Evolution Archive

Short Science: Can We Predict Evolution?

Evolution is largely held to be unpredictable. New and surprising studies raise that question of predictability again and just in time for flu season.

Short Science: The Evidence for Evolution in 11 Minutes

What happens when independent lines of evidence examine life on earth? Evidence for evolution, that's what happens.

Short Science: Wild Chimps Learn Tool Use from Each Other

Wild chimps have been observed learning to use tools in the wild, something which had only been seen in captivity.

Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions: A Review of What If?

Randall Munroe's "What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions" is exactly what it says it is.

Reviews in the Wild: Animal Madness by Laurel Braitman

In "Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves," Laurel Braitman shows that human beings are not the only animals who struggle with mental health.

Why Art and Science are Important Partners: A Review of The Where, the Why, and the How

Both science and art explore the reality of life, and in The Where, the Why, and The How they are an energetic team that connects with the reader with every turn of the page.

3 for Thursday: 3 Examples of Bonobo Intelligence

Bonobos and humans share about 99% of their genetic material. So perhaps it should surprise us that they are so smart.

Is Human Morality Found in Our Primate History? A Review of The Bonobo and the Atheist

In "The Bonobo and the Atheist," Frans de Waal challenges religion's top-down morality and explores the similarities of humans, chimps, and bonobos.
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