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Podcast: The rise of skeletons, species-blurring hybrids, and getting rightfully ditched by a taxi

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H. melpomene and H. numata mating in an insectary

Raul González Alegría

This week we chat about why it’s hard to get a taxi to nowhere, why bones came onto the scene some 550 million years ago, and how targeting bacteria’s predilection for iron might make better vaccines, with Online News Editor Catherine Matacic. Plus, Science’s Alexa Billow talks with news writer Elizabeth Pennisi about the way hybrids muck up the concept of species and turn the evolutionary tree into a tangled web.  

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[Image: Raul González Alegría; Music: Jeffrey Cook]

DOI: 10.1126/science.aal0397

Sarah Crespi

Sarah Crespi is the Senior Multimedia Producer at Science and host of the Science Magazine Podcast.