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Construct an explanation based on evidence for how natural selection leads to adaptation of populations.

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  1. Tech

    Virtual critters evolve bodies that help them learn

    A combination of evolution and learning may lead to more intelligent and agile robots.

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  2. Animals

    A dog’s breed doesn’t say much about its behavior

    Many people associate dog breeds with specific behavioral traits. But breed appears to account for only about 9 percent of behavioral differences.

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  3. Tech

    Smartphones can now bring Ice Age animals back to ‘life’

    Scientists bring Ice Age creatures to life with augmented reality. You can view these creatures in your own world on a smartphone.

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  4. Animals

    The scent of queen ‘murder hornets’ can lure males into traps

    Traps baited with compounds found in the mating pheromone of hornet queens attracted thousands of males.

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  5. Animals

    Surprise! Sixteen tiny wasp species found masquerading as one

    Scientists used new and old tools to overturn 160-year-old ideas about this wasp. They show you can’t tell a wasp by its looks.

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  6. Fossils

    Dinos may have had the sniffles 150 million years ago

    A respiratory infection that spread to air sacs in the vertebrae of a sauropod dinosaur likely led to the dino's now-fossilized bone lesions.

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  7. Animals

    Newfound ‘bambootula’ spider lives inside bamboo stems

    A YouTuber discovered a new tarantula genus living in bamboo near his home in Thailand. It’s the only tarantula known to choose such a habitat.

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  8. Archaeology

    Our species may have reached Europe while Neandertals were there

    Archaeological finds from an ancient French rock-shelter show periodic settlements by both populations, just not at the same time.

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  9. Animals

    Mysterious kunga is the oldest known human-bred hybrid animal

    People bred these animals — part donkey, part wild ass — some 4,500 years ago, probably for use in fighting wars.

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