Restoring forest habitat has filled Missouri forests with birdsong again

A win for restoration!

Why we need sleep– a molecular answer

An explanation for why we feel tired.

Whale sharks are very picky about where they live, which could be bad for their survival

They are only found at about 10 locations in the world.

Dogs like fatty food but cats prefer carbs

The findings could improve pet food.

Aggressive guppies turn their eyes black to warn other fish

Watch out!

Book Review: ‘The Scientist’s Guide to Writing’

Scientific writing doesn’t need to be painful!

The magic number of exercise hours for seniors to improve their thinking skills

The most important thing is that you stick with it.

Stick insects defy death– their eggs can survive being eaten by birds

They are “re-born.”

Terrestrial temperatures in the Pliocene were 2-3°C warmer than now

It can be used as a model for future climate change.

Ant groups alternate between movement types to avoid obstacles

Birds, err, ants of a fellow flock together.

How your body heals itself after a wound

Never fear, the macrophages are here!

Women prefer more masculine male faces no matter their own fertility

Good news for macho men.

Importing soybeans has a hidden cost

The importing country’s environment also suffers.

Fasting can help stem cells in the intestine to regenerate

They are fast to heal.

100-million-year-old fossilized larvae got a tasty meal by pretending to be a liverwort

A wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Breastfeeding changed tooth shape in pre-Native American peoples

A genetic journey.

Zero-calorie sweeteners might be just as bad for you as sugar

You can’t cheat reducing your sugar intake.

Strength in numbers: tiny shrimp might be capable of mixing the ocean

“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.”

Children are targeted by junk food ads

Is a ban of junk food ads targeting children warranted?

“Virtual” animals far outnumber the actual animals in the wild, fooling us into think that they are abundant

How many virtual animals do you see each day?