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All in the head; what gives us our oddly-shaped brain?
How touching noses sheds light on what we see
Coming up for air
Heated eyes give swordfish deep-sea ‘night vision’
Making waves; how moving our arms as we talk signals our ‘inner fish’
Blind evolution gives eyeless fish sleepless nights
What the fish have to say about how we found a voice
The reptile that almost became a fish
Bats; hunters that see in sound
Elephants’ aquatic ancestors; just below the surface
Learning to sing under water
Feeling the fear: the ecology of our most basic emotion
Seeing red: for happy faces, or snakes in the grass?
How did our stable body temperatures evolve?
On the tip of my tongue
Putting things into words
Gut feelings; are microbes in your intestines dictating your mood?
What's so different about human speech?
Riddles in code; is there a gene for language?
Upon reflection; what can we really see in mirror neurons?
More than meets the eye; what is ‘seeing’?
Love in a time of Prozac; how did our emotions evolve?
What is language?
A sense of protection: is the immune system an extension of our minds?
Is my dog conscious?
Can you make a brain the size of a human neuron?
Could your brain be five times bigger?
Do insects copulate with flowers?
Do birds have orgasms?
Are there Martians?
Can insects use tools?
Do animals use cosmetics?
Are dung-beetles astronomers?
Do animals ever go to hospital?
Do whales enjoy cocktail parties?
Can a fly ride a bicycle?
Can you fly using a comb?
Are dead animals ever alive?
Can sponges see?
Can kangaroos fly?
Can snakes glide?
Are crocodiles world travellers?
Can you starve at a banquet?
Can mushrooms hunt?
Can flies get drunk?
Are sponges dangerous?
Can you reinvent a sabre tooth?
Can you live on only water?
You can farm fish, but can fish farm?
Are ants shepherds?
Do plants need sunlight?
Are there aquatic flowers?
Are there extraterrestrials?
Are plants warm-blooded?
Can life survive in boiling water?
Do florists stock fungi?
Are clouds alive?
Can you have blue blood?
Can dandruff be green?
Can an ant turn into a berry?
Are there terrestrial mammals in New Zealand?
Can an animal turn itself into an amoeba?
Is the ichneumon beautiful?
Can humans interbreed with other species?
Can you see heat?
Are humans unique?
Ronald A. Fisher
Thomas Henry Huxley
George Gaylord Simpson
Sir David Attenborough
Nicky Clayton, University of Cambridge
Simon Conway Morris, University of Cambridge
Robert Foley, University of Cambridge
Anjali Goswami, University College London
Peter Grubb, University of Cambridge
Elizabeth Harper, University of Cambridge
Michael Hendy, University of Otago
Rebecca Kilner, University of Cambridge
Peter Kjærgaard, Natural History Museum of Denmark
Eugene Koonin, NCBI
Carenza Lewis, University of Lincoln
Jonathan Losos, Harvard University
Ard Louis, University of Oxford
Nikku Madhusudhan, University of Cambridge
L. Mahadevan, Harvard University
Mark Maslin, University College London
George McGhee, Rutgers University
Josh Mylne, University of Western Australia
Ian Roberts, University of Cambridge
Peter Robinson, University of Cambridge
Walter Salzburger, University of Basel
Anders Sandberg, University of Oxford
Eörs Szathmáry, Eötvös Loránd University
Geerat Vermeij, University of California, Davis
Matthew Wills, University of Bath
Richard Wrangham, Harvard University
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