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Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Peppered moth caterpillars don't see color so much as they feel it. According to new research, peppered moths, during...

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Aug. 5 (UPI) -- July was the hottest month on record, according to scientists with the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service. According to...

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Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The healthcare industry is responsible for 10 percent of carbon emissions in the United States. The industry also emits...

Male black widow spiders hijack silk strands of their rivals to...

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- To find mates, male black widow spiders follow the silk trails left by their rivals, according to a new...

Western gorillas use their teeth to crack open, eat nuts

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Gorillas strong jaws and broad teeth help them break down tough, fibrous plant material. The great apes spend much...

Plant roots began following gravity 350 million years ago

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- To make the transition from sea to land, plant roots had to learn to grow downward, to follow gravity....

Biologists discover 11 new rain frog species in the Andes

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Scientists have found 11 new species of rain frogs hiding in the tropical forests of the Ecuadorian Andes. Typically, scientific...

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Introduction On June 4th, HarperCollins is publishing the final book in the Edge Annual Question series entitled The Last Unknowns: Deep, Elegant, Profound Unanswered Questions About the Universe,...

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THE GEOMETRY OF THOUGHT I do get obsessed. One recent obsession is lines, I see them everywhere. The lines that the eye creates when...

Rock lobster’s organs, reflexes harmed by seismic air guns

July 25 (UPI) -- Whales and dolphins aren't the only species negatively affected by seismic surveys. According to a new study, the sensory...

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