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July 10, 2017

 

What is your favorite bird song?

Bird Song Genes, FoxP2, And Reelin

Scientists studying zebra finch brains have identified about 2000 vocalization genes in a brain region known as Area X.

June 7, 2017

 

Watch out for the Asian Clam!

Clam Attack!

If you think the Clones on Star Wars were a threat, just wait until you hear about Asian clams.

May 31, 2017

 

In the past, between two and six percent of African elephants were born without tusks.

No Tusks

A significant number of elephants are being born without tusks.

March 8, 2017

 

These look-a-like cheetahs show off their spots for a family portrait.

Cheetahs Cut from the Same Cloth

Cheetahs have survived devastating climate change and a resulting genetic bottleneck.

November 29, 2016

 

In some animals, stripes produced an evolutionary advantage: camouflage.

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 14, 2016

 

Could humans ever evolve away from five-fingered hands?

The Future in the Palm of Your Hand

What does the crystal ball reveal for human evolutionary future? Is it six-fingered hands for everyone?

April 15, 2016

 

sugar beets

Beet Parasites

Sugar beets are susceptible to wormy parasites that decrease crop yields.

March 24, 2016

 

wheat

Winter Wheat

Wheat survives winter's freezing temperatures, and is ready to be harvested come springtime.

March 9, 2016

 

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Bacterial Clouds

Everyone contributes something unique to the world, at least when it comes to bacteria.

February 5, 2016

 

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The Octopus’s Genes

Despite being mollusks, octopuses have a complex genome that is nearly the size of the human genome.

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