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The latest in feathering the nest: homes built from chicken. Feathers, that is.

Solar Cells

New high-quality solar panels, as thin as film negatives, could be attached to any material. Picture... power-generating pants!

Political Biology

Scientists discover a link between physiology and political beliefs.

Bird Bombs

Gray partridges use unusual tactics to thwart predators.

The Shadow Knows

A new technique can identify individuals using only their shadow.

Hearts on the Mend

A Harvard cardiac surgeon says video game technology offers a better way to fix a broken heart.

Gym Socks

Genetic testing using sweaty socks.

Cow Showers

Researchers reveal the showering preferences of cows.

Tarzan ... or Jane?

Chimps are remarkably savvy at determining the gender of other chimps, using just their faces. But only with chimps they know.