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March-April 1999 Volume 87, Number 2
Close bonding between a pet and its owner is one of the rewards of
animal domestication. Over the course of a remarkable 40-year experiment
in Siberia, such bonds have formed between the experimenters and foxes
they have raised in domestic conditions. ...
Foxes bred for tamability in a 40-year experiment exhibit remarkable transformations that suggest an interplay between behavioral genetics and development
Fishing spiders move over water in ways that appear perplexing, yet the mechanics of their locomotion yield readily to experimental analysis
The progress of southwestern North America across a plume may demonstrate a previously overlooked form of mountain building
Studies of a very ancient protein suggest that changes in gene regulation are an important part of the evolutionary story
Human language may have evolved from manual gestures, which survive today as a "behavioral fossil" coupled to speech
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A review of The Touchstone of Life: Molecular Information, Cell Communication, and the Foundations of Life, by Werner R. Loewenstein.
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