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Adaptive Aesthetics

False Assumptions

A Matter of Degrees

Life in the Soil

Comparing the rewards of small-scale farming to those recounted by Thoreau

Planting Memories

Forget the opium, savor the poppy flowers

Holey Wings and a Holy Grail

Science has its rewards and punishments

baby gray whale on top of mother

Gray Whales Revealed

Discover gray whales in the isolated San Ignacio lagoon

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Despite warnings by biologists and geneticists, eminent individuals and venerable institutions helped promote a false theory that led to sterilizations and genocide.

Fossilized cell remnants in 3.4 billion-year-old bedrock are from primitive microbes. 

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An Okinawa citrus species arose two million years ago when the Ryukyu archipelago disconnected from Asia.