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Archive for July 2015

July 1, 2015

 

orchid

Fake Date

Courting, for these orchids, is a game of smoke and mirrors.

July 2, 2015

 

gou teng plant

Ancient Medicine for Parkinson’s Disease     

Ancient Eastern herb, gou teng, may be the best way to treat Parkinson's Disease.

July 3, 2015

 

giraffe near city skyline

How Long‑Necked Dinosaurs Drank

Long-necked creatures like giraffes have special hearts, arteries and vessels to keep healthy blood flow to and from the brain, despite their long journey.

July 6, 2015

 

cookie splashing in glass of milk

Lactose Not-So-Intolerant

Build your lactose tolerance with these quick tips.

July 7, 2015

 

sliced onion

Onions Are Toxic to Your Pets   

Raw onions contain sulfur compounds that are toxic to pets.

July 8, 2015

 

penguin eating fish

Tasteless Penguins  

Due to cold temperatures, penguins have lost the majority of their taste receptors.

July 9, 2015

 

drummond's rockcress

Adapting to Climate Change

Drummond's rockcress can alter its physical traits between generations, making it very adaptable to sudden environmental changes.

July 10, 2015

 

moon landing in 1972

Waving a Flag on the Moon 

The moon landing was in fact staged (on the moon) with special flag engineering.

July 13, 2015

 

kepler telescope on the horizon

New Earth‑like Planets

The Kepler Space Telescope has located a thousand new planets—two of which are similar to Earth and could, hypothetically, support life.

July 14, 2015

 

contact lens

Making Contact 

Contact lenses bring objects into closer and clearer focus than glasses.

July 15, 2015

 

wasp on nest

Males Rule in Costa Rican Wasp Species

Insect societies are typically female dominated. But in Costa Rica, male wasps defy the queen's rule.

July 16, 2015

 

drone

Helicopter Drones on Mars  

Engineers are developing drone helicopters to fly on the red planet to assist the Mars rover's missions.

July 17, 2015

 

old turtle

Death-defying Turtles   

Turtles have discovered the fountain of youth: telomerase.

July 20, 2015

 

X-ray of chest and shoulder

Osteoporosis 

Your skeleton serves as a calcium bank account for your body.

July 21, 2015

 

smiling monkey

Curious Monkeys  

Monkeys will make sacrifices to satisfy their curiosity.

July 22, 2015

 

shrimp shells

Chitosan: the New Plastic?   

Scientists have developed a natural, biodegradeable plastic from chitinous crustacean shells.

July 23, 2015

 

fly, close-up

Can You Choke a Fly?

Stick with the fly traps or swatters...you can't choke out these pesky pilots.

July 24, 2015

 

snails coupling

Snail Love Darts 

Garden snails, which are hermaphrodites, hurl love darts at their partners to impregnate them.

July 27, 2015

 

desert

Water Deprivation and Eating

When dehydrated, the body makes it difficult to eat in order to conserve water.

July 28, 2015

 

illustration of Macrauchenia

Macrauchenia   

Riddle: I've got the body of a humpless camel, the feet of a rhinoceros, and a snorkel‑like nose half as long as an elephant. What am I?

July 29, 2015

 

crescent moon

Complex Life and the Moon    

Our moon stabilizes Earth's axis and makes for habitable conditions; but, scientists discover, life is still possible without moonlit nights.

July 30, 2015

 

canned fruit

Shopping for Highly Processed Foods

Consuming highly processed foods contributes to obesity.

July 31, 2015

 

happy old couple

Older & More Trusting 

People typically become more trusting with age and, as a result, their overall happiness increases.

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