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Smelling in stereo – the real reason snakes have flicking, forked...

Kurt Schwenk, University of Connecticut As dinosaurs lumbered through the humid cycad forests of ancient South America 180 million...

A volcanic eruption 39 million years ago buried a forest in...

Deborah Woodcock, Clark University and Herb Meyer, National Park Service In the hills outside the small village of Sexi,...

Lab–grown embryos and human–monkey hybrids: Medical marvels or ethical missteps?

Sahotra Sarkar, The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts In Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel “Brave New...

January warm spells, March freezes: How plants manage the shift from...

Richard B. Primack, Boston University Weather patterns across the U.S. have felt like a roller coaster ride for the...

Figs show that nonnative species can invade ecosystems by forming unexpected...

Jared Bernard, University of Hawaii While surveying the Hawaiian island of Kauai in search of invasive plants in 2017, botanist Kelsey Brock spotted something unusal:...

Virgin births from parthenogenesis: How females from some species can reproduce...

Mercedes Burns, University of Maryland, Baltimore County An Asian water dragon hatched from an egg at the Smithsonian National Zoo, and her keepers were shocked....

Museum specimens could help fight the next pandemic – why preserving...

Jocelyn P. Colella, University of Kansas and Bryan McLean, University of North Carolina – Greensboro Imagine yourself as the first naturalist to stand in a...

Bitter battles between stinkbugs and carnivorous mice could hold clues for...

Lauren Koenig, Michigan State University It’s hard to appreciate the value of pain when we feel it, but most living things would not survive without...

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