Posts in: Life Science

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The opposite of extinction

The opposite of extinction

Humans are creating new species as well as killing them off, but don’t be too quick to celebrate

By | Posted January 17, 2016

MSG: Just some extra umami oomph

MSG: Just some extra umami oomph

This food additive scares people, but it probably shouldn’t

By | Posted September 21, 2015

The squirrel-saving stuntwoman

The squirrel-saving stuntwoman

Actress, stunt double and squirrel rescuer Adair Moran plans to open New York City’s first mammal rehabilitation center

By | Posted July 24, 2015

Lady beetles: friend and foe

Lady beetles: friend and foe

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

By | Posted July 17, 2015

Peregrines move in upstairs

Peregrines move in upstairs

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

By | Posted June 18, 2015

AUDIO: Minding our minds

AUDIO: Minding our minds

Why memory shouldn’t be a lost art

By | Posted May 12, 2015

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

By | Posted March 6, 2015

Preserving a safe passage for jaguars

Preserving a safe passage for jaguars

Human tolerance may be the key to keeping the jaguar population whole and healthy

By | Posted February 16, 2015

The portrait of an operating room

The portrait of an operating room

Marie Rossettie blends traditional and new art techniques to give the human body more vibrancy

By | Posted January 30, 2015

Sparrow songs tune into context

Sparrow songs tune into context

Understanding how swamp sparrows use context in their songs could shed light on the evolution of human language

By | Posted January 14, 2015

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