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Male Java sparrows may 'drum' to their songs

Male Java sparrows may coordinate their bill-clicking sounds with the notes of their song, according to a study published May 20, 2015 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Masayo Soma and Chihiro Mori from Hokkaido University, ...

dateMay 20, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Who's in that vomit, anyhow?

Everyone likes "gross" fossils. Fossil poo always gets attention, and infected bones are cool to look at, but vomit is fairly unusual in the fossil record. One of the best known examples (at least to paleontologists with ...

dateNov 13, 2015 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Using math to make Guinness

If you ever read public health research, you've probably encountered the term "Student's t-test," or just "t-test." The experimenters will do this magical test, and suddenly conclude that everything is awesome. But even when ...

dateJul 29, 2015 in Mathematics
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The curse of the horned dinosaur egg

Horned dinosaurs (ceratopsians) just can't catch a break when it comes to their fossilized eggs. The first purported examples turned up in Mongolia during the 1920s, attributed to Protoceratops. A few unlucky "Protoceratops" ...

dateJun 03, 2015 in Archaeology & Fossils
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