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Nov. 26 2014 3:07 PMSpecies Worth SavingWhy we should be thankful for the red-cockaded woodpecker.
Nov. 26 2014 7:21 AMPolarizing FoodsWhy do people love or loathe certain tastes?
Nov. 24 2014 2:29 PMThe Secrets of the “Secret Science” BillWhat House Republicans really mean when they call for reform of the EPA.
Nov. 21 2014 12:16 PMWhat Happens in Your Mouth When You Kiss?The microbe ecosystem of making out.
Nov. 17 2014 5:05 PMA Real DealTo appreciate the U.S.-China climate agreement, there’s only one number you need to pay attention to.
Nov. 14 2014 10:41 AMWhites See Blacks as SuperhumanAnd that’s not exactly a compliment.
Nov. 7 2014 1:58 PMI Can Hear You Eating MeThe strange, incredible ways plants fight off threats.
Nov. 4 2014 11:23 AMDon’t Worry Your Pretty Little HeadsA New York Times op-ed trolls the academic science community.
Oct. 31 2014 4:00 PMGreat and SmallStunning images from a microscopic art competition.
Oct. 25 2014 3:51 PMThe Strongest Organism on EarthIt isn’t an ant.
Oct. 23 2014 5:42 PMSeriously, Evolution: WTF?Why I love the most awkward, absurd, hacked-together species.
Oct. 22 2014 11:23 AM“I’m Not a Scientist” Is a Dangerous Cop-OutPoliticians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.
Oct. 15 2014 11:48 AMYou Age Faster in Denver Than in New OrleansThe everyday effects of relativity.
Oct. 10 2014 11:39 AMEbola Is Not a WeaponConspiracy theories are highly contagious. Here’s why they’re wrong.
Oct. 9 2014 11:00 AMBeaming With PrideThe winners of the Nobel Prize in chemistry made possible these gorgeous, glowing microscope images. 
Nov. 26 2014 11:56 AMYour Dog Is a MessOne way canines are genetically wired to be sloppier than cats.
Nov. 25 2014 5:07 PMMoses and the American ConstitutionIf Texas wants biblical characters and states’ rights in textbooks, publishers are happy to deliver.
Nov. 24 2014 8:13 AMMetaphorically SpeakingOur most sophisticated thinking relies on bodily experience.
Nov. 19 2014 11:28 AMDispatch From the Oscars of ScienceHow many Hollywood stars does it take to make mathematicians glamorous?
Nov. 14 2014 1:12 PMWhy Is There Dark Meat and White Meat?The biological (and nutritional) differences.
Nov. 10 2014 1:28 PMThe “Fanged Deer” Reappears in AfghanistanHow do we know if animals are really extinct?
Nov. 7 2014 10:29 AMMatter Over MindPhilosophy just doesn’t have the same sense of urgency as physiology.
Oct. 31 2014 5:02 PMWolf WarsAlaska’s Republican governors find vicious ways to kill predators and mark their territory with the feds.
Oct. 30 2014 1:43 PMWhere Did Our Teeth Go Wrong?Tracing the oral health of our ancestors.
Oct. 24 2014 11:30 AMEbola Won’t Go AirborneViruses don't change their means of transmission so fundamentally.  
Oct. 22 2014 11:30 AMWhere Does Ebola Hide?My nerve-wracking research with shrieking bats.
Oct. 17 2014 12:03 PMWhat’s So Dangerous About “Killer Bees”?Humans can survive more than 1,000 stings, but swarms can be even bigger.
Oct. 13 2014 2:48 PMCan a Nightmare Really Kill You?The disturbing syndrome Wes Craven says inspired Nightmare on Elm Street.
Oct. 9 2014 12:47 PMThe Cosmic History of Earth’s WaterUp to half of the planet’s water may predate the solar system—and the sun.
Oct. 8 2014 10:23 AMWhat Exactly Happens When Someone Is Exposed to Ebola?

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