Evolution

Summer/19

New fossil analyses upend the old story about sloth evolution.

Winter/17

Two experiments reveal the genetic connections between fins and digits.

07.14.2015

University of Chicago paleontologist David Raup, SB’53, died of pneumonia July 9 in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. He was 82.

07.02.2015

First detailed analysis of the woolly mammoth’s DNA reveals how it adapted to Arctic life.

Spring/15

Professor Matthew Stephens discusses statistical variation and repetition.
May–June/15

The discovery of two species suggests greater variety of the earliest mammaliaforms.

Jan–Feb/14

In his new book, anthropologist Russell Tuttle synthesizes decades of research to identify the characteristics that set our species apart.