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Pop Culture's Rate of Change May Mirror Organic Evolution

mercredi 22 janvier 2020 par David Noonan — The Sciences, Arts & Culture, Evolution
A new study finds that music and some other human phenomena have altered at a pace comparable to that of animals such as Darwin’s finches -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Paleontologists Dig Into a Giant Sloth Boneyard

dimanche 19 janvier 2020 par Riley Black — The Sciences, Evolution
Ancient drought and unfortunate bathroom habits may have doomed some ice age sloths -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

This Fish Knows How to Stick Around

vendredi 17 janvier 2020 par Christopher Intagliata — The Sciences, Biology, Evolution
The remora clings to other fish—and appears to use an unusual sense of touch to do so. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Bacteria Helped Plants Evolve to Live on Land

mardi 14 janvier 2020 par Annie Sneed — The Sciences, Biology, Evolution
Soil bacteria may have taken residence in early algal species, gifting the algae with the ability to withstand drier conditions on land. Annie Sneed reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Loss of Large Mammals Stamps Out Invertebrates, Too

lundi 13 janvier 2020 par Jason G Goldman — Sustainability, Conservation, The Sciences, Biology, Evolution
Hunted areas of Gabon have fewer large mammals and a thicker forest understory—but they also have fewer termites. Jason G. Goldman reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

What Did Dinosaurs Smell Like?

dimanche 12 janvier 2020 par Riley Black — The Sciences, Evolution
Smell was certainly an important part of dinosaur life. What do we know about it? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Brittle Stars Can "See" without Eyes

vendredi 10 janvier 2020 par Christopher Intagliata — The Sciences, Biology, Evolution
The starfish relatives can recognize patterns using photoreceptors on their arms—and their color-changing abilities could have something to do with it. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Atlantic Puffins Spotted Using Tools

mercredi 8 janvier 2020 par Christopher Intagliata — Mind, Cognition, The Sciences, Biology, Evolution
Scientists observed two Atlantic puffins using sticks to scratch themselves—the first known instance of seabirds using tools. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

What CRISPR-Baby Prison Sentences Mean for Research

lundi 6 janvier 2020 par David Cyranoski, Nature magazine — The Sciences, Biology, Evolution, Policy & Ethics
A Chinese court sent a strong signal by punishing He Jiankui and two colleagues -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The Biggest Whales Are Yet to Come

dimanche 5 janvier 2020 par Riley Black — The Sciences, Evolution
A study of whale feeding habits found that food is the main limit to the size of ocean giants -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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