Evolution

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    Another Path to Intelligence

    Octopus brains are nothing like ours—yet we have much in common.
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    The Evolutionary Mystery of Menopause

    New studies reinforce the hypothesis that grandmothers fostered our evolutionary success.
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    The Giraffe Neck Evolved for Sexual Combat

    Discovery of a previously unknown ancient giraffe species offers a new look into sexual selection and evolution.
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    E.O. Wilson Saw the World in a Wholly New Way

    “Did you like the grenade I tossed in their midst?” the biologist asked me.
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    Humans Are One Mixed-Up Ape

    If you look at every ape protein, they have every bone we have, every muscle we have, the same type of hair, and on and on. They’re just better adapted to their tropical rainforest environment.Illustration by BRO.vector / Shutterstock Recent fossilized bone discoveries in China and Israel support the exciting possibility of new, previously unknown […]