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The Rise and Fall of the Living Fossil

The idea that some species are relics that have stopped evolving is finally going extinct.

The Strange Inevitability of Evolution

Good solutions to biology’s problems are astonishingly plentiful.

A Holy Land for Religion and Science

In Ethiopia, evolution is not a threat to people of faith.

Turning Back the Clock on Human Evolution

Digging through the world’s oldest graveyard with African paleontologists.

The Rhythm of the Tide

When I heard data from an island had proven humans are still evolving, I had to visit.

The Last Word with Jonathan Weiner

The more science knows, the more rich and mysterious the world becomes.

Digging Through the World’s Oldest Graveyard

In Ethiopia, paleontologists are pushing back the clock on humanity’s origins.

The Greatest Animal War

Competition in Cambrian seas helped cause an explosion in diversity.

The Unique Merger That Made You (and Ewe, and Yew)

All sophisticated life on the planet Earth may owe its existence to one freakish event.

Why Your Cat Doesn’t Have a Sweet Tooth

Moles don’t see, whales can’t smell, and snakes can’t hear a thing.