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  1. Tech

    A new soft bot mimics octopuses and inchworms to climb walls

    A new soft robot that scales walls could help with surveillance or building inspections.

  2. Neuroscience

    Both fish and humans have REM-like sleep

    Sleeping zebrafish have brain and body activity similar to snoozing mammals, suggesting that sleep evolved at least 450 million years ago.

  3. Astronomy

    These are the most-read Science News stories of 2018

    From male birth control to wombat poop, Science News online readers had a wide variety of favorite stories on our website.

  4. Planetary Science

    Readers ponder Opportunity’s future, animal consciousness and more

    Readers had questions about NASA’s Opportunity rover, pollen shapes and more.

  5. Animals

    How a dolphin eats an octopus without dying

    An octopus’s tentacles can kill a dolphin — or a human — when eaten alive. But wily dolphins in Australia have figured out how to do this safely.

  6. Particle Physics

    Readers puzzled by proton’s properties

    Readers sent feedback on under-ice greenhouses in the Arctic, the Martian atmosphere and more.

  7. Science & Society

    These are the most-read Science News stories of 2017

    From Cassini and eclipses to ladybugs and dolphins, Science News online readers had a wide variety of favorite stories on our website.

  8. Genetics

    Cephalopods may have traded evolution gains for extra smarts

    Editing RNA may give cephalopods smarts, but there’s a trade-off.

  9. Tech

    Watch this cuttlefish-inspired ‘skin’ morph into a 3-D shape

    New silicone material mimics cephalopod shape-shifting for quick camouflage.

  10. Genetics

    New CRISPR gene editors can fix RNA and DNA one typo at a time

    New gene editors can correct common typos that lead to disease.

  11. Genetics

    How gene editing is changing what a lab animal looks like

    What makes a good animal model? New techniques bring opportunities and challenges to model organisms.

  12. Paleontology

    Ancient attack marks show ocean predators got scarier

    Killer snails and other ocean predators that drill through shells have grown bigger over evolutionary time.