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Methylene blue improves short-term memory.

Methylene blue improves short-term memory.

Blue penguins were threatened by cars.

Blue penguins were threatened by cars.

Molecular geneticists succeeded in creating a blue rose.

Molecular geneticists succeeded in creating a blue rose.

The pitch of blue whales’ songs was getting lower.

The pitch of blue whales’ songs was getting lower.

Science finally described the blue bastard, a species of sweetlips.

Science finally described the blue bastard, a species of sweetlips.

A blue whale was heard singing near New York City.

A blue whale was heard singing near New York City.

Whether a blue ball attacks a yellow cube, or a yellow cube a blue ball, human infants prefer the victim.

Whether a blue ball attacks a yellow cube, or a yellow cube a blue ball, human infants prefer the victim.

Female blue tits are better mothers when their mates are attractive.

Female blue tits are better mothers when their mates are attractive.

Scientists discovered how to induce molting in blue crabs, thereby rendering them soft-shelled on demand.

Scientists discovered how to induce molting in blue crabs, thereby rendering them soft-shelled on demand.

Solomon Islanders were laundering blue birds of paradise, chattering lories, and yellow-crested cockatoos.

Solomon Islanders were laundering blue birds of paradise, chattering lories, and yellow-crested cockatoos.

Cape fur seals have been attacking blue sharks and eating their organs.

Cape fur seals have been attacking blue sharks and eating their organs.

White Americans with blue eyes are likelier than those with brown eyes to be alcoholics.

White Americans with blue eyes are likelier than those with brown eyes to be alcoholics.

U.S. entomologists hoped to offset honeybee declines by promoting the solitary blue orchard bee, which can live in Styrofoam.

U.S. entomologists hoped to offset honeybee declines by promoting the solitary blue orchard bee, which can live in Styrofoam.

Scientists created crash helmets that stink when cracked and fruit flies to whom blue light smells delicious.

Scientists created crash helmets that stink when cracked and fruit flies to whom blue light smells delicious.

Blue sea stars whose arm tips were severed by scientists scuttled senselessly in seeking their reefs, thereby proving that their arm tips were their eyes.

Blue sea stars whose arm tips were severed by scientists scuttled senselessly in seeking their reefs, thereby proving that their arm tips were their eyes.

North American populations of crows, blue jays, titmice, wrens, chickadees, and American robins have dropped significantly as a result of the West Nile virus.

North American populations of crows, blue jays, titmice, wrens, chickadees, and American robins have dropped significantly as a result of the West Nile virus.

Blue stragglers look younger than they are as a result of feeding off giant neighbor stars until only a white dwarf remains.

Blue stragglers look younger than they are as a result of feeding off giant neighbor stars until only a white dwarf remains.

California women presented with an array of blue 3-D-printed penises preferred girthier, but not longer, versions when asked to select for a hypothetical one-night stand.

California women presented with an array of blue 3-D-printed penises preferred girthier, but not longer, versions when asked to select for a hypothetical one-night stand.

Bioengineers created a malaria-resistant mosquito, an infertile mosquito, and a fruit fly whose heart beats in time with the pulse of a blue laser.

Bioengineers created a malaria-resistant mosquito, an infertile mosquito, and a fruit fly whose heart beats in time with the pulse of a blue laser.

Brightly colored birds such as orioles and blue tits are less plentiful than drab birds such as tree pipits, coat tits, and chaffinches in contaminated areas near the Chernobyl nuclear plant.

Brightly colored birds such as orioles and blue tits are less plentiful than drab birds such as tree pipits, coat tits, and chaffinches in contaminated areas near the Chernobyl nuclear plant.

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Greece evacuated 72,000 people from the town of Thessaloniki while an undetonated World War II–era bomb was excavated from beneath a gas station.

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