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January 28, 2016

 

feeding baby baby food

Baby Taste Preference

Mothers introduce their babies to a variety of flavors through breastmilk, and thereby influence their taste for certain foods.

January 27, 2016

 

Fish net

Human Beings: Superpredators?

Technology enables humans to kill prey faster than they can replenish their population, putting many species at risk of extinction.

January 26, 2016

 

rattlesnake

Heat Sensing Pits

Rattlers have special heat-sensing organs that help them spot a hot meal.

January 25, 2016

 

trilobyte fossil

Great Big Disaster

Trilobites and 95 percent of marine creatures went the "way of the dinosaurs" during the Permian extinction, millions of years before dinosaurs existed.

January 22, 2016

 

lord and lady lion

More Prey, Fewer Predators

Scientists puzzle over why some areas highly concentrated with prey draw fewer predators?

January 21, 2016

 

partial shot of head floating in water

Why Do Corpses Float?

Bacteria release gasses that build up inside the body, causing it to float.

January 20, 2016

 

solar panels

Getting the Carbon Out

Scientists have a developed a solar-energy-based technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But is it a feasible solution to global warming?

January 19, 2016

 

illustration of planet

More on the Fermi Paradox

Earth is not the center of the universe, and yet the search for extraterrestrial life may be a misguided attempt to find more like us.

January 18, 2016

 

stars taken by Hubble Space telescope

The Fermi Paradox

Evidence indicates that there should be millions of extraterrestrial civilizations, so where is everybody?

January 15, 2016

 

newborn after delivery

Babies and Bacteria

Babies delivered by C-section are not exposed to as much bacteria as those delivered vaginally, and therefore have a weaker microbiome.

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