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  • Unlike other animals, North American and European bumblebees are not moving north to escape hotter temperatures. | Science / AAAS While the geographic ranges of many animals are expanding toward the poles in response to warming temperatures, the ranges of North American and European bumblebee...
  • The Council of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has approved the nomination of Marcia K. McNutt, editor-in-chief of the Science family of journals — published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) — for election as president of the Academy. McNutt, who on 1 June...
  • Being square has its advantages: the shape of the seahorse tail gives it a strong grasping shape, researchers say. | Flickr/ auddess / CC BY-NC 2.0 The seahorse tail is square because this shape is better at resisting damage and at grasping than a circular tail would be, a new engineering study...
  • A plant-based oil herder could provide a greener option for corralling oil spills such as the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico. | NOAA / CC BY 2.0 A new compound containing a plant-based molecule could make crude oil spill cleanup a little easier on the environment, a new study...
  • New genetic tools that trace confiscated ivory back to the elephant populations from which it came might help law enforcement agencies crack down on poaching, researchers say. The technology has already identified two areas in Africa that have been fueling the world's illegal ivory trade since...
  • Researchers filmed the hawkmoth under different light conditions as it fed from a 3D, robotic flower. | Science /AAAS The vision of the hawkmoth Manduca sexta — an agile insect flyer that feeds on nectar — is finely tuned to the swaying of flowers in the breeze, a new study shows. These findings...
  • A new analysis of Triceratops fossils reveals that the teeth of these iconic, three-horned dinosaurs were more complex than previously realized, rivaling the most advanced mammalian teeth, such those of horses and bison, in sophistication. The study appears in the 5 June issue of Science Advances...
  • Super Typhoon Haiyan approaches the Philippines on November 7, 2013. Tropical cyclones like Haiyan have become more powerful since the 1970s.| NASA Warming ocean temperatures seem to have intensified storms in the northwestern Pacific by about 10% in the past two decades, according to a new study...