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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.  

3 hours ago — 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

Mongooses Pile on Warthogs--to Groom Them

In the first known example of a mutualistic relationship between two mammal species in which neither is a primate, mongooses feast on ticks and other parasites infesting warthogs. 

June 21, 2016 — Jason G. Goldman

Lizard Stripes May Mess Up Predators' Timing

A lizard's stripes may make them look like they’re moving slower than they really are, confusing predators that tend to aim at the head but may wind up with the tail.   

June 20, 2016 — Karen Hopkin

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