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Acorn Woodpeckers Fight Long Bloody Territorial Wars

More than 40 of the birds, in coalitions of three or four, may fight for days over oak trees in which to store their acorns. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Coronavirus News Roundup, October 17-October 23

Pandemic highlights for the week -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

This Beetle's Stab-Proof Exoskeleton Makes It Almost Indestructible

Jigsaw-puzzle-shaped seams that hold a notoriously tough insect’s wing cases together could inspire engineers -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Climate Portion of Final Trump-Biden Debate Revolved Around Ending Oil, Wind 'Fumes'

One of the most substantive debate exchanges on the topic to date highlighted stark differences between the candidates -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

A Medical Student Contemplates Pandemic-Era Isolation--and Connection

An open letter -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Can a Moon Base Be Safe for Astronauts?

Creating a sustainable human presence beyond low-Earth orbit requires a clear-eyed view of the risks—and rewards—inherent in spaceflight -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Beehives on a Cliff Wall Are Protected from Predators and Pesticides

A high mountain in China turns into a safe haven for the declining insects -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The Disturbing History of Research into Transgender Identity

Research into the determinants of gender identity may do more harm than good -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

A Medical Student Contemplates Pandemic-Era Isolation...and Connection

An open letter -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Quantum Time Twist Offers a Way to Create Schrödinger's Clock

Physicists describe a way to merge quantum theory with Einstein’s special theory of relativity—and even a method to test it experimentally -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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