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Science News Briefs from All Over

Here are some brief reports about science and technology from around the world, including one, from the dormant volcano Llullaillaco in Chile, about a mouse that is the highest-dwelling mammal ever documented...

November 17, 2020 — Scott Hershberger

Zebra Coloration Messes With Fly Eyes

Horseflies misjudge landings on zebra patterns, compared with solid gray or black surfaces, which provides evidence for why evolution came up with the black-and-white pattern.

November 10, 2020 — Mark Stratton

Science Sound(E)scapes: Head Banging and Howling in the Amazon

Need a break from politics and the pandemic? You’re probably not in the Amazon rain forest right now, but we can take you there in audio. Today, in part three of our three-part audio sound escape, we ascend into the trees where howler monkeys and crimson-crested woodpeckers rule the airwaves...

November 6, 2020 — Jeffery DelViscio and Timothy Weaver

Science Sound(E)scapes: Amazon Frog Choruses at Night

Need a break from politics and the pandemic? You’re probably not in the Amazon rain forest right now, but we can take you there in audio. Today, in part two of our three-part audio sound escape, we descend into a nighttime flood of frog music...

November 5, 2020 — Jeffery DelViscio and Timothy Weaver

Science Sound(E)scapes: Amazon Pink River Dolphins

Need a break from politics and the pandemic? You’re probably not in the Amazon rain forest right now, but we can take you there in audio. Today, in part one of our three-part audio sound escape, we listen to dolphins hunting among the trees...

November 4, 2020 — Jeffery DelViscio and Timothy Weaver

Frog Vocals Lead to Small Preference

The concave-eared torrent frog's unusual ear anatomy lets it hear high-frequency calls, which gives a mating advantage to the littler males that sing soprano.

November 3, 2020 — Jason G. Goldman

Science News Briefs from around the Globe

Here are some brief reports about science and technology from all over, including one from the United Arab Emirates about the the first interplanetary mission by an Arab country.

November 2, 2020 — Scott Hershberger

Election Science Stakes: Energy

Scientific American senior editor Mark Fischetti and associate editor Andrea Thompson talk about this election and the future of U.S. energy research and policy.

October 30, 2020 — Andrea Thompson, Mark Fischetti and Steve Mirsky
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