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Even Jellyfish Need a Nap

Jellyfish exhibit signs of a sleep state, which could mean that sleep predates the evolutionary development of central nervous systems.  

October 13, 2017 — Annie Sneed

Does Evolution Repeat Itself?

Jonathan Losos, biology professor at Harvard and curator of herpetology at the university’s Museum of Comparative Zoology, talks about his latest book, Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance and the Future of Evolution

September 27, 2017 — Jonathan B. Losos and Steve Mirsky

This Frog Can't Hear Its Own Calls

The frogs' calls are too high-pitched for the frog to detect, which may be an artifact of evolution. Christopher Intagliata reports.

September 24, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

Windows Vex Bats' Echolocating Abilities

Smooth vertical surfaces like windows reflect sound waves away from bats—meaning bats can't "see" windows and similar obstacles with echolocation. Christopher Intagliata reports.

September 7, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata
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