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Evolution

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Biologists used to think turtles belonged to the “silent majority” of reptiles, meaning if turtles made sounds—no one was listening. One reptile guide from...

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We humans assume we are the smartest of all creations. In a world with over 8.7 million species, only we have the ability to...

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Ever look in the mirror first thing in the morning and say, I look like crap! Well, for some spiders, looking like poop can...

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Scientific American editor-turned-scifi-writer Mark Alpert, author of Final Theory and Extinction, talks about his latest book The Furies.  

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When you think of birds, you probably imagine their dazzling plumage or their beautiful songs. But since the days of Darwin, scientists have figured...