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Evolution

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To keep your kids from developing an allergy to peanuts, should you give them nuts at an early age or withhold them? For years...

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People are fascinated by the intelligence of animals. In fact, cave paintings dating back some 40,000 years suggest that we have long harbored keen...

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BERLIN—Forests at high-altitudes in the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau are at risk of dying off or retreating downslope as a result of climate change,...

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As the planet heats up so do the world's waters, and that means more coral bleaching. But now a new study reveals that some...

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For the first time anywhere, an ape has received the same basic rights as her human captors. The female orangutan, whose home is the...

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Sometimes it’s hard to see the light. Especially if it lies outside the visible spectrum, like x-rays or ultraviolet radiation. But if you long...