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July 11, 2017


A close-up on the board game Operation. The game has an image of a man on a yellow background.

Thunderstruck Or A Sonata?

Scientists are studying how different sounds impact peoples' performances.

July 10, 2017


bird singing on some branches with a blue sky background

Bird Song Genes, FoxP2, And Reelin

Scientists studying zebra finch brains have identified about 2000 vocalization genes in a brain region known as Area X.

July 7, 2017


A ginger and white hamster with its mouth open, holding a bitten-into blueberry.

The Cannibal Hamsters Of Northeastern France

The cannibalistic behavior is linked to the corn in the hamsters' diet.

July 6, 2017


two termites flying

Termites Need Partners

Scientists are studying same-sex termite partnerships.

July 5, 2017


A seabed.

Our Earliest Ancestor

Saccorhytus coronarius was an ellipsoid shaped bag, with a big mouth, and was only about a millimeter long. It was also humans' earliest ancestor.

July 4, 2017


A museum display of John Glenn's spacesuit and magazine covers featuring him

A Better Spacesuit

Engineers are designing a new spacesuit for Martian exploration.

July 3, 2017


A photograph of a delicious looking king crab leg dinner. The crab has been broken open, so you can see the white flesh. There are lemons and a baked potato and a sliced up, cooked carrot on the white plate.

Ocean Temperature And Your Crab Dinner

Warmer ocean periods are strongly related to blooms of algae that produce an unsafe neurotoxin.

June 30, 2017


three kids walking on a trail in the forest

What’s The Best Way To Help Kids Lose Weight?

According to a recent study, there's only one proven way to motivate kids to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

June 29, 2017


A pregnant woman looking down at her pregnant stomach which she's holding onto.

Pregnancy And The Mother’s Brain

Researchers are studying the ways pregnancy can change a woman's brain.

June 28, 2017


bog body man

Bog Bodies

How do peat bogs keep human bodies preserved for thousands of years?

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