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Dogs Like Motion That Matches Sound

Pet dogs appeared more interested in videos of a bouncing ball when the motion of the ball matched a rising and falling tone. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

November 19, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Stem Cells 2 Go

Japan has turned regenerative medicine into a regulatory free-for-all. Patients across the world could pay the price

November 14, 2019 — David Cyranoski and Nature magazine

Seeing through the Sea

Why do all the pictures you take underwater look blandly blue-green? The answer has to do with how light travels through water. Derya Akkaynak, an oceangoing engineer, has figured out a way to recover the colorful brilliance of the deep...

November 13, 2019 — Erik Olsen

Aversion to Broccoli May Have Genetic Roots

Study subjects with a gene variant that heightened their sensitivity to bitterness tended to eat fewer vegetables than people who didn’t mind bitter flavors. Christopher Intagliata reports...

November 12, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

We Owe Our Pumpkins to Pooping Megafauna

The pumpkin’s ancestor was an incredibly bitter, tennis-ball-sized squash—but it was apparently a common snack for mastodons. Christopher Intagliata reports.

October 31, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Is Death Reversible?

An experiment that partially revived slaughterhouse pig brains raises questions about the precise end point of life

October 31, 2019 — Christof Koch
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