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Biologist Carin Bondar shares videos and books about animals getting down and dirty.

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At the end of 2014, find repose by exciting the mind. 52 of the world’s leading thinkers offer the books that inspired them and their work.

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That’s right. The cockroach. How watching Robert Full’s TED Talk effectively ruined the day of writer Kate Torgovnick May.

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Pheromones are a hot topic. But as zoologist Tristram Wyatt argues, we’re not even sure that humans have them. Meanwhile, scientists have been studying these chemical signals for years in the animal kingdom — and made some extremely weird observations.

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Ecologist Deborah Gordon shows that ants create resilient, productive networks without any central guiding intelligence. Maybe we should learn from the little critters, not just squish them.

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In 1945, there were 4.5 million bees in the United States. Today, there are just about 2 million. It’s been a subtle decline over time, but one that has dramatically accelerated over the past seven years. And this should be extremely alarming, given that bees pollinate one-third of the world’s crops. In today’s talk, […]