From toys to totems, an exploration of how we perceive — and imitate — the animals around us

In this essay from the collection "Mechanical Animals," the author delves deep into the ways that animals inspire everything from brands to high-tech medical instruments

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Colorado governor extends safer-at-home coronavirus directive until July 1

The safer-at-home period was set to expire on Monday night. Gov. Jared Polis said "the virus is still here, and it could surge back the moment we let our guard down."

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Federal prosecutors in Colorado are looking to charge criminal “agitators” at Denver’s George Floyd protests

U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn, Colorado’s top federal prosecutor, says investigators have reason to believe a small number of people are inciting chaos and causing damage. He believes getting them off the street will bring calm.

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Before protests brought thousands together, data pointed to a possible coronavirus resurgence in Colorado

State health officials say it will take two weeks before they can measure whether the demonstrations led to a surge in new COVID-19 cases