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What Will the Antikythera Shipwreck Skeleton Tell Us?

Ancient DNA could hold clues about the people on the 2,000-year-old vessel loaded with luxury goods. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on September 19, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.

September 20, 2016

Is Innate Talent a Myth?

It’s appealing to think that “all it takes is a lot of practice,” but the factors behind elite performance are more complicated than that

September 20, 2016 — David Z. Hambrick, Fredrik Ullén and Miriam Mosing

Hawaiian Crows Use Tools to Reach Tidbits

This rare crow can select a tool and manipulate it to pry tasty treats from crevices in under a minute.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on September 14, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.

September 14, 2016 — Nature Video

Road Noise Makes Birds' Lives Tougher

By playing road noise where there was no road, researchers were able to gauge the effect of the noise on bird behavior without having to deal with the effect of the road itself.  

September 13, 2016 — Jason G. Goldman

Secrets of Life in the Soil

Diana Wall has built a career on overturning assumptions about underground ecosystems. Now she is seeking to protect this endangered world

September 13, 2016 — Rachel Cernansky and Nature magazine

What a Healthy Jungle Sounds Like

Species may have evolved their wide array of sounds to fill unused parts of the frequency spectrum. This could also reveal the degree of biodiversity in an ecosystem

September 8, 2016 — Erica Gies

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