Both monkeys and humans have a way of thinking that involves recursion, a process of arranging words, phrases, or symbols to convey complex ideas.
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Fungi and other organisms called oomycetes are highly adaptable. That's bad news for the global food supply.
June 23, 2020 • ~5 min
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"This tells us that the basic organic chemistry needed for life is present in the raw gas prior to the formation of stars and planets."
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Fossil footprints in what is now South Korea are evidence that some species of ancient crocodiles walked on two feet.
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Australia is home to 20 of the 25 most venomous snakes in the world.
June 8, 2020 • ~5 min
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Researchers have discovered the first known example of a hybrid fungus that infects humans.
June 4, 2020 • ~10 min
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A study with chickens from Tibet shows that organisms have a kind of "memory" of their ancestral homes that makes adaptation to environmental change easier.
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Evolution seems to lead to increasing complexity of species. But perhaps a dominant, intelligent species like humans will always end up destroying itself.
June 2, 2020 • ~8 min
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