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Mammoth Remains Seem Mostly Male

In a sample of 98 woolly mammoth remains, researchers found that 70 percent were male—which suggests males were more likely to die accidentally. Christopher Intagliata reports.

November 3, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

New Frizzy-Haired Orangutan Species

An isolated group of orangutans in Sumatra is the first new great ape species described since the 1920s, and could be the most critically endangered. 

November 3, 2017 — Lydia Chain

A Moth with a Potent Cocktail of Poison

The wood tiger moth is the first species known in which fluids from various parts of the moth’s body each target a different type of predator. Jason Goldman reports.

November 1, 2017 — Jason G. Goldman

Monsters: Not Just for Halloween

Stephen Asma, professor of philosophy at Columbia College Chicago and author of On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears, talks about our enduring fascination with monsters.  

October 25, 2017 — Stephen Asma and Steve Mirsky

Even Jellyfish Need a Nap

Jellyfish exhibit signs of a sleep state, which could mean that sleep predates the evolutionary development of central nervous systems. 

October 13, 2017 — Annie Sneed
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