Study suggests Europeans became paler much more recently than thought
A single sex gene allows the Common Mormon swallowtail to mimic the look of a toxic species—and avoid being eaten
Strategy keeps nosy neighbors in the dark
Two types of plants have lost key genes present in all other plants
Carnivorous pine marten is fending off an invasive species
The canine brain has a humanlike voice area
Key design feature makes the jelly—and a host of other animals—excellent swimmers and fliers
Insect's sting thwarted by tawny crazy ant's antivenom
Change in pigment structures may be linked to evolution of warm-bloodedness
Gawkers can blame evolution
DNA of different communities evolved in a similar way to deadly epidemic
Our extinct cousins left us some key genes, according to two studies of Neandertal DNA in living people, but much of their genetic legacy has been wiped out of modern genomes.
Simulations suggest it's disadvantageous for parasites to make their hosts mate more
Study reveals how insect monarchs control the reproductive lives of their underlings
Study contradicts previous work that suggested an evolutionary advantage to puckered digits
For first time, researchers reveal that natural fluorescence is common among fish
Amborella's mitochondria gobbled up other genomes
Unleashed genetic changes may explain rapid loss of cavefish eyes.
Gelatinous marine critter sits at the base of the animal tree of life
Scientists find first evidence of fleshy comb on duck-billed dinos
Study suggests rapid way to combat disease
Male chameleons with brighter, more-quickly-changing color patches more likely to win head-to-head contests
The first two snake genomes, published this week, reflect the amazing evolutionary tales of a prey-crushing python and a venomous cobra.
Traces of DNA from the Denisovans, a shadowy species thought to have lived in Asia, turn up in a surprising place: in a proto-Neandertal from Spain.
Find sheds light on relationship between elusive "Denisovans" and Neandertals
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