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Title: Ants Stick to Cliques to Dodge Disease

Ants Stick to Cliques to Dodge Disease

January 16th, 2019

Ants infected with fungal pathogens steer clear of other cliques within the colony—avoiding wider infection, and allowing for a sort of immunity.… Go to Episode

"Mona Lisa Effect" Not True for Mona Lisa

January 17th, 2019

The Mona Lisa effect is the illusion that the subject of a painting follows you with her gaze, despite where you stand. But da Vinci's famous painting… Go to Episode

Viewing This Weekend's Lunar Eclipse

January 18th, 2019

A total lunar eclipse will grace the skies this Sunday, January 20th—and it may or may not be red. Christopher Intagliata reports. Go to Episode

Mistimed Migration Means Bird Death Battles

January 13th, 2019

Climate change is shifting population numbers and nest building by resident and migratory birds in Europe—sometimes leading to deadly conflict.… Go to Episode