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The 14 dance moves found in the dancing cockatoo study

Thanks to Snowball, the study concluded that spontaneity of movement to music is not unique to humans.

How Foldit turns anyone into a biochemist

Researcher Brian Koepnik explains how players like Susan Kleinfelter help design new proteins.

The Voynich manuscript, a famously mysterious medieval text, has been decoded. Or has it?

A Cambridge expert says she has doubts about claims that the secrets of the mysterious Voynich manuscript have been unlocked.

Better watch out, future lunar colonists. There are quakes up there

In the future, someone on a moon base may look up from their computer screen and feel the rumblings of a moonquake.

What helps prevent dementia? Try exercise, not vitamin pills

If you want to save your brain, focus on keeping the rest of your body well with exercise and healthy habits rather than popping vitamin pills, new guidelines advise.

12 endangered animal and plant species conservationists are trying to save

Researchers at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature provided the following examples of work being done to try to save species threatened with extinction.

Opinion: Revealing the real prices insurers pay can save health care

Making public the secret prices that insurers pay providers would infuse much-needed competition into health care’s $3.5 trillion market.

FDA approves the first vaccine for dengue fever, with major restrictions

The vaccine protects against a common disease but has generated controversy due to evidence it can increase the risk of severe infection in some people.