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Title: This Fish Knows How to Stick Around

This Fish Knows How to Stick Around

January 17th, 2020

The remora clings to other fish—and appears to use an unusual sense of touch to do so. Christopher Intagliata reports.  Go to Episode

Antarctic Is Ripe for Invasive Species

January 15th, 2020

Mussels and crabs are two of the creatures most likely to invade Antarctica in the next 10 years, a panel of scientists say. Christopher Intagliata reports. Go to Episode

Meteorite Contains Material Older Than Earth

January 13th, 2020

The Murchison meteorite, which screamed to Earth 50 years ago, carried with it stardust that's seven billion years old. Christopher Intagliata reports.  Go to Episode

Bacteria Helped Plants Evolve to Live on Land

January 14th, 2020

Soil bacteria may have taken residence in early algae species, gifting the algae with the ability to withstand drier conditions on land. Annie… Go to Episode