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“Animal Evolution”

Apr 26, 2016 07:01 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Slime mold, a unicellular organism at the bottom of the food chain, can learn, a finding that has important implications for understanding the evolution of learning, as well as how many creatures can be 'smart' and successful without a brain.
Apr 22, 2016 02:00 PM ET // Discovery News
Scientists have identified the gene that regulates beak size, which has allowed greater variation in food sources for the iconic Galapagos birds.
Apr 21, 2016 02:50 PM ET // Anna Salleh, ABC Science Online
Ancient bears evolved to become giants so they could scavenge prey killed by others, a new study suggests.
Apr 20, 2016 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The remains have quite a story to tell, revealing that the primate endured an arduous sea journey before reaching land.
Apr 11, 2016 11:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The added species show that much of the life that we see around us is just a tiny percentage of the world’s biodiversity.
Apr 7, 2016 09:25 AM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
Even the most cooperative species find ways to stab each other in the back.
Apr 7, 2016 04:46 PM ET // Richard Farrell
A new study on predatory spider strikes finds a tiny arachnid biting with record-setting swiftness.
Apr 4, 2016 02:45 PM ET // Discovery News
A tiny arthropod from 430 million years ago dubbed “The Kite Runner” had a novel way of hauling around its brood.
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