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Cretaceous Easter Eggs
Cristina Luiggi | Apr 9, 2012
Researchers discover a 70-million-year-old egg that belonged to a small, bird-like meat-eating dinosaur.
The Science of Van Gogh
Hannah Waters | Apr 5, 2012
The Dutch artist's sunflower paintings have attracted the attention of doctors and geneticists.
Bird Flu Mutations Revealed
Bob Grant | Apr 5, 2012
One of the researchers who created a highly transmissible form of the bird flu virus has broken his silence and shared which mutations made it possible.
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2012
Consciousness, The Social Conquest of Earth, How Not to Be Eaten,
Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms
James Cameron Hits Rock Bottom
Hannah Waters | Mar 27, 2012
The movie director-turned-explorer made the 6.8-mile drop to the deepest point on the seafloor, but wasn’t too impressed by what he found.
Megan Scudellari | Mar 21, 2012
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Eye of the Giant
Megan Scudellari | Mar 15, 2012
Soccer ball-sized eyes may help giant squid see distant predators in the deep, dark ocean.
New Human Species?
Bob Grant | Mar 15, 2012
Researchers have analyzed centuries-old human remains found in China and suggest adding a member to our evolutionary tree.
Dinosaurs’ Shiny Black Feathers
Cristina Luiggi | Mar 9, 2012
A 130 million-year-old winged dinosaur offers scientist the oldest evidence of iridescent feathers.
Cristina Luiggi | Mar 7, 2012
Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.