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Animals
Fireflies May Use “Musical Armor” to Keep Bats at Bay
aposematic signal
Animals
Fireflies May Use “Musical Armor” to Keep Bats at Bay
Fireflies’ primary aposematic signal that they’re poisonous may not be visible to bats, so the bugs appear to have a second, sound-based warning sign.
April 8, 2021

Fireflies’ primary aposematic signal that they’re poisonous may not be visible to bats, so the bugs appear to have a second, sound-based warning sign.

Biology
Researchers Have Grown a Mouse Embryo in a Bottle
mouse embryo
Biology
Researchers Have Grown a Mouse Embryo in a Bottle
Researchers have grown a mouse embryo outside the uterus for longer than ever before, opening up the door to learning more about how mammals grow.
March 19, 2021

Researchers have grown a mouse embryo outside the uterus for longer than ever before, opening up the door to learning more about how mammals grow.

Animals
Now You Can Save Endangered Species — Just by Playing Games
adopt a digital animal
Animals
Now You Can Save Endangered Species — Just by Playing Games
A new smartphone game will allow players to adopt an endangered animal in the digital world while simultaneously protecting one in the real world.
March 10, 2021

A new smartphone game will allow players to adopt an endangered animal in the digital world while simultaneously protecting one in the real world.

Coronavirus
Great Apes Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19
great apes covid 19
Coronavirus
Great Apes Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Great apes, our closest living relatives, are susceptible to COVID-19. The San Diego Zoo has given some an experimental vaccine to protect them.
March 6, 2021

Great apes, our closest living relatives, are susceptible to COVID-19. The San Diego Zoo has given some an experimental vaccine to protect them.

Malaria
Cone Snail Venom May Help Treat Malaria
cone snail venom
Malaria
Cone Snail Venom May Help Treat Malaria
Clumps of infected red blood cells can make malaria dangerous even after its parasite is treated. Cone snail venom may one day help.
February 28, 2021

Clumps of infected red blood cells can make malaria dangerous even after its parasite is treated. Cone snail venom may one day help.

Animals
Black-Footed Ferret Is First Cloned U.S. Endangered Species
black-footed ferret
Animals
Black-Footed Ferret Is First Cloned U.S. Endangered Species
A black-footed ferret clone could inject a much-needed dose of genetic diversity into her species, which is on the brink of extinction.
February 20, 2021

A black-footed ferret clone could inject a much-needed dose of genetic diversity into her species, which is on the brink of extinction.

Dinosaurs
Gators and Guineafowl May Help Us Understand How Dinosaurs Moved
how dinosaurs moved
Dinosaurs
Gators and Guineafowl May Help Us Understand How Dinosaurs Moved
Using x-ray 3D-imaging techniques, researchers are turning to gators and guineafowl to better understand how dinosaurs moved.
February 16, 2021

Using x-ray 3D-imaging techniques, researchers are turning to gators and guineafowl to better understand how dinosaurs moved.

3D Printing
3D-Printed Halo Helps Dog Adjust to Life Without Eyesight
blind dog
3D Printing
3D-Printed Halo Helps Dog Adjust to Life Without Eyesight
The owner of a blind dog named Sienna used 3D printing to custom-build a device that would stop the diminutive Pomeranian from running into walls.
February 6, 2021

The owner of a blind dog named Sienna used 3D printing to custom-build a device that would stop the diminutive Pomeranian from running into walls.

Animals
AI Can Find Endangered Elephants from Space
AI Can Find Endangered Elephants from Space
Animals
AI Can Find Endangered Elephants from Space
A breakthrough technology uses artificial intelligence to track large animals from space, even in complex terrain.
January 31, 2021

A breakthrough technology uses artificial intelligence to track large animals from space, even in complex terrain.