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Calculating the evolutionary success of Homo sapiens.
Why eels are one strange fish.
The unusual union of a renowned artist and the discoverer of the Polio vaccine.
Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, and the relationship that changed social science.
How does it emerge from bacon and eggs?
Why birds of a feather don’t flock together for long.
On the origin of an interstellar species.
Hooking up is nature’s way for a species to overcome a bad genomic match.
Medical research director Eric Topol sees light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel.
In their 1968 book The Population Bomb, biologists Paul Ehrlich and his wife Anne foretold a Malthusian future of famine and disease if humanity failed to control its growth. The…Read More
Forged in metal or chiseled in stone, statues almost always depict dead men. A recent analysis of 12 major American cities turned up only six physical representations of women. Only one…Read More
Imagine you are looking at a manhole cover a few paces away on the street. It looks circular, but this is because of some impressive perceptual machinery in your mind. The pattern of light…Read More
Giant tech companies and governments largely determine what content is and isn’t allowed online, and their decisions impact billions of people: 55 percent of internet users worldwide…Read More