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29

Sep

Do foods taste the same to animals as they do to us?The ability to taste certain flavors varies across the animal kingdom. Take a look at how our tongues compare to those of other species.

Do foods taste the same to animals as they do to us?
The ability to taste certain flavors varies across the animal kingdom. Take a look at how our tongues compare to those of other species.

26

Sep

Birds evolved from dinosaurs and then took to the skiesIt’s very likely there’s not a missing link between dinosaurs and modern birds.

Birds evolved from dinosaurs and then took to the skies
It’s very likely there’s not a missing link between dinosaurs and modern birds.

31

Jul

Shrinking dinosaurs evolved into flying birdsNew birds ‘out-shrank and out-evolved’ their dinosaur ancestors and thrived in new ecosystems.

Shrinking dinosaurs evolved into flying birds
New birds ‘out-shrank and out-evolved’ their dinosaur ancestors and thrived in new ecosystems.

20

Jun

'Mixed' Neanderthal skull offers new insights into human evolutionScientists have long sought to understand the “Neanderthalization process” by which modern humans and Neanderthals evolved apart.

'Mixed' Neanderthal skull offers new insights into human evolution
Scientists have long sought to understand the “Neanderthalization process” by which modern humans and Neanderthals evolved apart.

30

Apr

In harsh conditions, men don’t want a pretty faceFeminine features are more attractive in healthy countries, perhaps because relatively masculine features indicate a better chance for survival.

In harsh conditions, men don’t want a pretty face
Feminine features are more attractive in healthy countries, perhaps because relatively masculine features indicate a better chance for survival.

29

Apr

Praying mantis fitted with world’s smallest 3-D glassesBy fitting these amazing insects with 3-D glasses, scientists hope to learn more about the evolution of 3-D vision.

Praying mantis fitted with world’s smallest 3-D glasses
By fitting these amazing insects with 3-D glasses, scientists hope to learn more about the evolution of 3-D vision.

17

Apr

Sharks aren’t the ‘living fossils’ we thought they wereLooking at the gills and jaws of a new fossil provided scientists with fresh insights into the evolution of sharks.

Sharks aren’t the ‘living fossils’ we thought they were
Looking at the gills and jaws of a new fossil provided scientists with fresh insights into the evolution of sharks.

12

Feb

Scientist creates lifelike cells out of metalResearcher says he has created living cells made of metal instead of carbon — and they may be evolving.

Scientist creates lifelike cells out of metal
Researcher says he has created living cells made of metal instead of carbon — and they may be evolving.

10

Feb

Bill Nye’s creationism debate: Right on the science but wrong for scienceAs a scientist debating the scientifically undebatable, Bill Nye’s doing far more harm than good, argues Peter Dykstra, publisher of The Daily Climate.

Bill Nye’s creationism debate: Right on the science but wrong for science
As a scientist debating the scientifically undebatable, Bill Nye’s doing far more harm than good, argues Peter Dykstra, publisher of The Daily Climate.

09

Feb

5 common myths about evolution
The ongoing ‘debate’ about evolution relies heavily on popular misconceptions. A Ph.D. student in biology created this infographic to clear up five persistent fallacies.