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Science Dec 20If you’re adopting pets this holiday, keep kittens in mind
Every year, hundreds of thousands of kittens end up in animal shelters, in need of permanent homes. So researchers and shelters are trying to figure out ways to make it easier.
Science May 06Why do tumbleweeds tumble?
Tumbleweeds might be the iconic props of classic Westerns. But in real life, they’re not only a noxious weed, but one that moves around.
Science Oct 24Watch and learn how termites turn your house into a poop palace
Researchers are now trying to take advantage of termites’ digestive systems to control the pests.
Science Sep 21What squirrels can teach humans about frustration
It all started with an animal behaviorist who was intrigued by the emotional world of squirrels.
Science Apr 22Should scientists bring extinct species back from oblivion?
Ever since the 1993 blockbuster “Jurassic Park,” the possibility of bringing extinct species back to life has been part of our collective imagination. The film, based on a Michael Crichton novel, was itself inspired by actual scientific breakthroughs in…