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Artificial photosynthesis steps into the light
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Game-changing balloon technology enables near-global flight
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Artificial photosynthesis steps into the light
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Mars Volcano Died at Same Time As Dinosaurs
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Evolutionary computation scientists find social norms required for the transition to cooperative societies
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Fish evolve by playing it safe
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Duke scientists use mathematical tools to track how microbial evolution unfolded
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Microbes evolved to colonize different parts of the human body
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Parasitic fish offer evolutionary insights
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Parasitic fish offer evolutionary insights
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Under lasers, a feathered dino shows some skin
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Microorganisms in the subsurface seabed on evolutionary standby
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New species of Brazilian copepod suggests ancient species diversification and distribution
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Microorganisms in the subsurface seabed on evolutionary standby
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Courtship behavior trapped in 100-million-year-old amber
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Human skull evolved along with two-legged walking, study confirms
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Human skull evolved along with two-legged walking, study confirms
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