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Two cowbirds near each other. The smaller female is facing away from the larger male.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Cowbirds outsource parenting to other species, but an innate password tells their children to copy cowbird songs.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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Pain, gastrointestinal distress, blisters, chafing, mental fatigue and dehydration. Extreme challenges to a tough sport.

Chris Gorski, Editor

Plants may recruit defenders by bribing them with other plants' pollen.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Researchers found that when we fall from different heights, our bodies move differently to absorb the impact.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Data from the second probe to reach interstellar space helps scientists form a more complete picture of the boundary between the sun and the stars. 

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Surprisingly, it’s the trees, not the bugs, that matter.

Gabriel Popkin, Contributor

Quiver at the sight of skeletal galaxies, stellar pumpkins and ghostly interstellar visitors.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

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