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Twists and Turns

Uneven handedness

The Naming of Parts

A visual atlas of solifuge jaws enables research on these poorly-understood arachnids.

Signs of Intelligent Life

Pigs possess complex ethological traits similar to dogs and chimpanzees.

Nor Any Drop to Drink

Validation, At Last

Long in the Tooth

Striations in teeth reveal the pace of life.

  • Twists and Turns

    Uneven handedness

  • The Naming of Parts

    A visual atlas of solifuge jaws enables research on these poorly-understood arachnids.

  • Signs of Intelligent Life

    Pigs possess complex ethological traits similar to dogs and chimpanzees.

  • Nor Any Drop to Drink

    Validation, At Last

  • Long in the Tooth

    Striations in teeth reveal the pace of life.

Samplings

Bait and Switch

Frogs, like humans, irrationally switch their preferences.

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Sharks in Our Midst

Their cultural history, prehistory, social systems, and more.

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  • Voracious Evolution

    Discoveries of more complete remains of cartilagenous fishes have shed new light on the prehistory of sharks and their relatives.

  • Sociable Killers

    New studies of the white shark (aka great white) show that its social life and hunting strategies are complex

  • Sharks: Man-Eaters and Others

    With suggestions that Americans turn to economic account some of the smaller species of the Atlantic Coast

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What Are They Thinking?

Characteristic facial expressions, postures, and movements are the key to an understanding of animal psychology and the soul of animal art.

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    A Scientific Attempt to Forecast What May Occur in the Future Evolution of Man

  • Size and Shape

    The immutable laws of design set limits on all organisms.

  • Thunder in His Footsteps

    The ghost of the most gigantic animal that ever walked the earth is conjured to life when a lone fossil hunter tracks down the first true footprints left by this stupendous creature, and thrills to the romance of a great discovery.

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    Where to find Natural History archives and other free stuff

  • The Third R

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Uneven handedness

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