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5.28.2020 11:30 PM
Are viruses alive?
The science behind virus evolution.
5.28.2020 8:00 PM
Brood IX: Why 2020's cicada visit will be different than past arrivals
The 17-year cicadas are spreading across the Eastern United States.
5.27.2020 6:22 PM
Paleontologists discover rare signs of dinosaur cannibalism in Colorado
Theropod dinosaurs like Allosaurus likely resorted to scavenging and cannibalism to make it through the toughest times finds new research.
5.25.2020 3:00 PM
Camera footage reveals "unexpected cultural diversity" in groups of chimps
Humans' closest primate relative are proving the point with their cultural differences.
5.22.2020 9:00 PM
The science behind why dolphins in Australia are delivering "gifts"
With fewer humans around, Australian dolphins are turning to an old trick.
5.21.2020 9:00 PM
Animal evolution explains why social distancing is so difficult
"Challenging social environments can directly affect health and well-being."
Life, uh, finds a way
5.21.2020 6:00 PM
Bumblebees have learned to hack plants
Bumblebees nibble on flowerless plants to make them bloom early, reports a new study. This potentially helps struggling bee populations find more pollen.
Color Me Coral
5.21.2020 3:00 PM
Vibrantly colorful coral revealed as a last-ditch survival response
A new study finds that glowing bluish-purple or neon pink is a reaction some corals have to the effects of climate change. This transformation could help them survive.
5.18.2020 11:00 PM
Covid-19 & cooking: The factors you should know to reduce food waste
Treat your home like a restaurant:
5.15.2020 4:09 PM
Viral social distancing photo spotlights an enduring cat mystery
A cat behaviorist explains why felines love circles.
5.14.2020 11:00 PM
For the surprisingly slow T. rex "life was a marathon, not a sprint" — study
When you're on top, you can take it easy.
Shake It Up
5.14.2020 6:00 PM
Scientists discover a surprise rumbling beneath a sacred Hawaiian volcano
In the time it takes you to empty the dishwasher, a tiny earthquake has erupted in Hawaii.
5.13.2020 6:22 PM
Catnip's double-evolution explains why cats love this plant
Catnip's evolutionary history is key to its powerful effect on felines.
5.9.2020 1:00 PM
6 bugs more metal than the “murder hornet"
Oh, you're afraid of the "murder hornet"? It's time to expand your horizons.
5.8.2020 4:00 AM
An animal once linked to Covid-19 could be the key to better treatment
Researchers are still learning about the unique animal's immune response to the coronavirus.
5.7.2020 9:23 PM
“Murder hornets" explained: Their scariest threat is not their venomous sting
Everyone is bugging out about a nasty, giant hornet — but the ecosystem has the most to worry about.
5.7.2020 6:07 PM
Polar vortex 2020: The science behind the spring cold snap
After a mild winter, some of the United States can expect to see snow.
5.7.2020 3:51 PM
Strange science explains why some animals are cool with cannibalism
An ancient way of life may explain a larger, morbid trend.
5.5.2020 12:00 PM
Why sourdough is having a moment
NYC bakers show you the
and a microbiologist reveals the
Mind and Body
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