evolution

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
Born To Die

We Are Programmed to Die Early, and That’s a Good Thing

Complex systems theorists have created a model that overturns longstanding assumptions about the relationship between death and natural selection.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.7.17
motherbird

Why Do Birds Have Such Crazy Beaks?

A citizen science project measured over 2,000 bird beaks to help figure out why they’re so crazy looking.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.4.17
earth

Today a Guy Carrying a Sack of Sloth Teeth Sat Next to Me

Who is he, what is he doing here, and why the teeth?
Brian Anderson
1.31.17
Ass

New Research Suggests Our Faces Evolved to Function Like Chimpanzees' Red Asses

Chimps recognize each other's butts like they're faces.
Samantha Cole
12.3.16
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