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I spend a lot of time thinking about how people perceive trash. Adjectives like “dirty,” “gross,” and even, “whatever,” top the list. But I rarely hear the word “resource.” ‘Waste’ begins as a resource and transforms into a product. We then use and dispose of it. This linear “take-make-dispose” method is followed almost unconsciously; in fact,…

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By Ker Than- A species of tiny bat seems to be using rolled-up leaves like trumpets to amplify calls, a new study says. A few years ago, biologists Gloriana Chaverri and Erin Gillam were in Costa Rica studying Spix’s disk-winged bat, a species that is known to escape predators and harsh weather by roosting inside the folded leaves of…

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By Ker Than- A species of tiny bat seems to be using rolled-up leaves like trumpets to amplify calls, a new study says. A few years ago, biologists Gloriana Chaverri and Erin Gillam were in Costa Rica studying Spix’s disk-winged bat, a species that is known to escape predators and harsh weather by roosting inside the folded leaves of…

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We’ve told you about an urchin that can eat with its anus and a tadpole that can see through its tail.  And now, in the latest discovery of a surprising use for body parts, scientists say there’s a frog that can hear through its mouth. Scientists had thought that the Gardiner’s Seychelles frog—at 11 millimeters…

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We’ve told you about an urchin that can eat with its anus and a tadpole that can see through its tail.  And now, in the latest discovery of a surprising use for body parts, scientists say there’s a frog that can hear through its mouth. Scientists had thought that the Gardiner’s Seychelles frog—at 11 millimeters…

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