Life

  1. Animals

    Male baboons get mellow

    Females may get male baboons to tone down violent behavior and become more cooperative.

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  2. Animals

    Snagging insects, hummingbird style

    A hummingbird has an unexpectedly flexible lower bill to help it catch bugs.

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  3. Animals

    Ganging up to grab more food

    Food-snitching birds may drive wolves to hunt in large packs.

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  4. Animals

    Sea otters, kelp, and killer whales

    Learning more about sea otters can help rescue the animals and save coastal ecosystems.

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  5. Brain

    Grannies give gift of longer life

    Kids tend to live longer when a grandmother takes part in their daily lives.

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  6. Animals

    Some birds heed a monkey’s warnings

    An African forest bird can tell which monkey alarm calls to pay attention to.

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  7. Genetics

    A butterfly’s new green glow

    Scientists have tweaked a butterfly's genes to make its eyes glow green.

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  8. Fossils

    Winged insects may go way back

    A fossil's mouthparts hint that winged insects lived on Earth 400 million years ago.

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  9. Brain

    Reading Verbs Revs Up Your Brain

    Silently reading the word "dance" gets your brain to react as though you're really dancing.

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  10. Genetics

    Animal clones: Double trouble?

    From agriculture to medicine to law, animal cloning to create genetic twins could change our lives.

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  11. Animals

    A bowerbird’s guide to style

    To attract a mate, male bowerbirds go for a cheaper, low-key look instead of showy decorations.

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  12. Brain

    What Video Games Can Teach Us

    If used in the right way, video and computer games can inspire learning and improve some skills.

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