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What’s in a name?

What's in a name?

The blurred lines between reptiles, dinosaurs and birds

Dinosaurs have an excellent publicist. With all the Jurassic-hype that hit us earlier this summer — from the fourth installment of the movie series to the discovery of a few new species — they’ve managed to stay in the news, even if they left the planet about 65 million years ago.

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Engineered by humans, inspired by nature

Engineered by humans, inspired by nature

Biomimicry allows scientists to take a page out of nature’s playbook

Otters get the flu, too

Otters get the flu, too

Research shows that sea otters have gotten sick with H1N1, also known as swine flu

Natural history museums: fact or fiction?

Natural history museums: fact or fiction?

It’s tempting to view natural history dioramas as pure representations of fact — but these displays may be shaped by cultural assumptions and theatrical urges

Lady beetles: friend and foe

Lady beetles: friend and foe

This invasive species has made itself at home — and there’s no evicting it

Peregrines move in upstairs

Peregrines move in upstairs

These powerful raptors have claimed urban areas, but their populations could still be at risk

AUDIO: Minding our minds

AUDIO: Minding our minds

Why memory shouldn’t be a lost art

Do animals have consciousness?

Do animals have consciousness?

The way scientists answer this animal consciousness question has a big effect not only on their research, but also your medicine cabinet