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August 18, 2015

 

 Athletic Feet of Runner Positioned at Starting Block

All Muscles Are Not Created Equal      

Running speed and strength depends on the type of muscular tissue one is born with.

August 17, 2015

 

basket of naturally colored eggs

How Eggs Get Their Color  

The color of eggshells helps mothers identify their own kind and/or camouflage them with their environment.

August 14, 2015

 

roaches

Cockroaches Have Personalities and Make Choices

You probably think of them as little more than pests, but roaches actually have distinct personality types.

August 13, 2015

 

flying bat

Super Bats 

With their echolocating abilities and fast sensory-motor reactions, bats are amazingly quick on the uptake.

August 12, 2015

 

skull cut in half

Emotional Brains

Understanding language's meaning requires coordination between the left and right parts of the brain.

August 11, 2015

 

dusky dotty back fish blending into purple surroundings

Dusky Dottyback Fish Go Undercover 

The dusky dottyback is dressed to kill: It shape-shifts to look like its prey and goes in for the attack.

August 10, 2015

 

coral

Coral Reefs   

Human activity is causing grave damage to the ocean's coral reefs.

August 7, 2015

 

hummingbird and feeder

Shopping and Hummingbirds   

Humans and hummingbirds will switch to a second brand only when presented with a third.

August 6, 2015

 

plasma lamp

The Fourth State of Matter

Plasma, created in a lab by heating gas, constitutes the fourth state of matter.

August 5, 2015

 

girl smelling rose

Describing Smells 

The more exposed to various odors a society is, the more vocabulary it dedicates to naming and describing smells.

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