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Silent Canopies

By Jef Akst | May 1, 2016

A spate of howler monkey deaths in Nicaragua, Panama, and Ecuador has researchers scrambling to identify the cause.

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What’s in a Voice?

By Kerry Grens | May 1, 2016

More than you think (or could make use of)

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Slumber Numbers

By Jef Akst | March 1, 2016

Ideas abound for why some animal species sleep so much more than others, but definitive data are elusive.

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iDarwin

By Jef Akst | February 1, 2016

A synthetic interview with the father of evolutionary theory, now available as a smartphone app, teaches students and the public about the famed biologist.

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To Retain a Brain

By Karen Zusi | January 1, 2016

Exceptional neural fossil preservation helps answer questions about ancient arthropod evolution.

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Urban Owl-Fitters

By Jef Akst | December 1, 2015

How birds with an innate propensity for living among humans are establishing populations in cities

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Microbesity

By Jenny Rood | November 1, 2015

Obesity appears linked to the gut microbiome. How and why is still a mystery—but scientists have plenty of ideas.

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TB over Time

By Jef Akst | August 1, 2015

Eighteenth-century DNA sequences yield insights into the history of tuberculosis infections.

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High-Flying Ducks

By Sarah Hewitt | July 1, 2015

Five species of waterfowl have evolved a variety of adaptations to adjust to the high altitude of South America’s Lake Titicaca.

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A Plague on Pachyderms

By Jef Akst | June 1, 2015

At least seven species of herpesvirus commonly infect elephants. At zoos, keepers scramble to save calves, who are particularly vulnerable to the viruses.

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