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People navigate cities in much the same way animals navigate their environments. Max Böhme/Unsplash

Cellphone data shows that people navigate by keeping their destinations in front of them – even when that’s not the most efficient route

As you’re walking through city streets on your way to work, school or appointments, you probably feel like you’re taking the most efficient route. Thanks to evolution, you’re probably not.
The bodies of comb jellies like Mertensia ovum are soft, meaning they rarely fossilize. (Alexander Semenov)

Finding a rare fossilized comb jelly reveals new gaps in the fossil record

Fossilized comb jellies, or ctenophores, are rare because the creatures are almost completely soft-bodied. Rare fossil finds are helping us learn more about ancient animals and evolution.
Fossil of the skull and. mandibles of the new species. Alberto Valenciano

Fossil find introduces a new ancestor to the jackal family tree

Jackals appeared and established themselves in Africa in at least the last five million years. These animals have evolved and adapted to the changing environment, allowing them to survive.

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