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Bovine Magnetism

Scientists find the first hard evidence that large mammals, maybe even humans, can sense Earth's magnetic field.

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Psychologists say that just thinking about a higher power can convince people to give and give.


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Toilet Talk

Scientists are investigating an unusual, but strangely appropriate, cure for the trots.


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Angry Elephants

What makes an elephant see red? The COLOR red.

Navy Seals

Sensors glued to the heads of elephant seals are giving researchers an unprecedented amount of data about conditions underneath the icy polar regions.
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UC Berkeley scientists find a way to make objects disappear.

Fear Stinks

Researchers discover a special patch of cells that let animals smell fear.

Chili Chemistry

Scientists discover how chilis turn up the heat.