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In Just 6 Generations, Butterflies Brighten Their Colors

It's a mystery how butterflies manage to make their brilliant wing colors, but Yale physicists got a glimpse when they took the question to the lab, breeding dull brown butterflies into purple ones.
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Glass-Free Menagerie: New Zoo Concept Gets Rid Of Enclosures

An architectural firm is designing a zoo that will forgo cages, working barriers into a natural landscape. "You won't have a lonely tiger walking around inside a cage," says architect Bjarke Ingels.
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Pump Up The Bass, Feel Like A Boss

A new study found that listening to music with heavy bass lines — think "We Will Rock You" and "In Da Club" — makes people feel more powerful.
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WATCH: NASA Tests New Mars Braking System

The saucer-like Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator went up 190,000 feet to simulate the conditions of an orbital entry at the red planet.
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New Mexico's Northern Landscape Gets A New Burst Of Color

An unusually wet monsoon season has painted the desert, normally dusty brown, a lush green. It has been a welcome respite from the years of devastating drought that have plagued the state.
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Lake Erie's Toxic Bloom Has Ohio Farmers On The Defensive

Ohio farmers say they are not the only ones to blame for Toledo's polluted drinking water. They say they are using only as much fertilizer as they need to grow their crops.
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Lake Erie's Toxin-Fueled Bloom Has Ohio Famers On The Defensive

A recent water crisis cast a light on fertilizers used by farmers in the region of Toledo, Ohio.
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Transformer Paper Turns Itself Into A Robot. Cool!

Start with paper; add Shrinky Dinks, a microprocessor, heat, and voila! It's not quite that easy. But this engineering project might one day lead to a printable, flat spacecraft that folds itself.
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Butterfly Shifts From Shabby To Chic With A Tweak Of The Scales

By playing with the physics of wing color, scientists get a glimpse into how butterflies get their colors, and how quickly they can evolve from brown to brilliant.
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House Calls Keep People Out Of Nursing Homes And Save Money

In the case of an elderly patient with multiple medical problems, having a team of health workers deliver care to the home can be cheaper than expensive stays in nursing homes and emergency rooms.

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