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Color You Remember Seeing Isn't What You Saw

People tend to remember a color they saw, for example green-blue teal, as being closer to a more stereotypical variant, such as straight blue or green. Karen Hopkin reports  

June 9, 2015 — Karen Hopkin

Animals Don't Use Facebook but They Have Social Networks, Too

Lee Dugatkin, evolutionary biologist and behavioral ecologist at the University of Louisville, talks about his article in the June Scientific American called "The Networked Animal," about how social networks in disparate animals species affect the lives of the entire group and its individual members...

June 7, 2015 — Steve Mirsky

Chimps Would "Cook" Food If They Could

A new study suggests that chimps have the cognitive skills necessary for cooking—such as patience—even if they don't control fire. Christopher Intagliata reports

June 2, 2015 — Christopher Intagliata

NOVA Evolution Lab

What could you possibly have in common with a mushroom, or a dinosaur, or even a bacterium? More than you might think.

May 27, 2015 — Larry Greenemeier
The Richest Reef: Deep Diving into the Twilight Zone

The Richest Reef: Deep Diving into the Twilight Zone

A team of deep divers plunges into the “twilight zone,” a little-explored region of depth between 200 and 500 feet below the surface, with two goals: "catch fish" and "stay alive"...

May 26, 2015 — Steven Bedard
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