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November 13, 2015


bearded lady

Whiskers on Women?

For many women, growing older means growing a few whiskers.

November 12, 2015



Lazy Ants

Scientists think they know why some ants get the job done while others kick back and watch them work.

November 11, 2015


birds migrating

Digestion and Migration

During migration, birds' digestive system partially shuts down to conserve energy for flight.

November 10, 2015



Leafhoppers Like Global Warming

As temperatures rise due to global warming, leafhoppers are spreading their campaign of terror on plants.

November 9, 2015



Variety in Diet 

The more variety in a given meal, the more food you consume.

November 6, 2015


chimp, up-side down, smiling

Chimps Drink Alcohol, Too

Chimps evolved a taste for alcohol to get extra calories and, as it so happens, to get drunk.

November 5, 2015



Emotions and the Common Cold

According to a recent study, anxiety and depression do not make you more susceptible to the common cold.

November 4, 2015


balled up piece of graphing paper

Why The Brain Has So Many Folds

The human brain is a FOLDer of information.

November 3, 2015


ancient columns from oracle at Delphi

Chemical Oracle

Water samples from the Greek oracle at Delphi show traces of ethylene, a gas that can induce trance-like states.

November 2, 2015


oxpecker on rhino's nose

The Mighty Oxpecker

The oxpecker and the rhino make quite the odd couple but they need each other.

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