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Gut Microbes Help Keep Starved Flies Fecund

Microbes living in the guts of fruit flies appear to influence the flies' food choice—and promote egg production, even under a nutrient-poor diet. Christopher Intagliata reports.

April 26, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

Broken Bones Hint at Earlier Human Arrival in the Americas

Mastodon bones and shattered stones suggest humans were migrating to the Americas some 100,000 years earlier than currently thought. Nature Video explores this controversial find.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on April 126, 2017. It is a Nature Video production.

April 26, 2017 — Nature Video

Dogging It: Turning Wild Foxes into Man's Second-Best Friend

Evolutionary biologist and science historian Lee Dugatkin talks about the legendary six-decade Siberian experiment in fox domestication run by Lyudmila Trut, his co-author of a new book and Scientific American article about the research. 

April 18, 2017 — Lee Dugatkin and Steve Mirsky

Animals of a Bygone Era

In her whimsical new book, Swedish artist Maja Säfström presents a collection of remarkable extinct creatures.

April 12, 2017 — Maja Säfström

Cave Dwellers Battled Bed Bug Bites, Too

Researchers have found the earliest evidence of bugs in the Cimex genus co-habitating with humans, in Oregon's Paisley Caves. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

April 6, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

Gifts for Mom

Mother’s Day is Around the Corner