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April 24, 2015

 

lips coated in lipgloss

Why Lips Go Dry

Lips are made of very sensitive tissue and, because we use our mouths constantly, are over-exposed to harsh environmental factors.

April 23, 2015

 

golden-winged warbler

Storm Birds  

Birds use infrasounds to sense storms long before dark clouds gather.

April 22, 2015

 

Titan crescent moon

The Dunes of Titan

Astronomers discover wind patterns on Titan that recur over tens of thousands of years.

April 21, 2015

 

mama grizzly bear with cubs

Wild Europe  

There are some 17,000 grizzly bears throughout Europe, compared to only around 1800 in the contiguous United States.

April 20, 2015

 

woman covered in paint as part of canvas

Imagining and Seeing 

When you use your imagination, you activate the same regions of your visual cortex as those used to see the outer world.

April 17, 2015

 

plant cell under microscope

Can You Recognize a Plant Cell?

Take a tour of a plant cell to help you synthesize how photosynthesis works.

April 16, 2015

 

thawing ice sheet

Frozen Fish

When frozen in water, fish remain in a state of suspended animation until spring melts the ice away.

April 15, 2015

 

baby eye

Unexpected Baby Skills 

As babies grow from six months to nine months, they lose their ability to distinguish between animal faces. Here's why:

April 14, 2015

 

bacteriophage on the attack

Can Bacteria Get Sick?

Bacteriophages turn the table on bacteria and the hunter becomes the hunted.

April 13, 2015

 

long-haired cat

Why Do Cats Shed All Year?

Cats shed their fur in response to increased sunlight; most indoor cats, however, lose track of seasonal changes and therefore shed year around.

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