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Archive for May 2015

May 1, 2015

 

elephant family on the move

Older Means Wiser for Elephants

Elephant matriarchs pinpoint predators by ear.

May 4, 2015

 

frog on tree branch

Don’t Kiss That Frog

Frogs are fairy-tale creatures in their own right.

May 5, 2015

 

ice sheet in Antarctica

Hidden Antarctic Ecosystems

Scientists discover thriving ecosystem underneath Antarctica's ice sheet.

May 6, 2015

 

cocoa powder

Ancient Goodies 

Cocoa has been a luxury good since ancient times.

May 7, 2015

 

pregnant woman

Prenatal Exposure to Phthalates: A Danger to Intelligence

Children born to women who were exposed to phthalates during pregnancy have a lower IQ.

May 8, 2015

 

red planet

Organic Molecules on Mars 

Life On Mars? The Curiosity rover found organic molecules on Mars. It’s not exactly “life on Mars” but it’s a good start: Organic compounds are the molecular building blocks of life on Earth. Scientists found the molecules in samples of mudstone in Gale crater, which—it is believed— was a lake billions of years ago. The mudstone contains special clays which […]

May 11, 2015

 

amateur radio transmitter

Jamming A Moment of Science   

Want to block out that angry talk radio show? Here's an easy, step-by-step guide: Radio Jamming 101.

May 12, 2015

 

kudzu

Kudzu’s Good Qualities

Though an invasive species, the Kudzu plant might offer a remedy to alcoholism.

May 13, 2015

 

crochet of uterus

How an Embryo Attaches to the Uterus

About six days after fertilization, an embryo implants itself onto the uterus with a sticky layer of proteins.

May 14, 2015

 

Hubble space telescope

New Neighborhood Galaxy

Astronomers discovered KKs3, a dwarf galaxy that neighbors the Milky Way!

May 15, 2015

 

Thanksgiving turkey

Tryptophan

Tryptophan's sleepy effect is maximized by foods heavy in carbs.

May 18, 2015

 

biodiversity exhibit

Declining Biodiversity—Is Earth Dying?

Human behavior is placing at least a third of Earth's species at risk of extinction.

May 19, 2015

 

cucumber seeds

That New Carpet Smell

Today in weird news: Smog is causing new carpets to smell like rotting cucumbers.

May 20, 2015

 

spine

How Tall Are You? 

Your height varies throughout the day depending on the amount of fluid in your spinal disks.

May 21, 2015

 

archaeologist brushing dirt off fossil

Nidelric Pugio and the Lost World of the Cambrian

Archaeologists discover a fossil 300 million years older than the dinosaurs!

May 22, 2015

 

kid with kleenex over runny nose

Runny Nose

If your kid's got a cold, it's best to just let the runny nose run its course.

May 25, 2015

 

meditative person

Changing the Gene with Meditation   

Mindful meditation may be used to cure physical ailments like inflammation.

May 26, 2015

 

Antarctica glacier

Which Pole is Colder?

Just when you thought it couldn't get any colder...

May 27, 2015

 

cow

Cold Nose Cows  

You can measure a cow's mood by the temperature of its nose!

May 28, 2015

 

European Green crab

Invasive Species and Parasites

Invasive species constitute the second biggest danger facing the world's biodiversity.

May 29, 2015

 

Milky Way spiral

Ancient Milky Way Explosion  

The Hubble telescope digs up the Milky's Way star-crossed past.

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