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Archive for June 2016

June 1, 2016

 

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Pump You Up, Break You Down

While steroids enhance muscle growth, they also cause liver damage and 'roid rage.

June 2, 2016

 

pair of dogs

Dogs Recognize Their Own Species

In a lab study, dogs learned how to match other canines by species.

June 3, 2016

 

green door with handle

The Green Door

We don't perceive color in our peripheral vision because we have no cones, which sense light frequencies, on the outer edge of our retina.

June 6, 2016

 

algae blooms

Dead Zones and Ocean Warming

Global warming is depleting oxygen in the water, creating and expanding "dead zones" toxic to sea life.

June 7, 2016

 

Bombardier Beetle on leaf

Bombardier Beetle

The bombardier beetle is aptly named: It fires toxic chemicals that, when released, sound like a bomb detonating.

June 8, 2016

 

Mercury

What’s It Like There? 

Like its Roman-god namesake, Mercury is known for extreme behavior.

June 9, 2016

 

brain texture

Brains Are the Same

The brains of men and women do not differ based on gender.

June 10, 2016

 

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‘Cause I Eats Me Spinach

Spinach may have done the trick for Popeye, but it doesn't add muscle to the rest of us.

June 13, 2016

 

robot

Dr. Mori’s Uncanny Valley

People like robots that act like humans but only up to a certain point.

June 14, 2016

 

beach

Acanthostega

All land vertebrates evolved from fish, and Acanthostega—the fossil of a part-fish, part-amphibious creature—pinpoints how we made the leap from water to earth.

June 15, 2016

 

brain scan

Why We Become Enraged

Rage and aggression are hardwired in our brains as a survival instinct.

June 16, 2016

 

green light

Green as Blood

Insect blood is green, and gets its color from the plants it eats.

June 17, 2016

 

spiral pattern

What is a hypnotic?

Hypnotics are pills that are primarily used to induce sleep.

June 20, 2016

 

leopard shark

Do Sharks Navigate by Smell?

Scientists confirm that sharks navigate long distances using their sniffers.

June 21, 2016

 

magnet

Levitating Frogs?

Everything has a weak magnetic pull, which when exposed to a permanent magnet, can be made to levitate.

June 22, 2016

 

three astronauts waiting to go into space

Pens In Space

Astronauts cannot use conventional pens and pencils in outerspace. Here's why:

June 23, 2016

 

carbonation bubbles in soda

Something’s Rotten At AMOS

Fact or myth: Drinking soda pop causes tooth decay?

June 24, 2016

 

frog

You Can’t Eat What You Can’t See

Did you know that frogs only eat flies that are in motion?

June 27, 2016

 

nightmare

Dream Fake

Suppressed thoughts often come alive in dreams, because our mental control centers doze while we do.

June 28, 2016

 

komodo dragon with tongue out

Are Dragons Real?

Dragon myths were inspired by dinosaur fossils and oversized reptiles.

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