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A Breakdown of Beavers

Environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb talks about his book Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter.

December 30, 2020 — Steve Mirsky

The Denisovans Expand Their Range into China

Evidence of the ancient humans was limited to a cave in Siberia. But now scientists have found genetic remains of the Denisovans in China. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

December 2, 2020 — Christopher Intagliata

Early Mammals Had Social Lives, Too

Chipmunklike animals that lived among the dinosaurs appear to have been social creatures, which suggests that sociality arose in mammals earlier than scientists thought. Christopher Intagliata reports...

November 18, 2020 — Christopher Intagliata

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

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
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