Category: The Cooler

Plant Zombies, Cannibal Tadpoles & the Fading Tuatara

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Zebra Stripes, Disease-Fighting Owls, and Jellyfish for Lunch

Also in our best of the web: rattlesnake wrangling, high-end environment news, art meets climate science, and an endangered mammal that looks like an artichoke

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Of Crows and Cuckoos, Pigeons, Pachyderms, and Komodos

Also in our best of the web: A bioblitz near you, the Colorado delta gets a big gulp, never-till farming, and what Hollywood gets wrong about bugs and birders

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Amphibian Invisibility Cloak, Resilient Bats, and Terror Birds

Also in our best of the web: taxonomy appreciation day, donor-funded science, rainwater harvesting, and snowy owls.

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Antarctic Invaders, Fungal Wonders and Birds Galore

Also in our best of the web: rock snot, turkey invasion, the Jynx bird, an underground ocean, TED talks back, and what Cosmos got wrong.

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Loggerheads’ Lost Years, Bronx River Beavers & Sibley 2.0

Also in this week’s best of the web: blue-blooded horseshoe crabs, Javan rhinos, hitchhiking pseudoscorpions, and cave-dwelling crocodiles of Gabon

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Elephants and Water Opossums and Wildebeests, Oh My

Also in our best of the web: how wind turbines might quiet hurricanes, real-time tracking of deforestation, and biocontrol for quagga mussels in Lake Powell.

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The Adaptable Ptarmigan, Duckweed in Your Gas Tank & Much More

Also in our best of the web: transgenic chestnuts fights back, conservationists take a cue from Wiki-leaks, rats rule the Earth, and protein moves to the roof.

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Oil from Grocery Bags, Elephant Repellent, Roadkill and More

Also in our best of the web: dating advice for spiders, big data for farming and disease prediction, and a little Darwin Day buzz.

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Shrinking Fish, High Flying Bumblebees, Speeding Glaciers & More

Also in our weekly best of the web: the decline of natural history, the science of risk perception, and where the US is getting dirty with energy now.

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Flying Snakes, White Green Roofs, Why Agoutis Should Sleep in & More

Also in this week’s best of the web: growing an electrical circuit, why scientists and designers struggle to collaborate, and the secret handshake of science communications.

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Insect Soup, Deep Ocean Restoration, Twerking Spiders & More

Also in our weekly best of the web: Why “climate change = impending disaster” doesn’t work; drones search for rare pygmy rabbits; and why scientists should talk to reporters.

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The Cooler: Tweeting Sharks, Animal Cannibals, Farmbots & More

Also in our Friday best-of-the-web: a dolphin mega-pod, a trove of old snake venom, and one acid-loving coral reef.

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Rights of De-extinct Animals, Dark Money, Magic Mushrooms & More

Also in our Friday best of the web: New understanding of invasive plants, the science behind prairie dogs’ jump-yipping, and why three reasons might be better than six.

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The Trapped Polar Expedition: Spectacle or Serious Science?

The icebound Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) made headlines for becoming icebound at year’s end and requiring helicopter rescue for its passengers. Which set off a debate: was the AAE really science, or just a carnival-like spectacle?

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