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In science, failure can be a blessing. Just look at Viagra

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The little blue pill started life as a failed treatment for chest pain

Anastasia Gorelova, University of Pittsburgh

Cephalopods are forcing us to rethink what it means to be colorblind

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Octopuses, squids and cuttlefish should technically be colorblind. So how do they camouflage so well?

Ada Hagan, University of Michigan

How studying fish camouflage can teach us to examine our biases

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The human perspective isn't always the most useful one.

Andrea Schlunk, University of Rhode Island

We still don't really know how Zika gets into the brain

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For this scientist, the race to understand one of the world's most mysterious diseases is personal.

Michael F. Wells, Harvard University