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The evolution of whales from land to sea

Enlarge / Whales and their kin evolved from land-dwelling mammals, a transition that entailed major physiological and morphological changes—which geneticists have begun to parse.Hayes...

The road to low-carbon concrete

Enlarge / Cement works, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK. (Photo by BuildPix/Construction Photography/Avalon/Getty Images)Construction Photography/Avalon via Getty Images Nobody knows who did it first,...

Our ancestors ate a Paleo diet. It had carbs

Enlarge / A young Hadza bushman making an arrow for a hunting bow. chuvipro via Getty Images What did people eat for...

How sustainable are fake meats?

Enlarge / A stack of plant-based Impossible Burgers.Impossible Foods If you’re an environmentally aware meat-eater, you probably carry at least a little...

How a giant eagle came to dominate ancient New Zealand

Enlarge / The now-extinct Haast’s eagle hunting moa in New Zealand, which lacked other large predators. Today scientists are looking at the ancient history...

How long will it take to understand long COVID?

Enlargeniphon | Getty Images Rachel Robles contracted COVID in March 2020. The 27-year-old data analyst has not gone a single day without...

Bear hibernation: More than a winter’s nap

Enlarge / A brown bear with two cubs looks out of its den in the woods under a large rock in winter.Byrdyak | Getty...

How plants turned predator

Enlarge / A blow fly trapped on a carnivorous sundew plant.Cathy Keifer | Getty Toward the end of the 19th century, lurid...

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