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Why We Stink at Tackling Climate Change

Global threats result from human culture outrunning human biology.

How Alan Turing Deciphered Shark Skin

The universal math behind hair and feathers.

Heredity Beyond the Gene

What you pass on to your kids isn’t always in your genetic code.

The Mate Selection Trapdoor

Tracing the evolution of hidden sexual preferences.

Why Females Decide What’s Beautiful

Uncovering the nature of sexual selection.

Why Hasn’t Evolution Made Another Platypus?

The debate over whether evolution is predictable or haphazard.

Survival of the Friendliest

It’s time to give the violent metaphors of evolution a break.

When Pseudosex Is Better Than the Real Thing

What we can learn about evolution from species who thrive without sexual reproduction.

The Martians Are Coming—and They’re Human

How settling Mars could create a new human species.