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The Secret to Human Speed

New insights into the biomechanics of sprinting could give athletes a leg up at the Olympics

August 1, 2016 — Dina Fine Maron

When DNA Differences Matter

A deep-dive into a massive genetic database is helping researchers understand secrets about the fundamental biology that we all share

August 17, 2016 — Carl Zimmer and STAT

Grand Canyon Rapids Ride for Evolution Education

Each summer, the National Center for Science Education organizes a boat trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon to bring visitors face to wall-face with striking examples of geologic and evolutionary processes.

August 15, 2016 — Robin Lloyd and Steve Mirsky

Pigeon Pb Proxies Could Cut Kids' Blood Tests

In neighborhoods where kids have an increased chance of exposure to toxic lead, pigeons also have higher blood lead levels—making the birds potential proxies for risk assessment.

August 15, 2016 — Jason G. Goldman

This Shark Is the Vertebrate Methuselah

Individual Greenland sharks appear to live perhaps a century longer than any other vertebrate, and might have life spans approaching 500 years.     

August 11, 2016 — Cynthia Graber