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April 10, 2017

 

sliced onion

Onions Are Toxic to Your Pets   

Raw onions contain sulfur compounds that are toxic to pets.

April 7, 2017

 

An image of an edicaran fossil. The fossil is illuminated in a single beam of light (weirdly reminiscent of a Caravagggio painting). The background is black. The fossil is in the near left of the image and is light brown.

Ecosystem Engineering And Extinction

The first mass extinction happened approximately 540 million years ago.

April 6, 2017

 

A photograph taken of Siberia from an airplane window. The ground appears to be mostly white ice and brown dirt. There is a large swirl in the center that the photographer identifies as an unknown river.

Parrots of The Tundra

Evidence of ancient parrots was recently found in Siberia.

April 5, 2017

 

Brain MRI

Bigger Brains, Bigger Thoughts

Our brains aren't just three times bigger than our ancestor's brains.

April 4, 2017

 

A close-up shot of ants eating mango pulp. Some of the ants are black and distinct. Others are blurry.

Ants Addicted To Morphine

Ants are, so far, the only non-mammal species that demonstrate drug-seeking behavior.

April 3, 2017

 

An abstract image. There are lines of many different colors (light purple, light orange, light blue, light red) flowing in many different directions. Close up the colors are more noticeable. From a distance, the image can look light brown.

Wind Do-Si-Do

Before 2015, the quasi-biennial oscillation happened approximately every twenty-eight months.

March 31, 2017

 

Baby ultrasound

Hearing a Shape

Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to create pictures of what is going on in our body.

March 30, 2017

 

A monarch caterpillar (yellow, white, and black striped) is perched upside down on a bright green leaf.

Plants Arming Themselves

Plants do several defensive things when confronted by insects and animals.

March 29, 2017

 

The majority of the photo is a brick wall. A black pole is on the far left. On the far right is half of a woman's face. The eye that is visible in this photo is glowing red.

Why Red Eye?

Learn why you sometimes have glowing red eyes in photographs.

March 28, 2017

 

Coffee grounds on a light blue plate. An Aerial view.

Not Just Compost Anymore

Coffee grounds might already be making your garden incredible, soon they might be cleaning your ground water.

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