Posts in: evolution

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The (de-)evolution of the bulldog

The (de-)evolution of the bulldog

Here’s how a powerful breed of guard dogs turned into humanity’s cruelest genetics experiment

By | Posted September 25, 2017

Artificial intelligence pioneers need to stop obsessing over themselves

Artificial intelligence pioneers need to stop obsessing over themselves

Mimicking the human brain will only hinder the pursuit of true artificial intelligence, says Facebook’s director of AI research.

By | Posted September 18, 2017

Giving antibiotics a boost

Giving antibiotics a boost

Dr. Luca Guardabassi is finding new ways to weaken drug-resistant bacteria

By | Posted June 21, 2017

The roots of an early plant partnership

The roots of an early plant partnership

The first land plants quickly formed relationships with fungi

By | Posted April 24, 2017

De-extinction debunked: what we didn’t learn from Jurassic Park

De-extinction debunked: what we didn’t learn from Jurassic Park

Extinct species may soon be resurrected — but just because we can doesn’t mean we’re ready for them

By | Posted March 22, 2017

Where the hell is everybody?

Where the hell is everybody?

The Universe is probably devoid of life, but experts say we may never be sure

By | Posted October 17, 2016

From the field to the classroom

From the field to the classroom

Yesterday’s discovery changes tomorrow’s lesson plan

By | Posted February 29, 2016

Backstage at a plumed performance

Backstage at a plumed performance

How sexual selection turns birds of paradise into dancers

By | Posted February 14, 2016

The story of MERS gets murkier

The story of MERS gets murkier

How scientists are tracing a virus back in time

By | Posted January 23, 2016

The opposite of extinction

The opposite of extinction

Humans are creating new species as well as killing them off, but don’t be too quick to celebrate

By | Posted January 17, 2016

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