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Gynandromorphism

Sexual forms are not necessarily either male or female.

Reading the Bones

In a Neolithic community in Turkey, bone loss in older men and women showed, surprisingly, no significant sex differences.

Beauty Happens

DARWIN’S THEORY THAT MATE CHOICE IS EXPLICITLY AESTHETIC WAS A REALLY DANGEROUS IDEA.

Birds, Bees, and Beauty

Adaptive Aesthetics

Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral?

The idea of creating a “Tree of Minerals” seemed contrived, until recently.

  • Gynandromorphism

    Sexual forms are not necessarily either male or female.

  • Reading the Bones

    In a Neolithic community in Turkey, bone loss in older men and women showed, surprisingly, no significant sex differences.

  • Beauty Happens

    DARWIN’S THEORY THAT MATE CHOICE IS EXPLICITLY AESTHETIC WAS A REALLY DANGEROUS IDEA.

  • Birds, Bees, and Beauty

    Adaptive Aesthetics

  • Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral?

    The idea of creating a “Tree of Minerals” seemed contrived, until recently.

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shark fin

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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The Fate of the Rash Platybelodon

A Prehistoric Death Trap Yields Its Victims to the Explorer

  • A Fossil Comes to Life

    One of the most important zoological discoveries of the present century gives us a glimpse at the closest living relative of our fish-like ancestors.

  • Thornbug to Thornbug

    The inside story of insect song

  • Rains of Fishes

    A compilation of the evidence that fishes occasionally fall from the sky

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Ignacius graybullianus

54-Million-Year-Old Skull Reveals Surprises about Early Evolution of Primate Brains

Nature.net

  • Rad Toys

    Science toys you can build or buy for you and the other kids in your life.

  • Best Things in Life

    Where to find Natural History archives and other free stuff

  • The Third R

    With the spotlight on ’rithmetic, there are now free online sites where you can practice your math skills.

  • Pain in the Knee

    Alternatives to surgery for treating joint pain from arthritis