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Why Don't Bees Celebrate Father's Day?

Drone bees don’t have fathers, but they still have family. Chromosomes are the key to understanding the buzz around a bee’s parents.

June 16, 2018 — Kelsey Kennedy and Tim Palmieri

Mongooses Gift Grooming for Guard Duty

Humans and other primates often reciprocate good deeds. A new study suggests a nonprimate, the dwarf mongoose, does so, too, even after a delay. Christopher Intagliata reports.

June 1, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Some Trees Beat Heat with Sweat

During extreme heat waves, a species of eucalyptus copes by releasing water and taking advantage of evaporative cooling. Other trees may do the same.

May 31, 2018 — Yasemin Saplakoglu

How Did Life Begin?

Untangling the origins of organisms will require experiments at the tiniest scales and observations at the vastest

May 30, 2018 — Jack Szostak

Dinosaurs: From Humble Beginnings to Global Dominance

Edinburgh University paleontologist Steve Brusatte talks about his May 2018 Scientific American article, "The Unlikely Triumph of the Dinosaurs," and his new book, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World.

May 23, 2018 — Stephen Brusatte and Steve Mirsky
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Beyond XX and XY

Biology. Identity. Equality.