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Why do cats purr?
All theories are purr-speculation.
Animals are finding surprising ways to adapt to rising temperatures
This is how animals will keep their cool (or not) on a hotter planet.
How the COVID-19 pandemic might end
All major outbreaks eventually run their course. But history and science suggest many possible pathways.
This biologist wants to help slime molds creep into all our hearts
Leading French researcher Audrey Dussutour went from biology to blob-ology.
Dinosaurs may have evolved into birds, but early flights didn’t go so well
These wee winged creatures flew more like chickens than eagles.
Evolution made mosquitos into stealthy, sensitive vampires
With facial features to die for.
What hundreds of pickled frog carcasses can tell us about their enormous eyes
Frogs have the biggest eyes of any vertebrate in relation to their body size. Researchers are just starting to understand why.
These buff frogs never skip arm day
Forget husky haunches, these critters flip the script by getting their power from up top.
New Guinea singing dogs still roam the wilderness
The discovery offers new hope for the beloved animal.
Goofing off is good for kids—here’s the evidence
It's important for successful adult-ing, experts say.