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Police in Ferguson have used an ancient tactic.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Airplanes and birds may have followed similar pattern to increase efficiency.

Brian Owens, Contributor

The first terrestrial animals may have been helped along by a curious confluence of events.

Ker Than, Contributor

Changes in sea level repeatedly connected the Galapagos Islands and affected biodiversity.

Ker Than, Contributor

Exceptional fossils provide vision of how 390-million-year-old animals stayed out of sight.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Robotic flappers and models could help researchers understand a basic mystery of fish evolution.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

Research suggests that ancient granites made advanced life possible.

Chris Gorski, Editor

Science is finding that superstition is the by-product of a discerning (if mistaken) brain.

Cynthia Mills, Contributor

A new hypothesis about how complex life emerged on Earth.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

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