David P. Barash
The Evolutionary Mystery of Menopause
New studies reinforce the hypothesis that grandmothers fostered our evolutionary success.
The Giraffe Neck Evolved for Sexual Combat
Discovery of a previously unknown ancient giraffe species offers a new look into sexual selection and evolution.
Even Worms Feel Pain
An evolutionary biologist argues that animals could feel more pain than humans.
The Wild World of Threats
Animals, including us, evolved to bluster and bluff at their peril.
Life Beyond Human Has to Play by the Rules
A zoologist explains why complex life anywhere depends on natural selection.
Just Because It’s Natural Doesn’t Mean It’s Good
We are well advised to not lose track of evolution’s dark side.
Evolution Is Really Not That Into Sex
Plants and animals have reproduced without sex for eons. So why did nature bother?
Why We Stink at Tackling Climate Change
Global threats result from human culture outrunning human biology.
It’s Time to Make Human-Chimp Hybrids
The humanzee is both scientifically possible and morally defensible.
Live Tiny, Die Never: Behold the Toughest Animal on Earth
Extremophiles raise the prospect that perhaps life first emerged in what we—sunny children of a relatively easy, superficially life-friendly environment—have until recently considered impossible conditions.Photograph by Nicole Ottawa & Oliver Meckes / Eye of Science / Science Source Images With global climate change, habitat loss, poaching, pollution, and environmental abuse of all kinds, these are […]