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'Baby, it's hot outside': Why birds sing to eggs

Much like parents who talk to a pregnant woman's belly, some birds sing to their eggs before they hatch, and the reason may be to prepare them for a warming world, researchers said Thursday.

Warbler genomes look to be 99.97 percent alike

For decades, conservationists have considered blue-winged warblers to be a threat to golden-winged warblers, a species being considered for federal Endangered Species protection. Blue-winged warbler populations have declined ...

A dog's dilemma: Do canines prefer praise or food?

Given the choice, many dogs prefer praise from their owners over food, suggests a new study published in the journal Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. The study is one of the first to combine brain-imaging data ...

How did primate brains get so big?

Virtual brains reconstructed from ancient, kiwi-sized primate skulls could help resolve one of the most intriguing evolutionary mysteries: how modern primates developed large brains.

When ships pass, whales eat less: study

Noise from ships impedes humpback whales from foraging for food, and could have long-term impacts on the health of these majestic creatures, according to a study released Wednesday.

Rosetta captures comet outburst
Understanding nature's patterns with plasmas
Graphene under pressure
Measuring tiny forces with light
Light and matter merge in quantum coupling
New method developed for producing some metals
China unveils 2020 Mars rover concept: report
Image: Hubble Investigates Stellar Shrapnel
Force triggers gene expression by stretching chromatin
Stretchy supercapacitors power wearable electronics

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