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A new book tells tales of the life aquatic
Her unorthodox research showed us that chimpanzees are far more human than we thought
Animals are adapting to pollutants in surprising and often costly ways
Fish don’t have a reputation for smarts, but species that co-evolved with catfish know to avoid them
Chernobyl's nuclear disaster reveals the unpredictability of evolution
She survived world wars, anti-Semitism, and decades of exposure to early radiochemistry
Advanced eyesight might have paved the way for better brains and complex thought
Survival of the fittest evolves in the genes
"It's bizarre to see this kind of enzyme in anything with a face"
The antiviral has had a charmed life, failing multiple times but coming back again and again
An accidental genome duplication (or two) created the highest frequency electrical discharge known in animals.
Stifled by sexism in Europe, she made foundational discoveries in astronomy after coming to the US
The University of Chicago astronomer talks about getting a galaxy named after herself and fighting for telescope time
From childhood, she preferred 'to stay up and watch the stars than go to sleep'
Famous for camouflage, their visual communication turns out to run even deeper
Scientists have found that plants like Canada goldenrod deploy defenses against insects on scent
Studying these enormous animals requires close collaboration between scientists and aquariums
She worked out a kink in general relativity and kickstarted the field of abstract algebra
And the scientists who found it got pictures
Climate change, mental illness, and disease outbreaks
Homebound humans allow Mother Nature to stretch her legs, but that doesn't mean our current situation is a good thing
Hailing from the desert, cats sneer in the face of heatwaves
By moving to cooler areas inside the egg, turtle embryos can influence their own sex, and maybe ward off climate change too
Pfizer made a big news splash, but is their mRNA vaccine a silver bullet?
C. elegans turn their aging bodies into food for their children