

Warming And Mammalian Dwarfism

55 million years ago, as the Earth heated up, many mammal species got smaller. Could the same thing happen again with human-induced global climate change?

February 25, 2014

 

Confocal micrograph of a blind cavefish embryo

The World Of The Mexican Blind Cavefish

Suppose your ancestors had lived in darkness for almost a million years. This is the world of the Mexican blind cavefish.

December 25, 2013

 

Close up photo of a quirrel

Building Bigger Brains

Our presence could be causing the brains of non-human animals to grow.

December 16, 2013

 

A closeup of a roach

Another One For The Roaches

Despite your best chemical defenses, cockroaches are evolving to bug you even more.

November 5, 2013

 

A set of four crocheted brains

Genetic Error and the Big Brain Theory

Scientists believe human brain development is the result of genetic mutations that occurred millions of years ago.

October 15, 2013

 

man standing with a cheetah

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.

October 9, 2013

 

crocodile under the water

The Ultimate Animal Survivor: Crocodiles

Unlike their contemporaries the dinosaurs, crocodiles managed to survive whatever killed off their Jurassic cousins. So what accounts for their longevity?

July 17, 2013

 

Archaeopteryx fossil

Fossil Discovery Clarifies The Evolution Of Birds

New fossils unearthed in China cast light on the evolution of today's fliers.

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