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Evolutionary Outsourcing – Using Symbionts as Vitamin Factories

This entry is part of a recurring series called Use It Or Lose It that looks at those things that didn’t make the evolutionary cut and have been lost in modern species. ‘Eat your carrots, they’re good for your eyesight’ … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Boys and Girls – Size Matters

Evolution is not a feminist. Or an advocate for gender equality for that matter. If it is, a whole host of species missed the memo that males and females should be equal. The Difference Between Boys and Girls is a recurring … Continue reading

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Organ(elle) Snatching Slugs

A host of spineless thieves reside off the east coast of North America. In the shallow waters of salt marshes and tidal pools lurk small, brilliant green marine slugs that are the organ snatchers of the natural world. Like many … Continue reading

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