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Archive for February 2016

February 1, 2016

 

school of little fish

Swim Like A Fish

Fish navigate through turbulence by slaloming between whirlpools of water.

February 2, 2016

 

cup of cocoa

Good News: Hot Chocolate Is Good for Your Heart!

If you're trying to up your antioxidant intake, savor a hot cup of cocoa, which contains two to three times the amount as green tea.

February 3, 2016

 

Silver-spotted skipper catepillar

Pillar-poo

The silver-spotted skipper caterpillar can catapult its poop up to five feet away.

February 4, 2016

 

"Dancing Triangles" pattern formed by sulfur atoms on a layer of copper

Grey Goo Attack

Nanotechnology scientists aim to create robots the size of molecules, and that has alarmists predicting apocalyptic outcomes.

February 5, 2016

 

multiple octopuses

The Octopus’s Genes

Despite being mollusks, octopuses have a complex genome that is nearly the size of the human genome.

February 8, 2016

 

mirrored walkway

Retrieve That Dream

Reality often triggers a dream memory, and can give one the sense of having predicted the occurence.

February 9, 2016

 

sneeze face

Sleep On, Sneeze Not

We don't sneeze while we're asleep because our sneeze reflexes are taking a snooze.

February 10, 2016

 

seniors exercising

Aerobic Exercise and Mental Performance

Moderate aerobic exercise improves your ability to concentrate.

February 11, 2016

 

flock of pigeons

Superstitious Pigeons

Pigeons form superstitions when hunches are reinforced (by snacks).

February 12, 2016

 

whiskey around the campfire

Cold Heart, Warm Hands

Though hooch makes you feel warmer, alcohol causes your body temperature to drop and can put you at risk of hypothermia.

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