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July 5, 2018

 

Human Evolution And Climate Change

Massive earthquakes and climate change contributed to human evolution.

June 15, 2018

 

Why Don’t More Species Have Weaponized Tails?

Even though a porcupine's quills can scare off fearsome predators, they're nothing compared to the tail weaponry of dinosaurs.

May 1, 2018

 

The Dating Lives Of Turkeys

Female turkeys find strutting, making low drumming noises, and males who hang out with their brothers attractive.

January 22, 2018

 

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Seahorse Dreams        

Small seahorse and large seahorse pairs are more successful at reproducing than mid-sized seahorses.

December 27, 2017

 

Goldfish (Carassius auratus) are members of the carp family.

Drunk Goldfish

Goldfish can survive up to five months in oxygen-less water at the bottom of frozen ponds by turning lactic acid into alcohol-ethanol.

October 3, 2017

 

A picture of Cenotes X'kekén y Samula.

A Bend In The Skull

Mexican blind cavefish may have evolved to be asymmetrical.

September 26, 2017

 

A copperhead snake (Agkistrodon contortrix)

When Snakes Had Four Legs

Scientists are still trying to figure out why ancient lizards evolved into snakes.

August 10, 2017

 

Being able to see in air and water may have helped fish to evolve.

Evolving Fish Vision

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

August 3, 2017

 

A cotinga river side-necked turtle

Turtle Power

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

July 6, 2017

 

Termites used to be known as wood ants

Termites Need Partners

Scientists are studying same-sex termite partnerships.

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