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The Hidden Toll of Ebola: Apes

There is a hidden cost of the Ebola epidemic: Africa’s great apes are declining.
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The Surprising Colors of Snow

In mountain and other wilderness areas where deep snows last well into the spring, the snow may be tinted red, green, orange, or yellow.
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Scientists Have Isolated a New Antibiotic from Soil

Scientists have isolated a new antibiotic from soil.
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DIY Weather Forecasting

Are there better options for weather forecasting than educated guessing?
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Welcome Back, Measles

The news of a recent outbreak at Disneyland in California brought measles back into the public view.
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Animal Penises Can Tell Us a Lot About Evolution

There is a surprisingly large body of work regarding animal penis evolution.
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The Latest Legacy of Acid Rain: Jellied Lakes

The impact of decades of acid rain (better known as acid precipitation) is causing North American lakes to turn to jelly.
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Into the Challenger Deep!

Researchers surveying the deepest point on Earth, the Mariana Trench, also known as the Challenger Deep, made a number of remarkable discoveries.
Giant squid lurking in the depths of a deep, dark ocean

Squids Wearing Sweaters: What Could Be Better?

Three jumbo squids found themselves wearing fancy "sweaters" recently, thanks to a team of scientists from Stanford and the National Geographic Society
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Research Fraud: When Science Goes Bad

At its worst, science research fraud might have deadly consequences. What can be done about it?