evolution

6.14.19

Darwin’s Finches Are In Danger Because a Parasite Is Changing Their Mating Song

By deforming their beaks, an introduced parasite is causing two finch species to hybridize, changing the course of their evolution.

5.9.19

This Bird Went Extinct and Then Evolved Into Existence Again

"We know of no other example in rails, or of birds in general, that demonstrates this phenomenon so evidently.”

5.2.19

This Preserved Millipede Lived 99 Million Years Ago Alongside Dinosaurs

The millipede is only 8.2 millimeters long, making it an “an extreme case of miniaturization.”

4.4.19

This Jelly Fish’s Butthole Only Appears When It Poops

“No anus or anal pore in any other animal is like this.”

3.7.19

500-Million-Year-Old Worm ‘Superhighway’ Found Hidden in Canada

A fossilized ecosystem offers new evidence for life that once existed in seemingly uninhabitable places.

2.21.19

Scientists Dressed Horses Like Zebras to Figure Out Why They Have Stripes

The experiment aimed to resolve the longstanding debate over the evolutionary purpose of zebra stripes.

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9.19.18

Monogamy May Be Even More Difficult For Women Than it Is For Men

Experts are challenging long-held ideas about gender and fidelity.

8.6.18

Our Ancient Ancestors Would Crush Us in a Fitness Competition

We’ve evolved into a bunch of out of shape weaklings.

7.3.18

Thousands of People Voted on the Grossest Thing in the World

There are six categories of things that most people find disgusting.

5.29.18

Psychopaths May Have an Evolutionary Advantage

As uncomfortable as the thought may be, traits that assist in reproduction tend to get passed on.

5.29.18

What It Takes for Night People to Become Morning People

A few small lifestyle tweaks can make the shift easier for aspiring early risers.

4.16.18

I Tried Answering the Top Googled Question: ‘Why Are We Still Here?’

It's the word "still" that makes it poignant.

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