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March 5, 2015

 

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Bat Jammers

Bats can elicit sound frequencies that disrupt other bats' sonar signals.

March 4, 2015

 

banjo

Kissing Cousins

The claim that inbreeding causes genetic defects is greatly inflated due to social taboos against the practice.

March 3, 2015

 

campfire

Surface Crackle

Here's a life hack that every camper should know: kindling.

March 2, 2015

 

cutting board and brown bag lunch

How Many Calories Are In Your Lunch?

Are you counting calories? Here's how food scientists get their figures.

February 27, 2015

 

sunset in the Arctic

Arctic Sunlight Can Speed Up the Greenhouse Effect

Global warming has created a feedback loop, wherein Arctic sunlight converts thawing ice into more CO2.

February 26, 2015

 

sleepless man

Sleeping Alone

Lonely hearts club members get less deep sleep than their coupled counterparts.

February 25, 2015

 

photo of hand with mechanical parts

Cyborgs Are Real

Recent technological breakthroughs help prosthetics operate convincingly like the real thing.

February 24, 2015

 

mother and baby stare into each others' eyes

Infants Get Cues From Adult Eyes

Parents' line of vision is eye-catching to infants.

February 23, 2015

 

tree from different seasonal angles

Birth Season & Mood

The time of year when you were born may affect your neurochemistry.

February 20, 2015

 

moon's surface with craters

The Youngest Crater

Most of the moon's craters were formed by asteroid crash landings millions or billions of years ago, but more recent collisions are also making their mark.

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