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Gators, Crocs Are Smarter Than We Thought

| Erik Stokstad | Posted 12.08.2013 | Science

As predators go, there are lots of reasons to respect alligators and crocodiles. They hide patiently for hours, then launch a sudden attack with the s...

Building a Nuclear Reactor, Rolling a Ball of Poop in a Straight Line: What's the Diff?

Ken White | Posted 04.30.2013 | San Francisco
Ken White

Readers of my posts know I'm drawn to discoveries which shorten that perceived distance between Homo sapiens and the rest of the animals on Mother Earth. It's not that I don't think we're special; rather, it's that I think all of life is special.

WATCH: Brainy Bird Makes, Uses Tool To Fetch Food

| Posted 11.06.2012 | Science

By Virginia Morell Figaro may not be as talented an inventor as Leonardo da Vinci, but among Goffin's cockatoos, he's a prodigy. In their natural ha...