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Seed dispersal study shows value of conservation corridors

Field ecologists go to great lengths to get data. Radio collars and automatic video cameras are among their tools for documenting the natural world. So...

Odor receptors discovered in lungs

Your nose is not the only organ in your body that can sense cigarette smoke wafting through the air. Scientists at Washington University in...

Dreams of drones: Amazon’s delivery tech almost ready, insurance and regulation...

For Amazon’s recently announced drone delivery system to get off the ground, the company will have to solve numerous difficult technological challenges. Chief among...

Swarming insect provides clues to how the brain processes smells

Our sense of smell is often the first response to environmental stimuli. Odors trigger neurons in the brain that alert us to take action....

Snow melts faster under trees than in open areas in mild...

It’s a foggy fall morning, and University of Washington researcher Susan Dickerson-Lange pokes her index finger into the damp soil beneath a canopy of...

Brain’s flexible hub network helps humans adapt

One thing that sets humans apart from other animals is our ability to intelligently and rapidly adapt to a wide variety of new challenges —...

Great ape genetic diversity catalog frames primate evolution

A model of great ape history over the past 15 million years has been fashioned through the study of genetic variation in a large...

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