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January 6, 2017

 

Alligator nest

Rejuvenating Your Skin

Daily moisturizers promising to rejuvenate dead and dull skin cells are overselling themselves.

January 5, 2017

 

bright orange lichen growing on a drab brown rock

Understanding Lichen

Recently the way people understand and define lichen has changed.

January 4, 2017

 

Twelve donuts of varying flavors (chocolate, pink frosting, non-frosted with jam, white frosting, maple/light-brown) in a white box.

Why Do We Love Junk Food?

People know intellectually that fast food is bad for them, so why do they still crave it?

January 3, 2017

 

a red onion cut in half

Does An Onion A Day Keep The Doctor Away?

The same compounds that make people cry when slicing into an onion may also make them a healthy choice.

January 2, 2017

 

A close-up of a pink and tan and white zircon crystal. The background is completely black.

Four Billion Year Old Crystals

Zircon may be able to tell us more about the Earth's past.

December 30, 2016

 

A close-up photo on feathers going many different directions

The Link Between Fur, Feather And Scales

Embryonic studies can reveal the similarities between animals that seem very different.

December 29, 2016

 

Close up of broccoli

The First Broccoli

Broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, and kohlrabi are all selectively bred from the same plant.

December 28, 2016

 

sandpaper on someone's lap

The Secrets Of Sandpaper

Is sandpaper really made out of sand?

December 27, 2016

 

A black and white image of twelve different sets of pointed teeth that resemble pointed plastic vampire teeth people wear at Halloween.

Vampirism Or Decomposition

People may have confused the normal process of decomposition with proof that vampires were real.

December 26, 2016

 

A Tasmanian Devil (with mostly black fur with a white streak on its chest) is looking to the left of the camera.

A Newly Discovered Flesh-Eating Marsupial

Whollydooleya tomnpatrichorum is an extinct, hypercarnivore marsupial that was only recently discovered.

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