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New data indicating that Earth’s surface broke up about 3.2 billion years ago helps clarify how plate tectonics drove the evolution of complex life.
The zoologist Arik Kershenbaum argues that because some evolutionary challenges are truly universal, life throughout the cosmos may share certain features.
Researchers are tracking the different strains of SARS-CoV-2 and studying how they spread through our population and our bodies.
Unusual proteins that can quickly fold into different shapes provide cells with a novel regulatory mechanism.
A glass sponge found deep in the Pacific shows a remarkable ability to withstand compression and bending, on top of the sponge’s other unusual properties.
The simple insight that most changes are random had a profound effect on genetics, evolution and ecology.
In three bursts of adaptive change, one species of cichlid fish in Lake Tanganyika gave rise to hundreds.
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