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You don’t need to eat local

You don’t need to eat local

The trendy food label doesn’t mean what you think it does

Bright green and orange labeling jumps out at me as I stand in the middle of the grocery aisle. “Locally-sourced,” one section of produce shouts. “Heart healthy,” boasts another, adding to my confusion. My newly-rekindled resolution to switch to a healthy diet is already beginning to feel like a burden. Neither option looks appetizing.

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Don't believe your ears

Don’t believe your ears

For howler monkeys, an evolutionary surprise: Males with fiercer calls have smaller testicles

Seafloor communities create electricity

Seafloor communities create electricity

In the digital age, we’re all connected by electricity — and some microbes are too

Pecking order for birdbrains

Pecking order for birdbrains

Monk parakeets, like humans, use complex thinking to understand where they stand in their group’s social order

PODCAST: Worldbuilding pilot

PODCAST: Worldbuilding pilot

Finding the science hidden in fantasy novels

Fleshing it out

Fleshing it out

Behind the scenes, Rebecca Meah builds models of dinosaurs and other animals for museum exhibitions

Monkeying around

Monkeying around

Molecular anthropologist Todd Disotell balances research with outreach using his sense of humor

Putting names to bones

Putting names to bones

The art and science of identifying famous people from the past