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VIDEO: What the platypus?

VIDEO: What the platypus?

What sweats milk, navigates with electricity, and poisons romantic rivals?

By | Posted June 22, 2015

Sparrow songs tune into context

Sparrow songs tune into context

Understanding how swamp sparrows use context in their songs could shed light on the evolution of human language

By | Posted January 14, 2015

Origins of cooperation are still fair game

Origins of cooperation are still fair game

Scientists continue to debate whether experiments can show that our primate ancestors evolved fairness, or if cooperation is uniquely human

By | Posted January 7, 2015

Tropical lizard might outrace climate change

Tropical lizard might outrace climate change

A new study looks at survival of the fittest in an increasingly warm world

By | Posted October 4, 2014

Scrappy males cut the mating line

Scrappy males cut the mating line

If you can’t beat ‘em, find a buddy and follow him

By | Posted August 12, 2014

Fish out of water

Fish out of water

Air-breathing fish do exist — and they use a remarkable respiratory system to survive on land

By | Posted August 4, 2014

John, Madeleine and the Tadros

John, Madeleine and the Tadros

Biologist John Long’s robots mimic extinct fish to study evolution

By | Posted February 17, 2014

People walking.

Dysevolution: How changing habits are making humans sick

A new book proposes that cultural changes in the last few centuries have propogated non-infectious diseases that our ancestors didn’t face

By | Posted December 9, 2013

Can flexibility help species avoid extinction?

Can flexibility help species avoid extinction?

Organisms keep up with a changing climate without waiting for genetic adaptation

By | Posted November 7, 2013

Tiger Leg Monkey Tree Frog Photo Credit by Anthony Herrel

Tree frogs evolving to monkey around

Scientists find that tree frogs do more walking than hopping

By | Posted October 4, 2013

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