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January 6, 2014

 

Artist's rendition of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft nearing the red planet

Life Might Have Liked Parts Of Ancient Mars

While there's still no evidence that life evolved on Mars, we now know that it at least could have.

December 16, 2013

 

Two crows take flight

What’s With All These Crows?

Some come in flocks. Some come in droves. And some come in murders.

November 22, 2013

 

Close-up of a tabby cat's face

U.S. Cats Responsible For Billions Of Bird Deaths, Study Finds

New research reveals how many birds are killed by cats each year. The numbers will alarm you!

October 15, 2013

 

Measuring The Ages Of Globular Star Clusters

Astronomers have found a new and more accurate way to measure the ages of huge groups of stars called globular clusters.

October 1, 2013

 

A statue of Paul Revere under a canopy of green trees

The British Are Coming! A Story About Plant-Pathogen Relationships

We in the Animal Kingdom aren't the only ones who can sound an alarm when enemies attack. In their own way, plant proteins do it too.

August 26, 2013

 

A pile of dirt against a white background

Revealing The Fungus Among Us

Chantrelle or portabella are fungi we think about while ordering dinner, but this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to fungi.

August 14, 2013

 

newborn baby sleeping in black and white photo

Is It Healthy To Be Born With Bacteria?

Did you know we might be born with our own gut bacteria?

August 12, 2013

 

A bottlenose dolphin leaps from the water.

Signature Whistles: Do Dolphins Have Names?

Scientists have found new evidence that bottlenose dolphins may address each other by name.

August 1, 2013

 

A male tungara frog (Engystomops_pustulosus) emits its mating call.

For The Tungara Frog, Two Cues Are Better Than One

Mate selection is tricky business. Here's how one amphibian merges two senses to narrow down its options.

July 31, 2013

 

Close-up of white bush honeysuckle blossom

How Invasive Plants Can Bully Natives Underground

Researchers at Indiana University Bloomington dig a little deeper into how non-native plant species take over ecosystems.

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