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The Bite of the Saber-Tooth

samedi 15 décembre 2018 par Brian Switek — The Sciences, Evolution
Sabercat skulls hint at the different ways these carnivores tackled their prey -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Join Blue Planet II Live-Tweet

vendredi 14 décembre 2018 par Steve Mirsky — Sustainability, Conservation, Environment, The Sciences, Biology, Evolution
Starting December 16, ocean scientists will live-tweet the BBC documentary series Blue Planet II, available via Netflix. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Huge Brain Study Uncovers "Buried" Genetic Networks Linked to Mental Illness

vendredi 14 décembre 2018 par Linda Geddes, Nature magazine — Mind, Neurological Health, Neuroscience, The Sciences, Evolution
Enormous genomic analysis yields tantalizing insights into mechanisms behind conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Big-Boned Chickens May Be Humans' Geologic Legacy

vendredi 14 décembre 2018 par Christopher Intagliata — Sustainability, Climate, EARTH, Environment, The Sciences, Biology, Evolution
Millions of years from now, the geologic record of the "Anthropocene" will be littered with plastics, yes, but also chicken bones. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Ancient Marine Reptiles Had Familiar Gear

mercredi 12 décembre 2018 par Christopher Intagliata — The Sciences, Biology, Evolution
Ichthyosaurs had traits in common with turtles and modern marine mammals, like blubber and countershading camouflage. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Little Aphids Ride Big Ones to Safety

mercredi 12 décembre 2018 par Jason G. Goldman — Environment, The Sciences, Biology, Evolution
When trouble lurks, juvenile aphids drop off of the plants they're eating and hitch a ride on bigger aphid escapees. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Who's a Smart Dog?!

vendredi 7 décembre 2018 par Lucy Huang — Mind, Cognition, The Sciences, Biology, Evolution
An estimate of dog intelligence requires looking at non-dogs as well to understand what's special to canines and what is just typical of the taxonomic groups they're in. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Geologists Measure Bullet Damage to Ancient Middle Eastern Settlements

mercredi 5 décembre 2018 par Sarah Wild, Nature magazine — The Sciences, Evolution
The ultimate goal is to inform efforts to conserve or repair heritage sites -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Plants That Lived on Mount Everest Rediscovered in Forgotten Lab Collection  

samedi 1er décembre 2018 par Katherine Kornei — Advances, The Sciences, Biology, Evolution
The specimens, which went unstudied for nearly seven decades, show adaptations to high elevation -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

A Supervolcano with a Cold Heart May Be Brewing in Chile

samedi 1er décembre 2018 par Shannon Hall — Features, The Sciences, Evolution
A supervolcano may be brewing underneath Chile, with a cold interior that is upending ideas about triggers of huge eruptions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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