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Archive for September 2016

September 1, 2016

 

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The People Who Don’t Believe Research

Find out why some people refuse to believe research and statistics.

September 2, 2016

 

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How To Remember April

It can be hard to remember something... here are some helpful memory aids!

September 6, 2016

 

A tuxedo cat staring at you

Brain Parasites And Your Pet Cat

Are you feeling intensely angry? Are you feeling reckless? It could be your cat's fault.

September 7, 2016

 

A sunset over Lake Suwa in the winter

Believe The Lake And River

What can ancient observations of Lake Suwa and the Torne River tell us about climate change?

September 8, 2016

 

Man sleeping in bed

Early-morning Shivers

If you've ever stayed up the whole night through, you may have noticed that you begin to feel cold in the hours just before morning. Why does this happen?

September 8, 2016

 

Still image of the sun during a dynamic solar event as captured by an X-Ray Telescope

Thanks, Magnetic Field!

Why is there life on Earth? Water, a rocky surface, the right amount of distance, and ____________.

September 9, 2016

 

A macro shot of a single bee

A Menagerie Of Biological Clocks

What do reindeer, cavefish, marine worms, and bees have in common?

September 12, 2016

 

Boy in shadow

Rejection Leads To Aggression

How do people react when they experience rejection?

September 13, 2016

 

Brightly colored alphabet and number refrigerator magnets pointed in different directions.

Alphabetic Memory

Quiz: What comes before P in the alphabet? Unless you are particularly good at remembering sequences, you probably sang yourself a little song, but why?

September 14, 2016

 

An alarming number of ants devour an apple

It Only Takes One Ant

Why are there so many ants on your kitchen counter?

September 15, 2016

 

Large, old-fashioned mercury thermometers

Tiny Thermometers Could Lead To Big Breakthroughs

Thermometers 20,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair may tell us more about humans' molecular biology.

September 16, 2016

 

Different colored billiard balls

How’s Your Fastball?

No matter HOW fast the "fast" ball is moving, it will still fall at the same speed as the ball that just meanders over the edge.

September 19, 2016

 

Five pigeons are perched on concrete. They are looking into the distance.

What Did That Pigeon Say?

Is that weird noise coming from those pigeons' beaks?

September 20, 2016

 

A green orchid with a small bug crawling on it

That Orchid Needs A Shower

Not all flowers are perfume-worthy. Read about the orchid that smells like body odor.

September 21, 2016

 

Blue fluorescent light sculpted into the shape of a human face

It’s Not Easy Being Blue

Turning blue in the face is easier said than done.

September 22, 2016

 

An ornate Foucault Pendulum at the Forest Lawn Mausoleum

As The World Turns

Want to see proof that the Earth is spinning on its axis?

September 23, 2016

 

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A World Without Insects

A world without them might not be as nice as we might think...

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