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February 5, 2016

 

multiple octopuses

The Octopus’s Genes

Despite being mollusks, octopuses have a complex genome that is nearly the size of the human genome.

February 4, 2016

 

"Dancing Triangles" pattern formed by sulfur atoms on a layer of copper

Grey Goo Attack

Nanotechnology scientists aim to create robots the size of molecules, and that has alarmists predicting apocalyptic outcomes.

February 3, 2016

 

Silver-spotted skipper catepillar

Pillar-poo

The silver-spotted skipper caterpillar can catapult its poop up to five feet away.

February 2, 2016

 

cup of cocoa

Good News: Hot Chocolate Is Good for Your Heart!

If you're trying to up your antioxidant intake, savor a hot cup of cocoa, which contains two to three times the amount as green tea.

February 1, 2016

 

school of little fish

Swim Like A Fish

Fish navigate through turbulence by slaloming between whirlpools of water.

January 29, 2016

 

girl smelling a rose

No Rose By Your Nose

Sniffing helps you imagine the smell of absent objects.

January 28, 2016

 

feeding baby baby food

Baby Taste Preference

Mothers introduce their babies to a variety of flavors through breastmilk, and thereby influence their taste for certain foods.

January 27, 2016

 

Fish net

Human Beings: Superpredators?

Technology enables humans to kill prey faster than they can replenish their population, putting many species at risk of extinction.

January 26, 2016

 

rattlesnake

Heat Sensing Pits

Rattlers have special heat-sensing organs that help them spot a hot meal.

January 25, 2016

 

trilobyte fossil

Great Big Disaster

Trilobites and 95 percent of marine creatures went the "way of the dinosaurs" during the Permian extinction, millions of years before dinosaurs existed.

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