Life

  1. Microbes

    Fungus hunt

    Scientists are collecting information to create a family tree for fungi (and mushrooms).

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  2. Animals

    Sleepless at Sea

    Some marine moms and babies stay awake for weeks after the infants are born.

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  3. Animals

    Dolphin Sponge Moms

    Young dolphins learn tool use from their mothers.

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  4. Plants

    Fastest Plant on Earth

    The bunchberry dogwood shoots pollen into the air at an amazing speed.

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  5. Animals

    Clone wars

    Armies of sea anemones attack each other in raging wars.

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  6. Brain

    The smell of trust

    A whiff of a brain chemical known as oxytocin may make people more trusting when making a deal.

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  7. Brain

    Making sense of scents

    Different smells light up different parts of the brain.

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  8. Health & Medicine

    Nature’s medicines

    Projects by young scientists show how plants and animals in nature can be a source of new medicines.

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  9. Animals

    New mammals

    Wildlife biologists have discovered a new type of monkey and an unusual rodent.

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  10. Animals

    A Jellyfish’s Blurry View

    Some types of jellyfish have great eyes that can't focus.

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  11. Animals

    Glimpses of a Legendary Woodpecker

    Long feared extinct, the ivory-billed woodpecker has been spotted in Arkansas.

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  12. Animals

    Awake at Night

    Mutant fruit flies can get by with less sleep than these insects normally need.

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