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Looking for a book? Try these tales of strange brains, ancient whales, and Hamilton’s forgotten doctor.
And more science nonfiction out this month.
Drones can take scientists to strange new places—like inside whale snot
Remote-controlled robots make data more accessible and are quickly becoming a desired tool in scientific research.
A new study on whales suggests Darwin didn’t quite get it right
Evolution is too complicated to plot out like a family tree.
Look to large bodies to understand long life spans
Larger animals live longer, but tiny dogs outlive big ones. What's the deal?
Humans may be scaring narwhals to death
A sluggish heart rate and frantic swimming could be a dangerous combination.
Space weather may be killing sperm whales
A stellar suspect in the mysterious beachings.
To save endangered whales, look to the poop
Dung holds clues about noise pollution and lack of food.
Why whales are back in New York City
The Cetaceans are back in town.
Whales today are bigger than ever before. Now, we know why.
A big solution to a cold problem.
This ancient whale had teeth, but it still sucked food off the ocean floor
It's a distant baleen relative, and it had the best of both worlds