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January 29, 2015

 

abstract painting

Ghrelin

Today's A Moment of Science Word of the Day is ghrelin!

January 28, 2015

 

space terminal

Space Suits of the Future

Spacesuits get a makeover and shed some pounds for a new streamlined look.

January 27, 2015

 

chameleon on branch

Chameleons

Chameleons are nature's mood ring; their color reflects how they're feeling.

January 26, 2015

 

elephant with butterfly wings for ears

Hearing and Moving

Sit tight! Movement triggers neurons that dull your hearing.

January 23, 2015

 

person in haz-mat suit handling radioactive material

Nuclear Waste-Eating Bacteria

"Extremophile" bacteria might be able to clean up toxic nuclear waste sites.

January 21, 2015

 

giant metallic statue of Ghengis Khan

DNA Wrath of Khan

Genghis Khan fathered an empire in more ways than one.

January 20, 2015

 

liquid nitrogen valve

The Coldest Spot on Earth, Take 2

Thanks to human ingenuity, things get even more bitterly cold!

January 16, 2015

 

mountains and glaciers

The Coldest Spot on Earth?

Antarctica takes the cake for coldest place on Earth.

January 15, 2015

 

exhibit of Giganto at the University of Iowa Natural History museum

The Real Bigfoot

Bigfoot is the stuff of make-believe, but Giganto was real, and was more menacing than the mythic monster.

January 14, 2015

 

Appalachian Mountains aerial view

Appalachian Bend

The Appalachian Mountain range has a strange bend in it caused by the gravitational pull of certain underground rocks.

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