Life

  1. Fossils

    Watery fate for nature’s gliders

    Fossil bones hint that sea-level increases doomed Atlantic albatross populations.

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  2. Brain

    Memories are made with sleep

    Sleep can rescue memories that are starting to fade.

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  3. Animals

    Walks on the wild side

    Animals that roam widely in the wild do more poorly in zoos than those with smaller ranges.

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  4. Animals

    Figuring out what makes dogs tick

    Biologists have deciphered a poodle's DNA to learn about the genes that decide what dogs are like.

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  5. Fossils

    A really big (but extinct) rodent

    A rodent about the size of a bison once roamed the riverbanks of ancient Venezuela.

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  6. Animals

    No fair: Monkey sees, doesn’t

    Some monkeys may have a sense of what's fair and what's not.

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  7. Brain

    Grades Slipping? Check for Snoring

    Children who snore a lot are more likely to struggle with their schoolwork.

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  8. Animals

    Frog chemist creates a deadlier poison

    A poisonous frog takes up a toxin from its food and makes the chemical even more potent.

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  9. Genetics

    A DNA Clue to Reading Troubles

    Scientists have identified a gene involved in a learning disorder called dyslexia.

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  10. Animals

    Delivering a little snake venom

    Poisonous snakes may control the amount of venom that they inject.

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  11. Genetics

    Baby swaps, crime scenes, and DNA testing

    By looking at animal DNA, investigators are solving crimes and conservationists are helping save endangered species.

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  12. Animals

    Like mother, like daughter

    Scientists have for the first time created a horse by cloning.

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