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Feathered Dinosaurs on Post-its

Sometimes, the pathway to a new idea becoming universally accepted requires a steady stream of little nudges, small pebbles thrown into the lake.

May 7, 2015 — Glendon Mellow

Pop Music Gets Its Fossil Record Analyzed

An investigation of more than 17,000 hit tunes suggests popular music undergoes periods of shifting diversity, and that new styles evolve in bursts. Christopher Intagliata reports

May 5, 2015 — Christopher Intagliata
A Five-Minute Taste of Deep Sea Exploration

A Five-Minute Taste of Deep Sea Exploration

NOAA’s research ship Okeanos Explorer and its ROV Deep Discoverer (aka D2) wrapped up their latest exploration of the seafloor and marine canyons around Puerto Rico last week.

May 5, 2015 — Jennifer Frazer

Shades of Sensitivity

The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death...

May 4, 2015 — Scott Barry Kaufman
When Do Scorpions Spray Their Enemies?

When Do Scorpions Spray Their Enemies?

Some animals defend themselves by spraying liquid at potential threats. Perhaps the most well-known example of this is the skunk, whose spray contains chemicals that smell awful to the animals it's defending itself from...

May 4, 2015 — Felicity Muth

The Richest Reef: A Symbiotic Society

Editor's Note: "The Richest Reef" follows members of a scientific dive team as they attempt to pinpoint the center of the most biologically diverse marine ecosystem in the world...

May 1, 2015 — Steven Bedard

Botanical Sexism Cultivates Home-Grown Allergies

It's the time year for watery eyes and itchy noses, and if you're among the afflicted, you may be surprised to learn that decades of botanical sexism in urban landscapes have contributed to your woes...

April 29, 2015 — Thomas Leo Ogren

World Tapir Day, 2015

I’ve just learnt (thanks, Marko Bosscher) that today (April 27th) is World Tapir Day, an annual event in which the world unites in celebration of our plucky, trunk-nosed perissodactyl pals and in which we aim to enhance awareness of tapir conservation through the raising of funds and sale of tapir-themed merchandise...

April 27, 2015 — Darren Naish
Lost Penguin Chicks Try To Find Their Way Home

Lost Penguin Chicks Try To Find Their Way Home

King penguins are pretty social animals. Not only do they tend to hang out in a big group, but even within the group, they form little sub-groups; cliques of penguins who like to hang out together...

April 16, 2015 — Felicity Muth
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