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September 23, 2015


Jupiter and Ganymede, its largest moon

An Ocean on Jupiter’s Moon Ganymede 

Measuring data from the Hubble telescope, NASA has discovered a salt-water ocean on Jupiter's largest moon beneath layers of ice.

September 22, 2015


footprints in volcanic ash

The Oldest Human Footprints

Human footprints from 350,000 years ago have been preserved in volcanic ash.

September 21, 2015


man in bed next to empty glass of wine and wine bottle


Alcoholic beverages may make you drowsy, but actually reduce your quality of sleep.

September 18, 2015


remora on top of shark

Swimming With Sharks

Remoras are hangers on, literally, that latch onto predatory fish and live off of their leftovers.

September 17, 2015


radiation particles

Radiation in Deep Space

Mars-bound astronauts will face many dangers including extended exposure to galactic radiation, which has been shown to cause brain damage.

September 16, 2015


woman wearing surgical mask in public space

Unmasking Surgical Masks     

Surgical masks are a good way to keep from spreading your germs to others, but don't prevent their germs from reaching you.

September 15, 2015


grebe in courting ritual

Running on the Water

Grebes perform a daring feat to attract the opposite sex: They run on water!

September 14, 2015


UV light bulb

Ultraviolet Fish   

Sexy swordfish have figured out how to go a-courting without courting disaster.

September 11, 2015



Mmmm, Flowers

Flowers aren't just pretty to look at; these edible petals add unique and vibrant flavors to your palette.

September 10, 2015



Flowers Choose the Best Pollinators    

In solving the pollination mystery surrounding Heliconia tortuosa, scientists made an important discovery about plant evolution.

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