How AI Facial Recognition is Helping Conserve Pumas

[ad_1] INTRO: This is Scientific American’s 60-Second Science. I’m Ashleigh Papp. Papp: Mountain lions are now posing for their close ups. Researchers based in the greater Yellowstone National Park area have figured out a new way to identify these cats by using...

New Research Decodes the Sea Cow’s Hidden Language

[ad_1] Ashleigh Papp: This is Scientific American’s 60-Second Science, I’m Ashleigh Papp. OK — listen to this: [Underwater Noises] Ashleigh Papp: … If you had to guess, what would you say made those sounds? … Did you guess that they were from a...

Chimps Apply Insects to their Wounds

[ad_1] Christopher Intagliata: Chimpanzees can make tools, they display emotions, and they can outfox humans at certain memory games. But chimps also resemble us in another way—they use medicine. They’re known to eat tough leaves and bitter plants to purge...