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    • Hummingbird Tongue May Work Like Micropumps

    • By: Susan Milius
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
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    How nectar rises through specialized grooves has inspired debate.

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    • Animal Math

    • By: Susan Milius
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 19 mins
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    Searching the barnyard and zoo for the evolutionary roots of human number crunching.

    "Animal Math" is from the December 10, 2016 issue of Science News.

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    • Seeing Humans as Super Predators

    • By: Susan Milius
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    To get a glimpse of a superpredator, just look in the mirror. Comparing hunting habits of mammals and fishes reveals humans as Earth’s most dangerous, oddball predator — one that targets adult prey in large numbers, a practice that can push populations into decline.

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    • Polar Bears Walking Hibernation Not Much of an Energy Saver

    • By: Susan Milius
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    Summertime dips in activity and body temperature may not be enough to protect bears from challenges of climate change.

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    • Climate Change Might Help Pests Resist Corn's Genetic Weapon

    • By: Susan Milius
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
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    Climate change might be great news for pests looking to munch on genetically modified crops, researchers propose. In particular, researchers analyzed 21 years of data from Maryland cornfields and suggest that rising temperatures might help corn earworms (Helicoverpa zea) develop resistance faster to a widespread genetically built-in crop protection.

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    • Bees May like Neonicotinoids, but Some May Be Harmed

    • By: Susan Milius
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    Bees don’t have the mouthpart sensitivity to taste - and thus can’t avoid - nectar tainted with neonicotinoid pesticides, new lab tests indicate. And the charm of nicotine may even seduce bees into favoring pesticide-spiked nectar.

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    • Heat Turns Wild Genetic Male Reptiles into Functional Females

    • By: Susan Milius
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    Some genetically male Australian bearded dragons are growing up as fully functional females in the wild — the first reptiles confirmed to reverse sex under natural conditions.

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    • Fairy Circles Found Outside of Africa

    • By: Susan Milius
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
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    Beyond the small mining town of Newman in Western Australia lie the first fairy circles that scientists have described outside of Africa. These patches of bare soil dot outback grasslands in almost regular polka-dot patterns, just like the puzzling circle landscapes known from Namibia, says ecologist Stephan Getzin of the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research-UFZ in Leipzig, Germany.

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    • Big Genetics Study Blazes Path for Bringing Back Tomato Flavor

    • By: Susan Milius
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
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    An analysis of nearly 400 kinds of tomatoes suggests which flavor compounds could bring heirloom deliciousness back to varieties that were bred for toughness over taste.

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    • Yeasts Can Hide in Lichen Partnerships

    • By: Susan Milius
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    The discovery of yeasts hiding in lichens from six continents might shake up a basic idea of what makes up a lichen partnership. Fifty-two genera of lichens collected from around the world include a second fungus - single cells, called yeasts, of a previously unknown order now christened Cyphobasidiales.

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    • Overlooked Mass Migration Spotted

    • By: Susan Milius
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
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    Trillions of arthropods fly over United Kingdom annually.

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    • Even Fast-Breeding Rabbits Can't Withstand Everglades Python Invasion

    • By: Susan Milius
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
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    Even breeding like bunnies can’t save some mammals in Everglades National Park from invading Burmese pythons.

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    • Science Versus Mosquito

    • By: Susan Milius
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Controlling one of the world's most dangerous animals takes on new urgency. "Science Versus Mosquito" is from the April 2, 2016 issue of Science News.

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    • First Known Venomous Frogs Stab with Toxin-Dripping Lip Spikes

    • By: Susan Milius
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
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    Carlos Jared discovered the first known venomous frog by accident. And it took him a long time to connect his pain with tree frogs that head-butted his hand.

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    • How Architecture Can Make Ants Better Workers

    • By: Susan Milius
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
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    Construction traits of nests improve collective behavior.

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    • DNA Edits Boost Photosynthesis

    • By: Susan Milius
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    Improving response to excess light may increase crop yields.

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    • Bacterial DNA Alters Pill Bug Sex

    • By: Susan Milius
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    Wolbachia gene transfers have shaped female chromosome.

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    • Sexual Conflict in Mosquitos may have Worsened the Spread of Malaria

    • By: Susan Milius
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    Mating issues drove evolution of better disease carriers.

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    • Good Luck Outsmarting a Mosquito

    • By: Susan Milius
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    The blood-sucking insects use their senses in sequence in a relentless search to find you.

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    • Killer Whales Follow Postmenopausal Leaders

    • By: Susan Milius
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    A clue to the evolution of menopause may come from older female killer whales who often take the lead in salmon hunts.

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