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Holly Clark Coburn

Can a human singing voice shatter glass?

Not just any loud sound will shatter a glass. It has to be the right resonant frequency.

Video shows how hummingbirds sing with their tail feathers

Watching hummingbirds in slow motion has turned up new insights into their behavior - like how males use their tail feathers to "sing" to females.

Jumping spiders zoom in with green light

Jumping spider eyes have special receptors for green light in their multi-layered retina, according to a new study.

Mask-bot: a robot with a human face

Researchers create a robot face -- Mask-bot -- animated by the beam of an internal projector.

Solar wind sandblasts Mercury’s poles

Mercury's weak magnetic field provides little protection for our sun's innermost planet from the fierce solar wind, a squall of charged particles from the sun.

Parrots and crows solve same puzzle in their own way

Study shows how two highly intelligent bird species use native talents to inform their decisions.

Comparing theory to observation in eating habits of giant black holes

Astrophysicists have scrutinized X-rays from accretion disks surrounding eight black holes and confirmed differences between black hole observation and theory.

Falling ash from Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano in Chile

The Chilean volcanic eruption on Saturday, June 4, 2011 reached six miles up into the sky and sent a plume of ash toward Argentina.

Images from the photo ambassadors of ESO

The European Southern Observatory designated six Photo Ambassadors, who share their dazzling view with the world.

Earth as seen from space 500 million years ago

An animation from the Planetary Habitability Laboratory shows Earth during the Cambrian Period, when land masses clustered in the southern hemisphere.