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How magpies outwitted researchers in Australia
During a recent study, a group of magpies removed their GPS trackers, astounding their observers. But were the birds actually trying to help each other?
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What happens when you season a cast iron pan
Here is how oil and heat can form a durable coating.
The world’s oldest tree has competition
Will a Patagonian cypress in Chile prove older than California’s most elderly bristlecone pine?
Why you can’t really overcook mushrooms
Mushrooms are remarkably forgiving. Here’s the science of why.
Dazzling first images from James Webb Space Telescope
Images of five targets include the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe to date.
The science of fireworks
And why it’s so hard to make blue ones.
How exercise may help prevent Alzheimer's
Exercise could be a powerful defense against Alzheimer’s disease. Three dementia researchers explain how it works.
6 stinking cool facts about dog noses
Dogs can sniff out disease and analyze new odors even as they exhale. But how?