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Highway Sounds Might Mask Life-Saving Birdcalls

The call of the tufted titmouse conveys important information about the presence of potential predators. But only if other birds can hear it. Karen Hopkin reports.

4 hours ago — Karen Hopkin

A Clone Alone No More: The 20-Year Legacy of Dolly the Sheep

The world’s most photographed ewe was born in Scotland on July 5, 1996. Nature Video talks to two of the researchers who created her. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on June 29, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.  

June 29, 2016 — Nature Video

Made Ya Look, Monkey

Over their lifetimes, macaques follow the same trajectory as humans in the amount of interest they have in observing what another individual is looking at.  

June 28, 2016 — Karen Hopkin

Drowsy Driving Kills 6,400 Americans Annually

Charles Czeisler, director of the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School, talked about the dangers of drowsy driving at a recent Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Forum called Asleep at the Wheel.      

June 27, 2016 — Steve Mirsky

Electric Eels versus Horses: Shocking but True

Kenneth Catania of Vanderbilt University talks to Cynthia Graber about electric eel research that led him to accept 19th-century naturalist Alexander von Humboldt's account of electric eels attacking horses.  

June 27, 2016 — Cynthia Graber and Steve Mirsky

How Slime Molds Make Decisions

Slime molds have no brains, yet they make complex decisions. In this film scientists use time-lapse video to figure out how slime molds make those decisions. "Lens of Time: Slime Lapse" was first published on bioGraphic and reproduced with permission. © 2016 California Academy of Sciences

June 22, 2016 — bioGraphic

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