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Title: Bird Fossil Shared Earth with T. rex

Squid's Glowing Skin Patterns May Be Code

April 2nd, 2020

Humboldt squid can rapidly change the pigmentation and luminescence patterns on their skin by contracting and relaxing their muscles, possibly to communicate. Go to Episode

Bird Fossil Shared Earth with T. rex

April 2nd, 2020

Dating back 67 million years, this representative of the group of modern birds has been dubbed the Wonderchicken (which is not an April Fools’ Day… Go to Episode

City Birds: Big-Brained with Few Offspring or Small-Brained with a Lot

March 31st, 2020

To make it in urban areas, birds tend to be either large-brained and able to produce few offspring or small-brained and extremely fertile. In natural… Go to Episode

Coyotes Eat Everything From Fruits to Cats

March 30th, 2020

The diets of coyotes varied widely depending on whether they were living in rural, suburban or urban environments--but pretty much anything is fair game. Go to Episode