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Life Science

November 12, 2019

Feline foamy virus is widespread in domestic cats, a new study finds, which could make them more susceptible to other viruses known to be deadly to domestic and wild cats

June 21, 2019

An unconventional journey leads a scientist to a new conservation tool: environmental DNA

April 1, 2019

Smugglers are illegally harvesting rare species of cactus in order to meet market demands

March 15, 2019

For members of the New York Mycological Society, all mushrooms are good — but some are better when left off your dinner plate

February 28, 2019

The first gene-edited babies have stirred ethical debate — as well as biological concern

February 13, 2019

Sex differences in male and female plants raise some big questions

February 12, 2019

They look gross — especially up close — but the humble roach has a lot to offer researchers developing better antibiotics, robots and even sustainable foods

February 11, 2019

Saber-toothed tigers, giant ground sloths, woolly rhinos and other ice age megafauna are all extinct now — but who or what is to blame remains a mystery

February 4, 2019

They don’t have dating apps, so birds find another way to find a mate

January 23, 2019

From anteaters to red pandas, there's a lot we don't know about large mammals. Undergrad researchers at a Connecticut zoo are working to change that

January 9, 2019

Sea creatures flashed their lights even before any organisms had eyes to see them

November 29, 2018

Confirmation bias might even apply to decisions we think of as purely objective, like math problems

November 20, 2018

Instead of trying to compete with Mother Nature, Tak-Sing Wong draws inspiration from her

October 24, 2018

A chef’s take on reducing farm-level food waste

August 20, 2018

Nike’s high-tech racing shoes offer athletes an advantage — but how good is too good?

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