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Urban Forestry

Urban Forestry

Turning Over a New Leaf As cities grow larger and denser, the forests within their boundaries become increasingly important. Urban forests provide benefits such as increased air quality, heat island reduction, and recreation. However, planting trees is time-consuming and expensive,

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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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Counterpoint: Which Came First, the Butterfly or the Flower?

Counterpoint: Which Came First, the Butterfly or the Flower?

A butterfly lands on top of a flower and draws nectar with its coiled mouthpiece; the butterfly and the flower seem to be an inseparable pair. For a long time, our understanding of the symbiotic relationship between the two organisms

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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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