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How Frogs Benefited From The Dinosaurs’ Extinction

The asteroid that hit Earth 66 million years ago spelled […]

Study of Worms Reveals ‘Selfish Genes’ That Encode A Toxin – and Its Antidote

A UCLA study has found that a common strain of Caenorhabditis […]

In Brain Evolution, Size Matters – Most of the Time

Which came first, overall bigger brains or larger brain regions […]

Scythian Horse Breeding Unveiled: Lessons for Animal Domestication

Nomad Scythian herders roamed vast areas spanning the Central Asian […]

“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 […]

Plant-Eating Mammals Have Bigger Bellies, Claims New Study

Prof. Clauss and his colleagues from Germany and the UK […]