THE VOICE A study of how elephants respond to human voices broadcast from a portable speaker suggests that Amboseli National Park’s elephants can tell a lot about a person just from how he or she talks.
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LURKER The twitches that let a European garden spider know that lunch has landed may not be as easy to detect if strands of its web anchor to human-made materials.
SOFIA, or the Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy, is the largest airborne observatory in the world. But if funders outside of NASA don't provide additional funding for the airplane-based telescope, it could be put in storage next year.