Article, Science

Signature Song keeps Fairy-Wren Moms from Being Fooled

Jill Harness

Talk about "singing for your supper": New research shows that fairy-wren chicks have to sing a specific song to their mother or she will refuse to feed them.

Mr. Stubbs Gets A New Tail

Jill Harness

We often hear stories of dolphins, eagles, bunnies, sea turtles and other cute animals getting prosthetics. But what about the animals that might gladly bite your hand off if given a chance?

Champa: The Bear Who Got Brain Surgery

Jill Harness

While brain surgery has become a fairly common procedure with humans, it is still very rarely used on animal patients, who have drastically different anatomies than we do.

Could A Coconut Save Your Life?

Jill Harness

Meet the Tadpole with Teeth

Matt Soniak

In 2008, an international team of scientists was trudging through the forests of Vietnam’s Bidoup-Nui Ba National Park when they found a frog they didn’t recognize.

Painting Frogs, Licking Wounds & Other Adventures with Poisonous Animals

Matt Soniak

There are plenty of intrepid scientists doing strange-sounding field work. Here are two.

Meerkat Matriarchs Are Selfish Street Crossers

Matt Soniak

Why did the meerkat cross the road? To get to the other side. How did the meerkat cross the road? Like a chicken.

Folding Space-Time Using a Music Box

Chris Higgins

A 150-Foot Asteroid's Near-Brush with Earth

The Week

NASA says a space rock half the size of a football field will zip past us on Feb. 15

How Do Astronauts Wash Their Hands?

Chris Higgins

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