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“Smart” Cephalopods Trade Off Genome Evolution for Prolific RNA Editing

Octopus, squid, and cuttlefish are famous for engaging in complex […]

Why Are Primates Big-Brained? Researchers’ Answer Is Food for Thought

Brain size in primates is predicted by diet, an analysis […]

How Mammary Glands Appeared In The Course Of Evolution

A joint team of geneticists from the University of Geneva […]

Monkeys Can Make Stone Tools, but They Don’t Use Them

The capuchin monkeys of Serra da Capivara National Park in […]

Adapting to the Heat

In classic experiments on frogs, scientists found that the amphibians’ […]

Looking to Saliva to Gain Insight on Evolution

There’s no need to reinvent the genetic wheel. That’s one […]

Where There’s Smoke And A Mutation There May Be An Evolutionary Edge For Humans

A genetic mutation may have helped modern humans adapt to […]

Songbirds’ Epic Migrations Connected To A Small Cluster Of Genes

Scientists from the University of British Columbia have shown that […]