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Stories by Emily Schwing

Translucent Frog Optics Create Camo Color

Rather than undergoing active chameleonlike color changes, glass frogs’ translucency allows light to bounce from their background and go through them—making their apparent color close to their setting...

August 4, 2020 — Emily Schwing

COVID Has Changed Soundscapes Worldwide

The Silent Cities project is collecting sound from cities around the planet during the coronavirus pandemic to give researchers a database of natural sound in areas usually filled with human-generated noise...

May 31, 2020 — Emily Schwing

Wolves Need More Room to Roam

Ecologists say wolves should be allowed to roam beyond remote wilderness areas—and that by scaring off smaller predators like coyotes and jackals, wolves might do a good service, too...

June 20, 2017 — Emily Schwing

Farmed Trout Bred to Fatten Up Fast

An aquaculturist used selective breeding to create strains of farmed fish that fatten up fast on cheap, plentiful feeds such as soybeans and corn. Emily Schwing reports.

July 6, 2016 — Emily Schwing
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