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The Bowling Ball That Invaded Earth

Former Scientific American editor Mark Alpert talks about his latest science thriller The Orion Plan, featuring the method whereby aliens most likely really would colonize our planet.
 

1 hour ago — Mark Alpert and Steve Mirsky

Male Lemurs Are Masters of Musk

Lemurs sometimes mix their smelly secretions to produce a bouquet of stank—which may boost the perfume’s staying power. Karen Hopkin reports.

23 hours ago — Karen Hopkin

This Plant Bleeds Nectar to Attract Help

When a species of nightshade is injured by hungry beetles, it produces sugary nectar at the wound site. The nectar attracts ants that then keep the beetles at bay.   

April 26, 2016 — Cynthia Graber