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December 31, 2015

 

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Male Zeus Bugs Get a Free Ride 

The male Zeus bug hitches a ride on the female's back and feeds off her.

December 15, 2015

 

Black-Bellied Flycatcher

For Small Island Flycatchers Black Means Success

Black-bellied flycatchers are more aggressive and, therefore, more successful at staking their turf.

December 4, 2015

 

mistletoe

Mistletoe’s Missing Genes

Mistletoe lacks genes found in all other plants and animals.

November 20, 2015

 

Image of Greek warrior

Paleogenomics and the Bronze Age

Genetic analysis of ancient remains can uncover buried facts about our cultural evolution, like why we drink milk.

November 17, 2015

 

quail

Quail Losers 

Lady quails don't go for the prize fighter; they prefer less aggressive males.

June 18, 2015

 

brain

Why Do Humans Have Such Large Brains?   

Scientists pinpoint the gene that caused humans to evolve bigger brains than chimpanzees.

May 25, 2015

 

meditative person

Changing the Gene with Meditation   

Mindful meditation may be used to cure physical ailments like inflammation.

January 20, 2015

 

giant metallic statue of Ghengis Khan

DNA Wrath of Khan

Genghis Khan fathered an empire in more ways than one.

December 24, 2014

 

drinking buddies

The Genetics of the Hangover

Alcoholism runs in families. So does hangover tolerance.

September 13, 2014

 

Red and green beans clump on a Robusta coffee plant.

Evolution of the Java Jive

Researchers find that caffeine evolved in coffee, tea, and chocolate independently.

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