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New research may explain why some cloven-hoofed animals have tusks instead of horns or antlers.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Scientists delve deep into why and how the turkey -- that ends up on our plates -- turned out the way it is.

Emilie Lorditch, Staff Writer

Heat-tolerant prehistoric enzymes might help produce valuable chemicals and biofuels.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

Despite conservation efforts, close assessment of Pando reveals significant losses. 

James Gaines, Contributor

The smallest Diplodocus skull ever discovered reveals clues about the group's evolution.

Claire Cleveland, Contributor

The 2018 Nobel Prize in chemistry will go to Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter for research on enzymes, peptides and antibodies.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

Deep water reptiles diversified as Mesozoic sea levels rose. Their shallow water counterparts declined.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Field of red poppies by the seaside

For the first time, scientists have sequenced the poppy genome -- and found some curious genetics at work.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

A new study shows that colonies of as few as six ants divvy up duties.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

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