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Stories by Douglas Fox

What Sparked the Cambrian Explosion?

An evolutionary burst 540 million years ago filled the seas with an astonishing diversity of animals. The trigger behind that revolution is finally coming into focus

February 16, 2016 — Douglas Fox and Nature magazine

The Limits of Intelligence

The laws of physics may well prevent the human brain from evolving into an ever more powerful thinking machine

July 1, 2011 — Douglas Fox