evolution

red squirrels

Trust Fund Squirrels That Inherit Food Hoards Succeed at Life, Study Finds

Not fair.
Sarah Emerson
3.7.19
fossils

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

A fossilized ecosystem offers new evidence for life that once existed in seemingly uninhabitable places.
Sarah Emerson
3.6.19
comb jellies

This Jelly’s Butthole Only Appears When It Poops

“No anus or anal pore in any other animal is like this.”
Becky Ferreira
3.5.19
evolution

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.
Becky Ferreira
2.20.19
earth's core

Earth's Magnetic Field Almost Collapsed 565 Million Years Ago

Our planet's core probably started solidifying in the late Ediacaran period, which recharged the magnetic field in the nick of time.
Becky Ferreira
1.28.19
dinosaurs

What This Rare Skull Tells Us About Dinosaur Parenting

Some dinosaurs nurtured their offspring, but Diplodocus kids were likely left to fend for themselves as soon as they hatched.
Becky Ferreira
10.11.18
nipples

Researchers Debunk An Evolutionary Assumption Using Nipples

Female nipple variations have implications for the evolution of other sexual organs, too.
Samantha Cole
6.28.18
What The Fuck

Science Has Gone Too Far: This Is Apparently the ‘Perfect Human Body’

Anthropologist Alice Roberts and a team of SFX model makers designed the “perfect human,” and it’s fucked up.
Samantha Cole
6.15.18
evolution

Jeff Goldblum Finds a Way Into 'Jurassic World Evolution' Video Game

In addition to starring in the new 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,' Goldblum will guide players through a 'RollerCoaster Tycoon'-type management sim.
Matthew Gault
3.13.18
creeps

Check Out These Weird-Ass Ancient Proto-Spiders Trapped in Amber

Spiders with tails, ew.
Michael Byrne
2.8.18
life forms

A New Collection of Nature Illustrations Is a Window Into 19th Century Science

Gaze upon the dazzling prints of Ernst Haeckel, Darwin's artistic popularizer
Becky Ferreira
10.20.17
our ancestors

Homo Sapiens Have Been on Earth 100,000 Years Longer Than We Thought

A new discovery rewrites human history.
Bryson Masse
6.7.17
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