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Barred Owls Invade the Sierra Nevada

By listening to the sounds of the forest, biologists were able to identify an invasion of barred owls in spotted owl habitat. Christopher Intagliata reports.

4 minutes ago — Christopher Intagliata

Curiosity Killed the ... Mouse?

The cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii boosts curiosity in mice—which makes them more likely to be caught by cats, thus continuing the parasite’s life cycle. Karen Hopkin reports...

21 hours ago — Karen Hopkin

Survival of the Fittest Cells

Cells in the body don’t always play nicely together. Could co-opting their competitive nature help to unlock cutting-edge therapies?

January 22, 2020 — Kendall Powell and Nature magazine

Brittle Stars Can “See” without Eyes

The starfish relatives can recognize patterns using photoreceptors on their arms—and their color-changing abilities could have something to do with it. Christopher Intagliata reports...

January 9, 2020 — Christopher Intagliata
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