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Q&A: How Do Animals Navigate at Night?

Q&A: How Do Animals Navigate at Night?

Beetles navigate with light from the Milky Way At some point, we’ve all stumbled over a chair on the way to turn on the light in a dark room. Why don’t animals have this problem? Last year, researchers from Lund

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The Single Birds’ Bar

The Single Birds’ Bar

The evolution of super-black feathers in birds-of-paradise Just like a teenager before a first date, male birds-of-paradise spend hours checking their looks and practicing their dance moves. But unlike a teenager, who might change clothes five times before leaving the

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Thinking on Four Feet

Thinking on Four Feet

Humans use eye contact all the time, from bonding with our babies to sharing an awkward glance with someone during an embarrassing situation. Eye contact isn’t just for humans though – dogs use it too. Man’s best friend has learned

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Q&A: Do Penguins Snack?

Q&A: Do Penguins Snack?

Male emperor penguins have long been thought to make the ultimate sacrifice: fasting for almost three months as they guard their eggs. As it turns out, however, the penguins are not quite as selfless as they’ve previously been portrayed. Researchers

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