Life

  1. Animals

    Lucky survival for black cats

    A cat's black color may date back to a mutation that also protected the felines from diseases a long time ago.

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  2. Animals

    Fish nests with pizzazz

    Fish known as three-spined sticklebacks go gaga over decorating their nests.

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  3. Plants

    Slower growth, greater warmth

    A shift toward slower-growing trees might make Earth's climate warm up even faster.

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  4. Fossils

    Dino-dining dinosaurs

    Some dinosaurs may have actually eaten each other.

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  5. Environment

    Cliff snails and rock climbers

    Rock climbers can accidentally wipe out communities of cliff snails.

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  6. Environment

    Less mixing can affect lake’s ecosystem

    Warming a large lake can cut microorganism populations and disturb its food chain.

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  7. Environment

    The down side of keeping clean

    Chemicals we use to clean and disinfect could be damaging the environment by killing off algae at the food chain's base.

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  8. Animals

    Shoot the poop

    Some caterpillars get rid of their waste with ballistic force.

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  9. Fossils

    Fossil fly from Antarctica

    A tiny fly fossil has turned up about 500 kilometers from the South Pole.

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  10. Brain

    Watching the Brain Learn to Read

    As kids learn to read, the left side of the brain gradually takes over from the right.

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  11. Animals

    Childhood chills give bees six left feet

    If the bees are raised in cold temperatures, their dancing skills seem to go down the drain.

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  12. Health & Medicine

    Gut germs to the rescue

    Many of the bacteria that live in our intestines may help keep us healthy.

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