In The Social Conquest of Earth, biologist and naturalist Edward O. Wilson writes of how humans and insects conquered the Earth by forming complex societies based on group cooperation, and he discusses the evolutionary struggle between our altruistic and selfish natures.
New research shows that first-graders and baboons have at least one thing in common: Both can tell the difference between actual written words and random sequences of letters. The finding challenges some conventional ideas about what goes on in the human brain when we read.
Officials from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources captured, tagged and then released a sturgeon weighing more than 240 pounds. The fish, a female, is the largest on record for the state. One scientist estimates the fish is 125 years old.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it will collaborate with the livestock industry to reduce the use of antibiotics in animal feed. But activists say a voluntary approach won't go nearly far enough to protect human health.
Known by its nickname "beautiful feathered tyrant," Yutyrannus huali is a cousin of T. rex, 30 feet long and about 3,000 pounds. It had no trouble tearing its prey to pieces, but the dinosaur was also a snappy dresser — it was covered in downy feathers.
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