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The first animal genus defined purely by genetic characters represents a new era for the sorting and naming of animals.
Elastic springs help tiny animals stay fast and strong. New work is finding what size critters must be to benefit from the springs.
The bulk of biological research is centered on a handful of species. Are we missing a huge chunk of interesting biology?
New insights from neuroscience — aided by a small zoo’s worth of dancing animals — are revealing the biological origins of rhythm.
The biologist Joan Strassmann discusses cooperation in social insects, how amoebas can teach us about competition, and why the definition of “organism” needs an overhaul.
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