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The Elusive Theory of Everything

Physicists have long sought to find one final theory that would unify all of physics. Instead they may have to settle for several

March 14, 2018 — Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow

Some Lichen Fungi Let Genes Go Bye

A study of 22 different types of lichens revealed 10 included fungi that had lost a gene for energy production, making them completely dependent on their algal partner.  

March 1, 2018 — Karen Hopkin

How Baby Birds Learn to Duet

Recordings of songbird duets reveal baby birds learn conversational turn-taking like we do: gradually, and from adults. Christopher Intagliata reports.

February 23, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Mosquitoes Learn the Smell of Danger

The bloodsuckers lose their appetite for attractive scents when they associate those aromas with a likelihood of being swatted. Karen Hopkin reports.

February 22, 2018 — Karen Hopkin
Boat Noise Means Fish Can't Learn Their Lessons

Boat Noise Means Fish Can't Learn Their Lessons

Damselfish had trouble learning to avoid predators, when that lesson was accompanied by a soundtrack of buzzing boat engines. Christopher Intagliata reports.

February 11, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

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