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Chimps Empath-eyes?

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 25, 2014

Chimpanzees may reinforce social bonds by involuntarily mimicking a fellow chimp’s pupil size.


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How Hummingbirds Taste Nectar

By Ruth Williams | August 21, 2014

Hummingbirds perceive sweetness through a receptor with which other vertebrates taste savory foods. 

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Obscured Like an Octopus

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 21, 2014

Cephalopod skin inspires engineers to design sheets of adaptive camouflage sensors. 


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Crayfish Blood Cells Make New Neurons

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 13, 2014

Hemocytes can form neurons in adult crayfish, a study shows.


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Bioluminescence Researcher Dies

By Jef Akst | August 12, 2014

Harvard biochemist J. Woodland Hastings, who first theorized about quorum sensing in the late 1960s, succumbed to pulmonary fibrosis last week at age 87.


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Microbes in a Tar Pit

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 8, 2014

Microdroplets of water in a natural asphalt lake are home to active microbial life, a study shows.

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How Tinier Theropods Took Flight

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 4, 2014

Downsizing dinosaurs was key to the evolution of birds, a study shows. 


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Cephalopod Coddling

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 1, 2014

Deep-sea octopus has the longest-known brooding period known for any animal species.


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Beyond Cat Killing

By Bob Grant | August 1, 2014

Capsule reviewed author Ian Leslie sets up his latest book, Curious, about the human propensity to wonder and learn.


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Connecting the Dots

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 1, 2014

Extending her initial studies of social wasps, Mary Jane West-Eberhard has spent her career probing the evolutionary relationship between social behavior and developmental flexibility.


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