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Life Beyond Human Has to Play by the Rules

A zoologist explains why complex life anywhere depends on natural selection.

Playing Go with Darwin

New research elevates evolution from a tactical process to one of strategic possibility.

The Human Error Darwin Inspired

How the demotion of Homo sapiens led to environmental destruction.

Why Birds Can Fly Over Mount Everest

A story for my granddaughter about oxygen, evolution, and our planet’s fate.

T. Rex Was a Slacker

A natural wonder of the big theropod was how it conserved energy.

Why It Pays to Play Around

Play is so important that nature invented it long before it invented us.

Evolution Is Really Not That Into Sex

Plants and animals have reproduced without sex for eons. So why did nature bother?