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In Defense Of Naked Mole Rats And What We Can Learn From Them

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Picture a pinkish, hairless, wrinkly rodent about the size of a small sweet potato. Researchers are studying naked mole rats to figure out what they can learn about longevity and health.

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Birds Are Trying To Adapt To Climate Change — But Is It Too Little, Too Late?

Friday, July 26, 2019

By breeding and migrating earlier, some birds are adapting to climate change. But it's probably not happening fast enough for some species to survive, according to new research.

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Mistrust And Lack Of Genetic Diversity Slow Gains In Precision Medicine

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Scientists hoping to get more diversity of ancestry among medical research volunteers need to grapple with the history of medical exploitation, says a Columbia University bioethicist.

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Florida's Corals Are Dying Off, But It's Not All Due To Climate Change, Study Says

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

A new study from the Florida Keys shows that a lot of the stress on corals comes from local sources, providing hope that community action can help save them.

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Snowball The Dancing Cockatoo Vogues And Body Rolls On Beat

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

A new study finds that Snowball, a dancing cockatoo, has a repertoire of at least 14 different dance moves, suggesting that the predisposition to dance is embedded in our animal brains.

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Monarch Butterflies Born In Captivity Have Trouble Migrating South, Study Says

Monday, June 24, 2019

A researcher made the discovery after ordering monarchs from a breeder. To help them, experts recommend planting milkweed.

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I Spy, Via Spy Satellite: Melting Himalayan Glaciers

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Scientists are using old spy satellite images to measure the effects of climate change. They're finding that glaciers in the Himalayas are melting twice as fast as they were a few decades earlier.

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Pass The Brazier: Early Evidence Of Cannabis Smoking Found On Chinese Artifacts

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Humans have been smoking pot to get high since the first millennium B.C. Archaeologists have found early evidence of cannabis use from wooden bowls exhumed from ancient tombs in western China.

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What's Doctor Burnout Costing America?

Friday, May 31, 2019

Doctors who feel burned out are more likely to cut back on hours or leave medicine entirely. This costs hospitals and health care organizations billions each year, new research finds.

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Penguins and Seals Create Invertebrate Hotspots On Antarctica ... With Poop

Sunday, May 12, 2019

In Antarctica, researchers have found patches of life, sustained in large part by droppings from seals and penguins. Changes in those populations could have ripple effects down the ecosystem.

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Artists Pay Tribute To No-Frills Chinatown Bus, Discomforts And All

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Fung Wah bus was a cheap and not entirely safe way to get between major cities in the Northeast. It's no longer operating, but that hasn't stopped former riders from "recreating" the experience.

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