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Mosquitoes Learn the Smell of Danger

The bloodsuckers lose their appetite for attractive scents when they associate those aromas with a likelihood of being swatted. Karen Hopkin reports.

4 hours ago — Christopher Intagliata
Boat Noise Means Fish Can't Learn Their Lessons

Boat Noise Means Fish Can't Learn Their Lessons

Damselfish had trouble learning to avoid predators, when that lesson was accompanied by a soundtrack of buzzing boat engines. Christopher Intagliata reports.

February 11, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata
How Warp-Speed Evolution Is Transforming Ecology

How Warp-Speed Evolution Is Transforming Ecology

Darwin thought evolution was too slow to change the environment on observable timescales—ecologists are discovering that he was wrong

February 1, 2018 — Rachael Lallensack and Nature magazine

How to Hack Evolution

Kevin Esvelt has a concrete plan to eradicate some of planet’s most infectious diseases. All that stands in his way is us.

January 29, 2018 — Elie Dolgin
Evolution

Confronting Common Wisdom