Tara Yarlagadda

Tara is a freelance writer and multimedia storyteller based in Los Angeles. She is Inverse's nature science writer.
Son of man
Counterintuitive study reveals 1 strange result of human evolution
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Prominent noses may explain a critical difference between humans and other apes.
Worm Wonders
An eyeless worm has upended scientific understanding of color
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New research suggests roundworms can perceive color without eyes, raising questions about the evolution of color discrimination in animals.
Intelligent Life
This surprising cephalopod challenges our understanding of human evolution
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New research shines a light on the origins of intelligence.
Green Eats
What diet is worst for the environment? Carbon footprint study reveals
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"Human food systems are a key contributor to climate change."
Ancient humans
New study pinpoints 1 essential way Neanderthals were like us
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Scientists have found yet another similarity between these ancient peoples and modern humans.
Catfished
This animal uses a brutal catfishing method to entice sex
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Male songbirds are canceled.
Family tree
4-million-year-old hand debunks a popular theory of human evolution
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New research reveals insight into the common ancestor of humans and chimpanzees.
nature walk
The best adventure game on Apple Arcade will change the way you think about nature
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Reconnect with Mother Nature through a simple swipe of your phone.
Gentle Giant
The secret to cancer research may lie in this 1 marine mammal
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New research finds that whales express a high turnover rate of tumor suppressor genes, which could be the key to their long life.
Revised history
10,000-year-old dog bone changes what we know about the first Americans
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New research conducts a genetic analysis of an 10,150-year-old dog bone, revealing the oldest confirmed dog remains in the Americas.
Slime Time
Single-cell organism's memories change our understanding of intelligent life
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Even the simplest of creatures may be able to make memories.
A Dog's World
Are dogs self-aware? A new study reveals what canines think
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Dogs likely understand "the consequences of their own actions."
Busy Bee
Honeybees use 1 clever trick to solve numerical problems
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Your grade school math teacher would not approve.
DNA Data
Neanderthal DNA may influence your Covid-19 risk — here’s why
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Recent scientific research shows how two different Neanderthal genes can confer protection against Covid-19 — as well as higher risks for severe Covid-19.
Ice, Ice Baby
Unexpected life found deep beneath the Antarctic ice shelf — study
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It's still unknown how the lifeforms got there.
The Sound of Music
Listen to the haunting music of ancient peoples for first time in 18,000 years
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Sound on, people.
Reel Science
Netflix's best drama of 2021 reveals how 1 ancient grave changed human history
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You need to watch this prestige picture ASAP.
Nature Watch
Scientists debunk long-held theory about loving nature
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A new study of the Amazon explores what it means to appreciate the outdoors.
Climate Crisis
Does climate change cause allergies? Pollen study reveals a drastic switch
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People in certain regions may be more vulnerable to allergy spikes.
Swamp Stories
Otherworldly fairy circles reveal "optimistic signal for recovery"
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These strange circles may be an important ecological sign.