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Listen to this piano-playing robot hit all the right notes

  

This button-size device could tell you whether you’re getting too much sun

 

Even fruit flies succumb to cultural dating pressures

Watch these tissue-engineered spinal disks mimic the real thing

     

Airplane with no moving parts takes flight

      

How do cats stay so clean? Video reveals secrets of the feline tongue​

  

In reversal, NSF lifts proposal limits on biologists

    

Watch tiny robots swim through an eyeball to deliver medicine

Neanderthals’ barrel chests might not have been any bigger than ours

  

This ‘two-faced’ membrane can create electricity—from nothing but salty water

   

Can you guess the ages of these faces?

  

These butterflies boost their hearing with an unusual strategy

    

Why scientists had trouble predicting Hurricane Michael’s rapid intensification​

  

The average person can recognize 5000 faces

  

First direct observation of hunting pelican eel reveals a bizarre fish with an inflatable head

 

Biologists irate at NSF’s new one-proposal cap

     

The key to stopping mass shootings? Treat them like a public health disaster, this scientist says

    

Watch these alienlike robots weave a bus-size fiberglass structure—all by themselves

     

Skepticism surrounds renowned mathematician’s attempted proof of 160-year-old hypothesis

   

Testing and cleaning North Carolina’s water supply post-Florence could prove tricky. A microbiologist explains why

     

Deadly storms break records, damage facilities

     

Like humans, octopuses want more hugs when high on ecstasy

     

Watch a hurricane put a dent in Earth’s crust

   

Ig Nobel prizes honor do-it-yourself colonoscopies, a curious use for postage stamps, and other peculiar research

      

Hurricane Florence is coming. Scientists are scrambling to prepare

     

If you’ve had anesthesia, you can likely thank this veterinarian who just won a top science prize

     

Monarchs that ‘drop out’ of the migration game pick up more parasites

     

Scientists hope to spark action on climate change—by turning it into a game

   

Slow-motion video reveals ‘killer whiplash’ butcherbirds use to take down prey

  

Ravenous insects may be coming for our crops in a warming world

   

Urban planners aim to eliminate slums—with computer programs

  

A new way to engage kids? Science museum teams with local school district to educate preschoolers

  

How the house sparrow made its home with humans

  

How 30 days with an in-home robot could help children with autism

 

Being watched by a cranky robot might help you focus

 

Could the star of The Meg really bite a ship in half? We took a paleobiologist to the new movie to find out

  

This walrus tusk trinket may shed light on the early days of Viking trading

  

These tiny, stretchy speakers and microphones let your skin play music

 

Should you get your pet’s DNA tested? Scientists urge caution

   

Food cravings peak twice nightly, in countries all around the world

 

Is this monkey the inspiration for Dr. Seuss’s Lorax?

 

‘Smart plants’ could soon detect deadly radon and mold in your home

 

Watch this origami fish grabber nab a deep-sea squid

 

Studies downplay threat that dams pose to primates in Guinea and Indonesia, critics say

Narwhals, walruses are most at risk from booming Arctic ship traffic

Prosthetic hands feel more real, thanks to some good vibrations