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“Adaptation”

Nov 14, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Richard Farrell
A species of butterfly uses its decorative flair for protection and also varies its color and intensity by season as predator types change.
Nov 4, 2014 12:55 PM ET // Richard Farrell
Hummingbird beaks aren't just for nectar sipping. They can double as weapons in the mating game.
Oct 23, 2014 04:45 PM ET // Richard Farrell
Green anole handles arrival of an invasive competitor by making better toes in a mere 20 generations.
Sep 8, 2014 03:00 PM ET // Richard Farrell
Once thought to be pointless and on the evolutionary fast track to disappearance, new research has given the whale pelvis bone a new lease on life.
Aug 27, 2014 03:20 PM ET // Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
The specimen, approximately 560 million years old, contains fibrous bundles that appear to be muscle tissue, an important evolutionary adaptation.
Jul 31, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Richard Farrell
Study reveals the key factor behind the transformation of theropods into high fliers.
Jul 29, 2014 12:35 PM ET // Richard Farrell
Birds' eggs show pigment and structural adaptations that let just the right amount of sun reach the embryos.
May 5, 2014 04:22 AM ET
Hamsters, squirrels, platypuses, chipmunks, and some primates can store food in their cheeks! The storage facility's undeniably cute, but, beyond cuteness, why the heck do these critters have cheek pouches?
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