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May 5, 2016

 

pair of capuchin monkeys

Spiteful Monkeys

Capuchin monkeys punish fellow chimps for taking more than their fair share.

May 4, 2016

 

male and female face merging

Becoming More Feminine

Over the course of human civilization, men have evolved more feminine traits.

May 3, 2016

 

seascape with visible tides

Motional Induction 2

The ocean generates its own magnetic field, which peaks everty 12.5 hours along with the rising tides.

May 2, 2016

 

electric grid

Motional Induction

Sea currents create electric currents through a process called motional induction.

April 29, 2016

 

2 penguins look directly at the camera

Think Like a Penguin

Small behavioral differences can create space for peaceful cohabitation.

April 28, 2016

 

ear infection

A Pain in the Ear

Kids are more susceptible to earaches because their middle ear—not fully developed—are more likely to clog up with fluid.

April 27, 2016

 

starry sky captured in long-exposure

Autokinetic Effect

Eye movements can cause you to mistakenly perceive isolated objects as moving.

April 26, 2016

 

dad and son eating

What Dads Eat May Affect Their Offspring

Diet can change the DNA of males, who then pass on certain traits to their offspring.

April 25, 2016

 

roach

Driving a Cockroach

Scientists have discovered how to control cockroaches' movements by stimulating different brain regions with electrodes.

April 22, 2016

 

tanning bed

Are Tanning Beds Safe? 

Just one trip to a tanning bed can cause DNA damage and skin cancer.

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