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When Was the Last Time Volcanoes Erupted on the East Coast?

How Mole Hill in Virginia became a mountain is an old story, but not as old as some geologists think. The reason for that has to do with volcanoes--and may help explain why the U.S. East Coast, so... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Are Straight Women and Gay Men "Natural Allies"? An Evolutionary Account

jeudi 2 janvier 2014 — Evolution,Mind & Brain
Still from the movie G.B.F (2013, "Gay Best Friend") Not every gay man has a female best friend, nor does every straight woman have a gay man as her most trusted confidant. But according to a... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Octopuses Make Food for Weird Critters

jeudi 2 janvier 2014 — Evolution,More Science
Image courtesy of Flickr/Photomatt28 Along with us humans, a range of hungry hunters prey on the scrumptious octopus . [More] -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Of vole plagues and hip glands

jeudi 2 janvier 2014 — Evolution
Bank vole, aka Red vole, Wood vole or Red-backed vole. Image by soebe, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. You’ll already know what voles are.... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The Most Fascinating Human Evolution Discoveries of 2013

mercredi 1er janvier 2014 — Evolution
Sahelanthropus tchadensis had a tiny brain, but one that had nonetheless undergone some reorganization toward the human condition. Image: Didier Descouens, via Wikimedia Commons Wow. I’ve... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Voices, silence, strength and Judith Lumley: A women in science mentoring tale

Judith Lumley AM, Professor Emeritus, in 2008 It began, as life changes often do, when I bought a book. It was in Sydney and I wrote the year in it: 1982. [More] -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Tiktaalik's Take on 2014

mercredi 1er janvier 2014 — Evolution,More Science
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A Paper Puppet Animation on Evolution's Forgotten Hero

mercredi 1er janvier 2014 — Evolution,More Science,Health,Mind & Brain
When people think about evolution, the most obvious name that comes to mind is Charles Darwin. Alfred Russell Wallace is rarely given the credit he deserves for his work on the subject, which is... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

An Inside Look at an 18 Million-year-old Fossil Dig Site in Florida

mercredi 1er janvier 2014 — Evolution
It took only 10 minutes for paleontologists to dig up a scientifically important tortoise fossil this fall when a group of science writers visited the Florida Museum of Natural History’s ... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Naked Mole Rat Named "Vertebrate of the Year"

mardi 31 décembre 2013 — More Science, Biology, History of Science, Evolution, Health
Two groundbreaking studies this year have helped explain the animal's resistance to cancer -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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