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Mom's Genes Make Some Giraffes Hard to Spot

Baby giraffes inherit aspects of their mothers' patterning—which could give them a survival advantage if good camouflage runs in the family. Christopher Intagliata reports.

October 10, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Beer Fermentation Hops Along

The bittering agents called hops have enzymes that chew up starch and unleash more fermentable sugar—which can boost alcohol and CO2 in the finished brew. Christopher Intagliata reports.

October 4, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Sea Otters' Powerful Paw Prey Perception

The marine mammals have extraordinarily sensitive touch—which helps them nab prey in the absence of other sensory cues. Christopher Intagliata reports.

September 18, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

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