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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

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

Neandertal DNA May Be COVID Risk

A stretch of Neandertal DNA has been associated with some cases of severe COVID-19, but it’s unclear how much of a risk it poses. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

October 10, 2020 — Christopher Intagliata

Fluttering Feathers Could Spawn New Species

Fork-tailed flycatchers make a fluttering sound with their wings—but separate subspecies have different “dialects” of fluttering. Christopher Intagliata reports.

September 24, 2020 — Christopher Intagliata
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