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March 17, 2015

 

gecko climbing up glass pane

Gecko Glue

Scientists uncover the secret to geckos' gravity defying mobility: hairy feet.

March 16, 2015

 

ghostly face and hand

Ghost in the Lab

Scientists trick the brain into attributing signals from its own body to an invisible "ghostly" presence.

March 13, 2015

 

yucca moths in plant

Yucca Flowers and Yucca Moths

Yucca moths and flowers depend on each other for reproduction.

March 12, 2015

 

smiling mom and baby

Babies and Birds

In addition to hearing your voice, babies also rely on non-verbal communication to learn how to talk.

March 11, 2015

 

sagebrush plant

Plants Listen to the Relatives

Plants communicate with each other, but keep it close to home.

March 10, 2015

 

hand with bent forefinger

Double Joints

Double-jointedness is a myth. Though you might be able to stretch your muscles twice as far as others, you owe it to a single, extra-flexible joint.

March 9, 2015

 

packaged fish

Why Fish Smells More than Meat

The reason fish smell bad is partly chemical, partly psychological.

March 6, 2015

 

vintage illustration of rocket on moon

Rifts on the Moon

The man in the moon's face was actively formed by hot lava and other geological forces.

March 5, 2015

 

bats exiting cave

Bat Jammers

Bats can elicit sound frequencies that disrupt other bats' sonar signals.

March 4, 2015

 

banjo

Kissing Cousins

The claim that inbreeding causes genetic defects is greatly inflated due to social taboos against the practice.

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