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April 18, 2014

 

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Thicker Hair After Shaving?

After a clean shave, does your hair grow back thicker than the time before? Find out on this Moment of Science.

April 17, 2014

 

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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.

April 16, 2014

 

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Scientists Create Coffee-Chomping Bacteria

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

April 15, 2014

 

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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 14, 2014

 

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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 11, 2014

 

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How Monogamy Evolved?

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

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 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 8, 2014

 

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How Beetles Fool Bees

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

April 7, 2014

 

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Trans Fats Explained

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

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