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Bluebirds, babies, and orgasms: the women scientists who fought Darwinism’s sexist myths

by Angela Saini

Sarah Blaffer Hrdy and Patricia Gowaty were pioneers. Yet their work is still contentious—and their contribution all too often ignored

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Did Darwin miss something? The 100-year-old book that rivalled “The Origin of Species”—and still shapes science today

by Phillip Ball

In “On Growth and Form,” D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson argued that organisms are shaped less by adaptive evolutionary function and more…

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