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These female hummingbirds don flashy male feathers to avoid unwanted harassment
Better meals and less harassment are perks for females who take on more flashy, masculine coloring.
Our four-legged ancestors evolved from sea to land astonishingly quickly
Paleontologists had to look beyond the fossil record to decipher this puzzle.
An ancient era of global warming could hint at our scorching future
Looking back at the strange and sweaty days of the PETM.
These photos are proof that evolution is wild and wondrous
From human evolution to biodiversity, our understanding of life on Earth grows ever sharper.
What’s in a packrat’s petrified pee? Just a few thousand years of secrets.
Humans stand to learn a lot from these furry little collectors.
Giraffe grandmas help keep herds going
Their societies may be much more complex than previously assumed.
These killer whales go through menopause
Few mammals go through menopause, and the Biggs killer whale is one of them.
The debate over ‘Dragon Man’ shows that human origins are still kind of messy
Scientists in the field disagree about whether this represents an entirely new species, but it's exciting no matter what.
Humans have become the biggest selection force in evolution
We’re shaping the distant future of biodiversity, as well as the present.
Who has the scientific advantage in a Godzilla vs. Kong showdown?
Both creatures have some scientific backstory.