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LOOK: Scientists Unearth Ancient Sea Monster's Brain

LOOK: Scientists Unearth Ancient Sea Monster's Brain

Tia Ghose  07.17.2014
A spectacularly well-preserved sea monster that once prowled the oceans during the Cambrian Period has been unearthed in China. The 520-million-year-old...
What These STEM College Women Are Doing This Summer

What These STEM College Women Are Doing This Summer

07.16.2014
Having graduated from a women's college with a degree in biology, I thought it would be fun to see what my fellow STEM sisters are doing...
Here's How Food Choices May Help You Avoid Jet Lag

Here's How Food Choices May Help You Avoid Jet Lag

Jacqueline Howard  07.11.2014
Has science found a new way to beat jet lag? A new study adds to a growing body of evidence that what you eat may affect your internal...
Gorilla Sniffers Discover Subtle Way Big Males Communicate

Gorilla Sniffers Discover Subtle Way Big Males Communicate

Tia Ghose  07.10.2014
Silverback gorillas can broadcast their presence with a stinky stench, or turn off their scent to hide from strangers, new research suggests....
Scientists Discover How Giraffes' Spindly Legs Support All That Weight

Scientists Discover How Giraffes' Spindly Legs Support All That Weight

Jacqueline Howard  07. 7.2014
The average giraffe weighs a ton -- literally. How do giraffes' spindly legs stand up to that immense weight without buckling? Researchers...
LOOK: First-Ever Chimp 'Dictionary' Compiled By Scientists Overseas

LOOK: First-Ever Chimp 'Dictionary' Compiled By Scientists Overseas

Macrina Cooper-White  07. 7.2014
Our closest living relatives are pretty darn smart. Chimpanzees have complex social lives, and research has shown that they use tools ...
Scientists Solve Strange Shrimp Vision Puzzle

Scientists Solve Strange Shrimp Vision Puzzle

Hassan DuRant  07. 7.2014
The colorful little guy pictured above puts the eyes of every other animal to shame. Whereas humans receive color information via three...
Aquarium Fish May Be Much Smarter Than We Thought

Aquarium Fish May Be Much Smarter Than We Thought

Tia Ghose  07. 4.2014
Move over, chimpanzees — there's a new brainiac in town, and this one has gills. A species of aquarium fish has a surprisingly long...
Milking One Of The World's Most Venomous Fish Is No Day At The Beach

Milking One Of The World's Most Venomous Fish Is No Day At The Beach

William Goodman  06.30.2014
What if you were offered a chance to get up close and personal with one of the most venomous fish in the world? If you're like most people,...
This New Tiny Creature Has... Elephant Genes?

This New Tiny Creature Has... Elephant Genes?

06.29.2014
By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - A new mammal discovered in the remote desert of western Africa resembles a long-nosed mouse...
REVEALED: How Animals Fool Their Lovers

REVEALED: How Animals Fool Their Lovers

Jillian Rose Lim  06.26.2014
Chances are you've tried to hide a runny nose and cough when you're sick at the office or around family members, and a new study finds...
WATCH: Bizarre Bacterial 'Swimming' Explained

WATCH: Bizarre Bacterial 'Swimming' Explained

Tanya Lewis  06.25.2014
Bacteria are some of the simplest organisms, yet they are capable of surprisingly complex behavior. When Bacillus subtilis bacteria, a...
A Day in the Life of a Field Biologist: The Itch-and-Scratch Complex

A Day in the Life of a Field Biologist: The Itch-and-Scratch Complex

06.18.2014
I love insects, which is probably why I became a scientist, focusing on these extraordinary critters and their relationships with plants...
Oral Sex Bears Have Scientists Scratching Their Heads

Oral Sex Bears Have Scientists Scratching Their Heads

Ryan Grenoble  06.17.2014
Birds do it. Bees do it. Bears do it too--but some bears do it a bit differently. Researchers from Poland are reporting that a pair of...