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May 8, 2015

 

red planet

Organic Molecules on Mars 

Life On Mars? The Curiosity rover found organic molecules on Mars. It’s not exactly “life on Mars” but it’s a good start: Organic compounds are the molecular building blocks of life on Earth. Scientists found the molecules in samples of mudstone in Gale crater, which—it is believed— was a lake billions of years ago. The mudstone contains special clays which […]

May 7, 2015

 

pregnant woman

Prenatal Exposure to Phthalates: A Danger to Intelligence

Children born to women who were exposed to phthalates during pregnancy have a lower IQ.

May 6, 2015

 

cocoa powder

Ancient Goodies 

Cocoa has been a luxury good since ancient times.

May 5, 2015

 

ice sheet in Antarctica

Hidden Antarctic Ecosystems

Scientists discover thriving ecosystem underneath Antarctica's ice sheet.

May 4, 2015

 

frog on tree branch

Don’t Kiss That Frog

Frogs are fairy-tale creatures in their own right.

May 1, 2015

 

elephant family on the move

Older Means Wiser for Elephants

Elephant matriarchs pinpoint predators by ear.

April 30, 2015

 

vinyl record

Dither

Dithering involves the use of random noise to accentuate musical notes.

April 29, 2015

 

conceptual art in yogurt-y cream colors

Word of the Day: Yogurt

Yogurt is made up of living bacteria that help regulate your digestive tract.

April 28, 2015

 

spiny lobster

Little Navigators

Spiny lobsters have an amazing navigational sense called magnetic position fixing.

April 27, 2015

 

E. Coli on augur plate

Fuel-making Bacteria

Bacteria may soon be leading the charge of high-energy biofuel.

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