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Night owls can become early birds. Here’s how.
Fighting biology is hard.
These female hummingbirds don flashy male feathers to avoid unwanted harassment
Better meals and less harassment are perks for females who take on more flashy, masculine coloring.
What happens if you eat too much salt?
There’s a reason why some restaurants are required to label sodium on menus.
Both bats and humans test out talking as infants
Greater Sac-winged bat pups have their own version of baby talk.
Scientists genetically engineered prehistoric proteins to detect diseases
How a curious ancient protein could be the next frontier of imaging.
These killer whales go through menopause
Few mammals go through menopause, and the Biggs killer whale is one of them.
The bizarre botany that makes corn a fruit, a grain, and also (kind of) a vegetable
Really this says more about how strange the category "vegetable" is than about corn itself.
COVID drove more people to go fishing, but at what cost?
While patterns are largely anecdotal, biologists are trying to get hard data on the health of fish populations post-shutdowns.
Dozens of baby squid are orbiting our planet right now
The intrepid little cephalonauts will return to Earth in July.
These 142-year-old seeds sprouted after spending more than a century underground
These resilient plants are part of a centuries-long experiment at Michigan State University.