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Oct 3, 2013 09:13 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
A parasite linked to suicidal behavior and schizophrenia in humans is now causing some mice to become super confident around cats. Continue reading →
Apr 24, 2013 09:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The children’s story Peter Pan famously ends with kids shouting, “I do believe in fairies!” and now they, and adults, can truly believe in Tinkerbell the fairyfly, just discovered by scientists. Continue reading →
Feb 20, 2013 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
What appeared to be huge, dino-pestering fleas are more likely flies, says the team that discovered them. ->
Mar 1, 2011 02:17 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Just as a pair of mites began to mate, a blob of tree resin fell upon them, preserving the moment for eternity.
Jan 25, 2011 03:58 PM ET // Kieran Mulvaney
Sea otter deaths off the coast of California have some pointing fingers at sharks.
Aug 10, 2011 02:49 PM ET // Marianne English
In an effort to slow the spread of malaria, scientists are trying to go to the source -- by stopping how mosquitoes reproduce.
Dec 5, 2012 12:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Urban birds are incorporating cigarette butts into their nests for bug-killing action and for insulation.
Apr 12, 2011 06:56 AM ET // Tim Wall
Many sweet potato whiteflies are coming down with an infection that turns them into supermoms, a bane for farmers.
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