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How Snakes Lost Their Legs

New fossil analyses and insights from evolutionary developmental biology elucidate the long-sought origin of serpents

January 1, 2018 — Hongyu Yi

This Fish Emits Damaging Decibels

The Gulf corvina produces a chattering chorus that’s one of the loudest underwater animal sounds on the planet. Christopher Intagliata reports.

December 20, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

The Skinny on Fat

Biochemist Sylvia Tara talks about her book The Secret Life of Fat: The Science behind the Body's Least-Understood Organ and What It Means for You.

December 11, 2017 — Steve Mirsky

Yeti Claims Don't Bear Up

Analysis of alleged yeti samples found them to be from less fantastic beasts, such as bears, but also shed light on the evolution of those local bear populations.

December 3, 2017 — Karen Hopkin

Even without Hands Honeybees Show Handedness

About half the honeybees in a test exhibited no sidedness, but the other half was split 50–50 between righties and lefties—perhaps to navigate obstacles more efficiently.  

November 26, 2017 — Jason G. Goldman
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