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The Dirt: This Week in Nature

Bottlenose dolphins call each other by "name", fossils of toothed-baleen whales found in California, and dogs can visually recognize their own species.

Feb 22nd, 2013 | Comments

The Dirt: This Week in Nature (February 2-8)

Moles catch snacks fast thanks to their 'stereo' smell and orphaned Siberian tiger cubs are prepared for life in the wild.

Feb 8th, 2013

The Dirt: This Week in Nature (January 25-February 1)

Dung beetles use Milky Way glow to help them walk straight, a new species of spider weaves 'decoys,' and study shows domestic cats do quite a job on wildlife.

Feb 1st, 2013 | Comments

The Dirt: This Week in Nature (January 19-24)

What Thoreau's writings tell us about climate change, efforts to save the Tasmanian Devil from a cancer outbreak, and storing Shakespeare in DNA molecules.

Jan 25th, 2013 | Comments

The Dirt: This Week in Nature

Robots make the ocean safer for whales, and new research illuminates how some species can regrow body parts.

Jan 18th, 2013 | Comments

The Dirt: This Week in Nature (January 5-11)

An extremely powerful antibiotic component found in giant panda’s blood and a new study shows sparrow brains stimulated by birdsong.

Jan 11th, 2013 | Comments

The Dirt: This Week in Nature (December 8-14)

Scientists look to porcupines to design a better needle and new 280-million-year-old fossil find shows some reptiles used live birth, not egg laying, as a means of reproduction.

Dec 14th, 2012 | Comments

The Dirt: This Week in Nature (December 1-7)

The first real photographs of DNA, cigarette butts keep bird nests mite numbers low, and size doesn't stop blue whales from executing pirouettes while feeding.

Dec 9th, 2012 | Comments

The Dirt: This Week in Nature (November 24-30)

Jellyfish go from old to young to old again, smelling oranges may make you buy more, and new mineral analysis suggests the Grand Canyon formed 70 million years ago.

Nov 30th, 2012 | Comments
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