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Rise of the dinosaurs traced back to their adaptation to cold
Covering of feathers left them able to cope when other creatures died off in mass extinction event, scientists say

Ian Sample Science editor

01, Jul, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Scientists are still fleshing out Darwin’s theory of evolution | Letters
Letters: There can be no one unifying theory, writes Prof Jonathan Bard, while Nicholas Maxwell looks to the role of purposive actions and Pete Bibby says the fittest theory will survive

Letters

01, Jul, 2022 @4:49 PM

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‘Amazing development’: fossil finds show how panda’s false thumb evolved
Fossils of Ailurarctos, an extinct panda relative, are oldest known evidence for the radial sesamoid

Ian Sample Science editor

30, Jun, 2022 @6:56 PM

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Earliest Pacific seafarers were matrilocal society, study suggests
DNA analysis of 164 individuals from 2,800 to 300 years ago shows men would move to be with their wives

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

30, Jun, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Nerve-cooling implant could offer pain relief alternative to opioids, say researchers
Device which can dissolve in the body represents an ‘engineering approach to treating pain’

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

30, Jun, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Sir Colin Blakemore obituary
Neuroscientist, persuasive science communicator and advocate for rationality and openness

Georgina Ferry

29, Jun, 2022 @4:21 PM

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Dogs arose from two populations of wolves, study finds
Dogs genetically most similar to ancient Siberian wolves, but they are not direct ancestors and plenty of questions remain

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

29, Jun, 2022 @3:55 PM

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AI could improve welfare of farmed chickens by listening to their squawks
The technology correctly distinguished distress calls from other barn noises with 97% accuracy

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

28, Jun, 2022 @11:06 PM

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Do we need a new theory of evolution?
The long read: A new wave of scientists argues that mainstream evolutionary theory needs an urgent overhaul. Their opponents have dismissed them as misguided careerists – and the conflict may determine the future of biology

Stephen Buranyi

28, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Close your eyes and try to stay grounded | Brief letters
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27, Jun, 2022 @4:08 PM

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Did you solve it? Are you smart enough to work for Elon Musk?
The answers to today’s planetary perplexities

Alex Bellos

27, Jun, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Can you solve it? Are you smart enough to work for Elon Musk?
The favourite interview question of the world’s richest man

Alex Bellos

27, Jun, 2022 @6:13 AM

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