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How We Are All a Little Neandertal

Human DNA is 1 to 2% Neandertal, or more, depending on where your ancestors lived. Svante Pääbo, founder of the field of paleogenetics and winner of a 2016 Breakthrough Prize, explains why that matters

November 20, 2015

Howler Monkeys Trade Testicles for Decibels

Among howler monkey species, loud calls come at the expense of testicle size and sperm production—or to put it another way, monkeys with the largest testes don't make as much noise

November 13, 2015 — Jason G. Goldman

Migratory Birds May Use Magnetic "GPS"

Using a magnetic field, researchers could trick migratory birds to turn in the wrong direction before takeoff.

November 10, 2015 — Benjamin Meyers and Christopher Intagliata

How House Cats Evolved

Genetic and archaeological findings hint that wildcats became house cats earlier—and in a different place—than previously thought

November 3, 2015 — Carlos A. Driscoll, Juliet Clutton-Brock, Andrew C. Kitchener and Stephen J. O'Brien

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