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Colorful Corals Beat Bleaching

Exposed to mildly warmer waters, some corals turn neon instead of bleaching white. The dramatic colors may help coax symbiotic algae back. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

May 27, 2020 — Christopher Intagliata

Barn Owl Babies Can Be Helpful Hatch Mates

Food sharing is mainly found in adult animals as a part of social bonding. But in a rarely observed behavior in birds, older barn owl chicks will share food with younger ones.

May 14, 2020 — Jason G. Goldman

Lemur Flirting Uses Common Scents

To entice female ring-tailed lemurs, males rub wrist secretions, which include compounds we use in perfumes, onto their tail and then wave it near the gals.

May 11, 2020 — Jason G. Goldman

Where Is Everybody Else in the Universe?

Guest host W. Wayt Gibbs talks with Jason Wright, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Pennsylvania State University’s Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds, about what’s known as the Fermi paradox: In a universe of trillions of planets, where is everybody?...

April 27, 2020 — W. Wayt Gibbs
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