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A white-throated round-eared bat (Tonatia silvicola) catches — and munches — a katydid on Barro Colorado Island in Panama. Katydids are "the potato chips of the rain forest," scientists say. Christian Ziegler/ Minden Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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Sound Matters: Sex And Death In The Rain Forest

Scientists eavesdropping in trees have decoded a high stakes game of hide and seek. Katydids rely on ultrasound to find mates and listen for bats, which use ultrasound to find the bugs, and eat them.

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Phoenix, Ariz., on Apr. 28, 2010. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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When Sheriffs Refuse An ICE Detainment Request, They Get Called Out

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Author Garson O'Toole has a simple explanation for why quotes are often wrongly attributed to Mark Twain: "If you preface a quotation by saying it's from Twain, then people are prepared to laugh at it." Ernest H. Mills/Getty Images hide caption

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Author Interviews

'Hemingway Didn't Say That' (And Neither Did Twain Or Kafka)

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'Hemingway Didn't Say That' (And Neither Did Twain Or Kafka)

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Aimee Mann's newest album, Mental Illness, is out now. Sheryl Nields/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

'I Think It's Hard To Be A Person': Aimee Mann On Compassionate Songwriting

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'I Think It's Hard To Be A Person': Aimee Mann On Compassionate Songwriting

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Workers prepare a gravel pad as a massive crane is used to lift a 2,000-ton section of the tunnel boring machine known as "Bertha" in March 2015. The project was stalled for two years as engineers struggled to repair the gigantic machine. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way

Bertha Finally Breaks Through In Seattle

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Bertha Finally Breaks Through In Seattle

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A white-throated round-eared bat (Tonatia silvicola) catches — and munches — a katydid on Barro Colorado Island in Panama. Katydids are "the potato chips of the rain forest," scientists say. Christian Ziegler/ Minden Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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Sound Matters: Sex And Death In The Rain Forest

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Sound Matters: Sex And Death In The Rain Forest

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Members of a search group carry the coffin of Pedro Huesca as they walk to a cemetery in Veracruz, Mexico, on March 8. Huesca, a police detective, disappeared in 2013 and was found in a mass grave. His remains were among more than 250 skulls found over the past several months in what appears to be a drug cartel mass burial ground on the outskirts of the city of Veracruz, prosecutors said. Felix Marquez/AP hide caption

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With Murders On The Rise, 2017 On Track To Be One Of Mexico's Deadliest Years

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Chicago police have arrested two teenage boys and are looking for several other suspects in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that was streamed on Facebook Live. Legal experts say some charges may be possible for those who watched online, but that they could be difficult to prove. Nova Safo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Should Viewers Of Facebook Live Gang Rape Face Charges?

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President Trump, seen crossing the South Lawn on March 2, has criticized his predecessor for his "weakness" in Syria — though Trump as a private citizen warned against action in the country repeatedly in 2013. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On The Record: President Trump Vs. Private Citizen Trump On Syria

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