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How Millipedes Avoid Interspecies Sexual Slips

dimanche 16 juin 2019 par Bob Hirshon — Environment, The Sciences, Biology, Evolution
Millipedes, often blind, have come up with clever physical signals to ward off sexual advances from members of wrong species. -- Read more on

Dawn of the Crunch

dimanche 16 juin 2019 par Brian Switek — The Sciences, Evolution
A tiny fossil skull reveals the oldest known vertebrate capable of crunching hard-shelled prey -- Read more on

Preserved Poop Is an Archaeological Treasure

mercredi 5 juin 2019 par Christopher Intagliata — Health, Public Health, The Sciences, Biology, Evolution
Anthropologists found parasite eggs in ancient poop samples, providing a glimpse of human health as hunter-gatherers transitioned to settlements. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on

Run like a Dinosaur

dimanche 2 juin 2019 par Brian Switek — The Sciences, Evolution
Birds are living dinosaurs, but can they help us understand how their extinct relatives moved? -- Read more on

When Fingers Changed Fins

samedi 1er juin 2019 par Brian Switek — The Sciences, Evolution
A new study offers a surprising look at what happened when fishy fins evolved into arms and legs -- Read more on

Monkeys Use Alarm Calls to Tell Predators to Scram  

samedi 1er juin 2019 par Jason G. Goldman — Advances, The Sciences, Evolution
New research shows that primate calls deter predators in the wild -- Read more on

Why Giant Human-Sized Beavers Died Out 10,000 Years Ago

samedi 1er juin 2019 par Tessa Plint, The Conversation US — The Sciences, Biology, Evolution
The now-extinct animals once lived from Florida to Alaska, and weighed as up to 100 kilograms -- Read more on

Meet the Animals That Literally Sleep with One Eye Open

samedi 1er juin 2019 par Gian Gastone Mascetti — Features, The Sciences, Biology, Evolution
Why dolphins, seals and other animals developed the capacity to sleep with half their brain awake -- Read more on

The Rise of the First Animals

samedi 1er juin 2019 par Rachel A. Wood — Features, The Sciences, Evolution
New fossils and analyses of ancient ocean chemistry reveal the surprisingly deep roots of the Cambrian explosion -- Read more on

Bonobo Mothers Supervise Their Sons' Monkey Business

jeudi 30 mai 2019 par Karen Hopkin — The Sciences, Biology, Evolution
Some wild female bonobos introduce their sons to desirable females—then make sure their relations won’t be interrupted by competing males. Karen Hopkin reports. -- Read more on

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