Articles by Joshua Learn

As the ancestors of penguins dived deeper, their wings became streamlined for swimming.
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Ancient 2-meter tall theropods could have outrun most humans.
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New research looks at how dust storms and a thin atmosphere may play into alternative energy sources on the Red Planet.
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Fox-like dog described by first Europeans to visit the remote islands was an ecological anomaly.
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Strychnine is so difficult to make in a lab that chemists, including Nobel winners, have long competed to synthesize it more efficiently.
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People who watch hockey use context to follow the small, fast-moving puck.
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Analysis of fish ear bones reveals how bioluminescent lanternfish became so abundant.
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The carnivores play a unique role in breaking down calcium, phosphorous from prey.
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Experiments on fox squirrels show they know the perfect combination of speed, springiness and "parkour movements" to get their nuts.
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When their homes burn, male red-backed fairywrens fail to develop their brilliant plumage.
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The ancient dinosaur ancestor likely ate the newly described species by accident.
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Bacteria found around a Brazilian mine could improve copper harvesting.
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