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Why It Pays to Play Around

Play is so important that nature invented it long before it invented us.

Evolution Is Really Not That Into Sex

Plants and animals have reproduced without sex for eons. So why did nature bother?

Why We Stink at Tackling Climate Change

Global threats result from human culture outrunning human biology.

How Alan Turing Deciphered Shark Skin

The universal math behind hair and feathers.

Heredity Beyond the Gene

What you pass on to your kids isn’t always in your genetic code.

The Mate Selection Trapdoor

Tracing the evolution of hidden sexual preferences.

Why Females Decide What’s Beautiful

Uncovering the nature of sexual selection.

Why Hasn’t Evolution Made Another Platypus?

The debate over whether evolution is predictable or haphazard.

Survival of the Friendliest

It’s time to give the violent metaphors of evolution a break.