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Diverse Tree Portfolio Weathers Droughts Better
Environment

Diverse Tree Portfolio Weathers Droughts Better

Forests with numerous tree species, and therefore a mix of water-management strategies, appear more tolerant of drought. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

2 minutes ago — Christopher Intagliata

Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture

Pirates Needed Science, Too

September 19, 2018 — Steve Mirsky

Policy & Ethics
Policy & Ethics

Should Staying in Academia Be Considered a Failure?

September 19, 2018 — Ahmed Alkhateeb

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Hawk Moths Hold Steady When Faced with Turbulence

Hawk moths hover while they feed, but they recover surprisingly quickly when knocked off-balance. Scientists use high-speed video and mini-cannons made of plastic toy parts to understand how hawk moths respond to disturbances mid-air. "Lens of Time: The Art of Staying Stable" was first published on bioGraphic © 2018 California Academy of Science.

September 6, 2018

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Pirates Needed Science, Too

60-Second Science - September 19, 2018 - By Steve Mirsky01:38
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Sea Otters' Powerful Paw Prey Perception

60-Second Science - September 18, 2018 - By Christopher Intagliata02:16
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Science News Briefs from Around the World

60-Second Science - September 17, 2018 - By Maya Miller02:13
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Genetic Tweak Gave Early Humans a Leg Up

60-Second Science - September 13, 2018 - By Christopher Intagliata01:34
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Why Do Facts Fail?

Why Do Facts Fail?

Deconstructing Denial