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We discovered a 115,000-year-old iguana nest fossil in the Bahamas

Anthony J. Martin, Emory University and Melissa Hage, Emory University A pregnant iguana dug into a vegetated sand dune about 115,000 years ago on a...

Social distancing works – just ask lobsters, ants and vampire bats

Dana Hawley, Virginia Tech and Julia Buck, University of North Carolina Wilmington Social distancing to combat COVID-19 is profoundly impacting society, leaving many people wondering...

Curious Kids: How are cats declawed, and is it painful?

Ilana Halperin, University of California, Davis Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert...

Principle behind Google’s April Fools’ pigeon prank proves more than a...

Edward Wasserman, University of Iowa; Richard Levenson, University of California, Davis, and Victor Navarro, University of Iowa Google’s 2002 April Fools’ Day joke purportedly disclosed...

What elephants’ unique brain structures suggest about their mental abilities

Bob Jacobs, Colorado College Conservationists have designated August 12 as World Elephant Day to raise awareness about conserving these majestic animals. Elephants have many engaging...

What is it about yawning?

Christine Calder, Mississippi State University You know the feeling. It’s impossible to resist. You just need to yawn. A yawn consists of an extended gaping of...

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Why do Americans say ‘bay-zle’ and the English say ‘baa-zle’?

Christine Mallinson, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an...