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Why You’ll Never Look at Little Red Riding Hood the Same Way Again

Okay, so this is COOL. Using techniques developed for the study of evolutionary biology, scientists have traced certain folk stories back to the Bronze Age. Stories, in their telling and retelling, accumulate changes in plot, characters, and settings. In fact, they behave a lot like living organisms, which build up mutations in the genes that … Continue reading Why You’ll Never Look at Little Red Riding Hood the Same Way Again »