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Three new books — Nicholas Christakis’s “Blueprint,” Adam Rutherford’s “Humanimal” and E.O. Wilson’s “Genesis” — explore the biology behind human social life, suggesting that our tendency to form large groups may bring out the best in us.
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Scientists took a creative approach to studying how dinosaurs evolved the flying abilities of modern birds.
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The more fossils we find, the more we learn that many kinds of humans have lived on Earth.
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Most species undergo metamorphosis, but scientists aren’t sure why the process evolved. One new theory: Metamorphosis gives animals greater access to food.
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Softer foods from agricultural lifestyles may have changed the human bite, making it easier to form certain sounds.
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Research shows how the Antarctic blackfin icefish differs from its close relatives on the genetic level.
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If you spend time around horses or flies, you might want to invest in some zebra print.
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Winsomely captured in poems and song, the birds are yielding new secrets about their astounding beaks and penchant for violence.
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In the South American tropics, where hummingbirds must compete for food, evolution has drastically reshaped their bills.
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The extravagant splendor of the animal kingdom can’t be explained by natural selection alone — so how did it come to be?
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