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June 23, 2015

 

scorpion in sand

Losing Your Tail and Saving Your Genes 

When their butts are on the line, scorpions sacrifice the holiest of holies in order to survive.

June 22, 2015

 

ants on a leaf

European Fire Ants Wreaking Havoc

Invasive ants promote the growth of invasive plants.

June 19, 2015

 

professional contortionist

Contortion

Contortionists have unusually flexible spines and other joints.

June 18, 2015

 

brain

Why Do Humans Have Such Large Brains?   

Scientists pinpoint the gene that caused humans to evolve bigger brains than chimpanzees.

June 17, 2015

 

man grasping stomach in pain

A Real Pain in the Gut

Acid reflux is caused when stomach acid leaks through the lower esophageal sphincter upwards through the chest.

June 16, 2015

 

mother and baby baleen whales

A Whale Baby’s Legacy 

Using computer models, scientists have discovered that baleen whales "hear" vibrations on their skull.

June 15, 2015

 

vintage sci-fi book cover featuring space battle

Why Aliens Won’t Eat Us

If they exist, aliens give short shrift to humans as a food source.

June 12, 2015

 

gecko climbing up glass pane

NASA’s Gecko Grippers

NASA has designed a new grappling tool based on geckos' foot grips.

June 11, 2015

 

psychic neon sign

Mind Reading 

Like consciousness, could telepathic abilities be developed throughout the course of human evolution?

June 10, 2015

 

glass exterior of skyscraper

Is Glass Solid?        

Scientists search for solid evidence to answer whether glass is a solid or liquid.

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