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Medieval Armor: Was It Worth the Weight?

Treadmill tests of volunteers in medieval armor revealed that the extra work required to move in the suits may have outweighed their protective benefits. Cynthia Graber reports

July 19, 2011

Mole's Extra Finger Is Wrist Bone-us

What looks like the thumb on six-fingered moles is really a giant wrist bone that develops separately from the five true fingers. Steve Mirsky reports

July 14, 2011

NestWatch

NestWatch aims to provide a unified nest-monitoring scheme to track reproductive success for all North American breeding birds

July 14, 2011
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