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Life sciences/Organismal biology/Morphology

A look back through our archives for classic books still worth reading.

The tail’s odd shape offers a rare combination of control and flexibility that could prove useful in robotics, defense systems, or biomedicine.

The beetling brows and forward thrusting faces of the classical Neandertal may have evolved before other characteristic features of their skulls, according to a new report.
Scientists have finally decoded the genome of a jelly-like animal called a ctenophore, and their work suggests that early animal evolution may not have proceeded in a linear way.