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Climate change turns male lizards into females

For the first time, scientists have confirmed that climate change affects the sex determination process of Australian bearded dragons in the wild.

By July 6, 2015

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Freaky Burgess Shale fossil finds its head

Researchers have found teeny tiny teeth in a creature half a billion years old so strange it was named Hallucigenia.

By June 24, 2015

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Is this the world's most adorable octopus?

An as-yet undescribed species of octopus is just so gosh-darn cute that it may be named for its charms.

By June 18, 2015

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11 kinds of chameleon found masquerading as a single species

Chameleons in Madagascar previously thought to all belong to a single species have actually turned out to be 11 separate ones.

By May 26, 2015

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Skin that can see is octopus camouflage superpower

A protein in octopus skin is similar to a light-detecting protein found in the eye, enabling the cephalopods' amazing camouflage skills.

By May 21, 2015

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Ecologic Aircraft concept is part airship, part plane

This whimsical idea for an all-electric craft looks neat, but would it fly?

By February 6, 2013

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Watch RNA sequencing and astronomy expressed as dance

Every year, Science magazine challenges PhD students to explain the topic of their thesis in the form of dance. This year's finalists are in.

By October 27, 2014

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Plundering the fungal factories of ants for new drugs

In the search for powerful anticancer and antifungal drugs, scientists look somewhere new -- fungus-farming ants.

By August 5, 2014

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Deep thoughts from aquanauts: Meet the Mission 31 undersea team

Who would live underwater for weeks at a time -- and in view of the public? Get to know Fabien Cousteau and his crew doing it for science, bragging rights, and, uh, the freeze-dried food.

By June 1, 2014

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Two heads aren't better than one, study says

Do you believe in the wisdom of crowds? Well, a Princeton study suggests less wisdom there than you might imagine.

By April 24, 2014