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Corals Clash on the Ocean Floor

They may seem stationary to us, but corals are dynamic animals. In this film, researchers use time-lapse video to watch corals move along the ocean floor, unearth themselves when buried, and even attack each other for more real estate. “Lens of Time: Corals in Motion” was first published on bioGraphic and reproduced with permission. © 2016 California Academy of Sciences

August 26, 2016 — bioGraphic

The Secret to Human Speed

New insights into the biomechanics of sprinting could give athletes a leg up at the Olympics

August 1, 2016 — Dina Fine Maron

When DNA Differences Matter

A deep-dive into a massive genetic database is helping researchers understand secrets about the fundamental biology that we all share

August 17, 2016 — Carl Zimmer and STAT

Grand Canyon Rapids Ride for Evolution Education

Each summer, the National Center for Science Education organizes a boat trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon to bring visitors face to wall-face with striking examples of geologic and evolutionary processes.

August 15, 2016 — Robin Lloyd and Steve Mirsky