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Not all genes are necessary for survival – these species dropped...

Jessica M. Velez, University of Tennessee; Alison Gerken, Kansas State University, and Amey Redkar, Universidad de Córdoba Humans, the latest tally suggests, have approximately 21,000...

The womb isn’t sterile – healthy babies are born with bacteria...

Kent Willis, University of Tennessee For the last hundred years, scientists have believed that humans develop in a womb that remains sterile and completely isolated...

The new field of sonogenetics uses sound waves to control the...

Sreekanth Chalasani, University of California San Diego What if you didn’t need surgery to implant a pacemaker on a faulty heart? What if you could...

How fireflies glow – and what signals they’re sending

Clyde Sorenson, North Carolina State University You might not really be sure you saw what you think you saw when the first one shows up....

Spider glue’s sticky secret revealed by new genetic research

Sarah Stellwagen, University of Maryland, Baltimore County What do all of the over 45,000 described spider species on Earth have in common? Each makes at...

Giant mosquitoes flourish in floodwaters that hurricanes leave behind

Michael Reiskind, North Carolina State University After Hurricane Florence, reports started rolling in of “giant mosquito” sightings – and bitings – throughout North Carolina. What’s...

Caught on camera: The fossa, Madagascar’s elusive top predator

Asia Murphy, Pennsylvania State University Mention wildlife on Madagascar and the first thing listeners probably picture is the island’s famed lemurs. As many people know,...

Meet the ocean creatures that use a mesh of mucus to...

Kelly Sutherland, University of Oregon All animals must eat to survive. If you’ve heard the term “grazer” before, it may bring to mind familiar farm...

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Why people trust sharing economy strangers more than their colleagues

Mareike Möhlmann, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick Trust is a crucial element in any relationship, not least when financial transactions are taking place. The...