Life

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  1. Animals

    ‘Mystery monkey’ could mean its parent’s species may be in trouble

    Changes to monkeys’ habitats — including some forest loss to oil palm plantations — might explain why this animal’s parents mated.

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  2. Fossils

    Bright-colored feathers may have topped pterosaurs’ heads

    Fossil remains of a flying reptile hint that their vibrant crests may have originated 250 million years ago in a common ancestor with dinosaurs.

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  3. Space

    The first plants ever grown in moon dirt have sprouted

    This tiny garden shows farming on the moon may be difficult, although not impossible.

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  4. Animals

    Let’s learn about amphibians

    Amphibians are named after the Greek word for “double life” because many transform from water dwellers to landlubbers as they grow up.

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  5. Animals

    Watch how a western banded gecko takes down a scorpion

    New high-speed video reveals how normally mild-mannered geckos can violently shake venomous prey into submission.

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  6. Fossils

    Cool Jobs: Bringing paleontology to the people

    From museums to movies, these three paleontologists totally rock their connections with the public.

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  7. Animals

    A dog’s breed doesn’t say much about its behavior

    Many people associate dog breeds with specific behavioral traits. But breed appears to account for only about 9 percent of behavioral differences.

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  8. Animals

    Orb-weaving spiders use their webs like external eardrums

    Scientists discover that orb-weaving spiders listen with their legs, detecting sound vibrations that travel through their silken webs.

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  9. Humans

    Let’s learn about sleep

    Sleep is key for health and wellbeing — but early school start times and screen time make it harder for teens to get shuteye.

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