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June 14, 2016

 

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Acanthostega

All land vertebrates evolved from fish, and Acanthostega—the fossil of a part-fish, part-amphibious creature—pinpoints how we made the leap from water to earth.

June 13, 2016

 

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Dr. Mori’s Uncanny Valley

People like robots that act like humans but only up to a certain point.

June 10, 2016

 

pile of spinach leaves

‘Cause I Eats Me Spinach

Spinach may have done the trick for Popeye, but it doesn't add muscle to the rest of us.

June 9, 2016

 

brain texture

Brains Are the Same

The brains of men and women do not differ based on gender.

June 8, 2016

 

Mercury

What’s It Like There? 

Like its Roman-god namesake, Mercury is known for extreme behavior.

June 7, 2016

 

Bombardier Beetle on leaf

Bombardier Beetle

The bombardier beetle is aptly named: It fires toxic chemicals that, when released, sound like a bomb detonating.

June 6, 2016

 

algae blooms

Dead Zones and Ocean Warming

Global warming is depleting oxygen in the water, creating and expanding "dead zones" toxic to sea life.

June 3, 2016

 

green door with handle

The Green Door

We don't perceive color in our peripheral vision because we have no cones, which sense light frequencies, on the outer edge of our retina.

June 2, 2016

 

pair of dogs

Dogs Recognize Their Own Species

In a lab study, dogs learned how to match other canines by species.

June 1, 2016

 

muscle man holding syringe

Pump You Up, Break You Down

While steroids enhance muscle growth, they also cause liver damage and 'roid rage.

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