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Reclining with a laptop on my couch in Brooklyn, I searched "buy lizard online" and clicked the first link. I filled my cart with a... [Read More]
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For most insects, water is a death trap. These alkali flies cover themselves with a bubble of air to dip into a salty lake. [Read More]
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Mathematicians found that bridges wobble suddenly when a critical crowed threshold is exceeded, and developed a model to predict it in future bridges. [Read More]
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Scientists may have had more luck tracking down how some fungi glow than you may have hunting bioluminescent mushrooms, a reporter discovered. [Read More]
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It's the season for fairy-tale mushroom hunting. To be seen, not be eaten. [Read More]
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A new genetic analysis reveals the tactics that helped fungi in the Armillaria genus get so good at expanding and killing host plants. [Read More]
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Jeremy, the internationally known left-coiled-shell brown garden snail, has died, shortly after an equally left-coiled-shell mate was found. [Read More]
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Jeremy, the internationally known left-coiled-shell brown garden snail, has died, shortly after an equally left-coiled-shell mate was found. [Read More]
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When scientists salvaged recordings from a remote spot in a national park in Alaska, they heard footsteps, sniffs, huffs, a series of crunches, then silence. [Read More]
The unusual snail won fame for a worldwide campaign to find a mate that ended with two suitable partners preferring each other instead. He eventually... [Read More]
A genetic analysis showed that a stick insect found on another island was the same species as one that had been wiped out by rats... [Read More]
The Vangunu Giant Rat, Uromys vika, is no longer legend, but scientific fact according to a report in the Journal of Mammalogy last week. [Read More]
A chance encounter with a falling tree let scientists finally confirm the existence of a legendary rodent species in the South Pacific. [Read More]
A new collection from the photographer Emmet Gowin delivers an appreciation for the hidden ties between humans and moths as well as art and science. [Read More]
New research done at Año Nuevo State Park in Pescadero, California, suggests that elephant seals use rhythm to recognize and respond to other members of... [Read More]
Hybridization has nearly wiped out bird species in the past, so researchers studied whether mallard ducks could put pressure on less-common Mottled ducks. [Read More]
Stop. Drop the sponge and step away from the microwave. [Read More]
The light and dark created when the moon blocks the sun create great confusion for human vision — and for the machines we make. [Read More]
Turtle-headed sea snakes that live closer to humans develop darker skin, which may be like a pollution trap that they shed. [Read More]
A study of the bacteria that proliferate in kitchen sponges alarmed many readers. But do not despair, there are some simple solutions. [Read More]
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