Life

Great Animated GIFs of Science

Robust and primitive, is the GIF the nematode of online imagery? it's as if C. elegans had swum down through the aeons to intersect with an image-making format engineered to express its qualities.

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Everlastingly Strange

G. K. Chesterton: "The simplest truth about man is that he is a very strange being; almost in the sense of being a stranger on the earth."

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Foxy Magnetism

Foxes may see more than we know: if a team of wildlife biologists is right, they could use magnetic cues to help them judge their predatory leaps.

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Neanderthals of a Certain Age

Whatever advantages fully modern humans enjoyed over their Neanderthal neighbors, lifespan was not among them, according to a new study of the longevity of our Pleistocene predecessors.

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