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Streakers, Poopers, and Performers: The Wilder Side of Wildlife Cameras
Streakers, Poopers, and Performers: The Wilder Side of Wildlife Cameras
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2017
Human visitors to camera traps display, well, human behavior.
Understanding the Connection Between Synesthesia and Absolute Pitch
Understanding the Connection Between Synesthesia and Absolute Pitch
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2017
Researchers investigate the unusual association of musical sounds with tastes or colors through the lens of another perceptual quirk.
Musical Tastes: Nature or Nurture?
Musical Tastes: Nature or Nurture?
Diana Kwon | Mar 1, 2017
Studies of remote Amazonian villages reveal how culture influences our musical preferences.
Understanding Music Heard Through Cochlear Implants
Understanding Music Heard Through Cochlear Implants
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2017
Music sounds very different to cochlear implant users. Researchers are trying to improve the experience.
Music Tailored to Animals’ Tastes
Music Tailored to Animals’ Tastes
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2017
The evidence is equivocal on whether animals dig human songs, so scientists set out to make music that mimics their soundscapes.
Abscisic Acid’s Role in Ferns Finally Determined
Abscisic Acid’s Role in Ferns Finally Determined
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2017
Researchers solve the mystery of 15-year-old mutant ferns with disrupted sex determination.
Pitcher Plant Enzymes Digest Gluten in Mouse Model
Pitcher Plant Enzymes Digest Gluten in Mouse Model
Jenny Rood | Feb 1, 2017
A newly discovered protease could break down grain proteins that trigger celiac disease.
Can Plants Learn to Associate Stimuli with Reward?
Can Plants Learn to Associate Stimuli with Reward?
Ben Andrew Henry | Feb 1, 2017
A group of pea plants has displayed a sensitivity to environmental cues that resembles associative learning in animals.
This Parasitic Plant Steals More Than Nutrients From Its Hosts
This Parasitic Plant Steals More Than Nutrients From Its Hosts
David Smith | Feb 1, 2017
The plant Lophophytum pilfers mitochondrial genes from the species it parasitizes.
Researchers Track Eels on Their Cross-Atlantic Migration
Researchers Track Eels on Their Cross-Atlantic Migration
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2017
A mysterious migration is coming to light after more than a century of study.