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May 12, 2016

 

brain scan

Do Bigger Brains Make Us Smarter?

Does brain size or brain-to-body ratio affect intelligence? Not as much as you'd think.

May 11, 2016

 

apple core reflection shows full, round apple

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

People who suffer from Body Dysmorphic Disorder have a distorted sense of self and perceive a terrible defect in their appearance.

May 10, 2016

 

Ibyuk - Canada's Tallest Pingo

Icy Pingos

Pingos are icy mounds that grow upwards from permafrost under the soil.

May 9, 2016

 

brown fly sucking up liquid through its proboscis

How Insects Drink

Insects need water to survive and use varied methods to quench their thirst.

May 6, 2016

 

Siberian jay

Recognizing Distant Relatives

Siberian jays can suss out relatives they've never met, and can sense how closely related they are to these unfamiliar birds.

May 5, 2016

 

pair of capuchin monkeys

Spiteful Monkeys

Capuchin monkeys punish fellow chimps for taking more than their fair share.

May 4, 2016

 

male and female face merging

Becoming More Feminine

Over the course of human civilization, men have evolved more feminine traits.

May 3, 2016

 

seascape with visible tides

Motional Induction 2

The ocean generates its own magnetic field, which peaks everty 12.5 hours along with the rising tides.

May 2, 2016

 

electric grid

Motional Induction

Sea currents create electric currents through a process called motional induction.

April 29, 2016

 

2 penguins look directly at the camera

Think Like a Penguin

Small behavioral differences can create space for peaceful cohabitation.

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