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The Skinny on Fat

Biochemist Sylvia Tara talks about her book The Secret Life of Fat: The Science behind the Body's Least-Understood Organ and What It Means for You.

December 11, 2017 — Steve Mirsky

Yeti Claims Don't Bear Up

Analysis of alleged yeti samples found them to be from less fantastic beasts, such as bears, but also shed light on the evolution of those local bear populations.

December 3, 2017 — Karen Hopkin

Even without Hands Honeybees Show Handedness

About half the honeybees in a test exhibited no sidedness, but the other half was split 50–50 between righties and lefties—perhaps to navigate obstacles more efficiently. 

November 26, 2017 — Jason G. Goldman

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
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