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Archive for April 2014

April 1, 2014

 

A thermometer with blue fluid reads 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Feed A Fever, Starve A Cold?

Unfortunately, this old saying doesn't make a lot of sense in the context of modern science.

April 2, 2014

 

A wild turkey by the road

Timers Are Popping Up All Over

We solve yet another kitchen mystery on this A Moment Of Science.

April 3, 2014

 

An adult and juvenile elephant stand together on green grass

Disturbed Elephants

Evidence that elephants can be haunted by traumatic experiences for decades puts a darker spin on the old adage, "An elephant never forgets."

April 4, 2014

 

Photo of the International Space Station with Earth behind.

Sleeping In Space

Research has shown that people snore less in space. Could this have any ramifications has for us here on Earth?

April 7, 2014

 

A generic nutrition label

Trans Fats Explained

They've gotten a bad wrap over the years, but what are trans fats exactly?

April 8, 2014

 

Close-up of bee hanging upside down from a flower

How Beetles Fool Bees

This feat of collective mimicry is a testament to just how clever evolution can be.

April 9, 2014

 

Mt. Erebus steams against a blue sky

Antarctic Volcano?

According to geologists, there's something very hot going on under all that ice.

April 10, 2014

 

A giant African land snail crawls on a log

Invasion Of The Giant African Land Snails

In Florida, there are invasive snails the size of rodents -- and they're wreaking havoc!

April 11, 2014

 

Close-up of a titi monkey's face

How Monogamy Evolved?

When it comes to the evolutionary origins of monogamy, scientists still have a long way to go.

April 14, 2014

 

A reddish horse with a flowing blonde mane stands in the snow

Warming And Mammalian Dwarfism

55 million years ago, as the Earth heated up, many mammal species got smaller. Could the same thing happen again with human-induced global climate change?

April 15, 2014

 

Macro photo of a person's light blue eye

Breaking The World Record For Not Sleeping

How long do you think is the world record for going without sleep? (Hint: It's a really, really long time.)

April 16, 2014

 

A coffee mug filled with roasted coffee beans

Scientists Create Coffee-Chomping Bacteria

Though you may think you love caffeine, you're no match for this custom-built E. coli strain.

April 17, 2014

 

Slightly charred corn cobs sitting on a grill

Is Grilling Bad For You?

In the northern hemisphere, it's getting to be grilling season again. Before you get too excited, though, there are a few things you should know.

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