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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

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Flipboard buys Zite from CNN to quash a rival

Zite will fade away as a standalone app, as Flipboard folds the rival's recommendation tech into its own news reader.

By March 5, 2014

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Wikileaks publishes draft of secretive TPP trade pact

Comparing the Trans-Pacific Partnership to SOPA, critics say the 12-nation treaty currently being secretly negotiated could limit Internet freedoms.

By November 13, 2013

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Oarfish necropsy: Washed-up sea serpents reveal secrets

Researchers dissect an 18-foot-long oarfish and discover some more unusual creatures on the inside.

By October 29, 2013