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Bird Beak Shapes Depend on More Than Diet

A study found that only a small percentage of bird beak shape variation is dependent on diet, with other factors like display and nest construction probably playing parts too.

May 22, 2019 — Annie Sneed

How Do We Breathe?

An inhalation activity from Science Buddies

May 16, 2019 — Science Buddies and Sabine de Brabandere

The Protein Slayers

An emerging class of drug could send some of medicine’s most troublesome protein targets to the cellular rubbish bin

May 16, 2019 — Megan Scudellari and Nature magazine

The Pain Gap

After decades of assuming that pain processing is equivalent in all sexes, scientists are finding that different biological pathways can produce an “ouch!”

May 16, 2019 — Amber Dance and Nature magazine

Dissect a Flower

A botanical science project from Science Buddies

May 2, 2019 — Science Buddies and Svenja Lohner

Software Sniffs Out Rat Squeaks

Algorithms learned to sift ultrasonic rat squeaks from other noise, which could help researchers who study rodents’ emotional states. Lucy Huang reports. 

May 1, 2019 — Lucy Huang
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