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June 26, 2017

 

An earthworm on a person's hand. Some black soil is sprinkled across the worm and the person's palm.

The Ambivalent Teenage Years of Worms

Scientists are studying the neurological differences between adult and adolescent worms.

June 23, 2017

 

Birth control packet up close

Pollution And Synthetic Estrogen

Pollution containing synthetic estrogen can have a negative impact on animals and people.

June 22, 2017

 

moose in water

Moose and People

Despite their obvious differences, humans and moose share a common, painful ailment.

June 21, 2017

 

A green spider on a matching green leaf

Biodiversity Success

Which phylum is the most successful on the planet?

June 20, 2017

 

Giant penguins

The Giant Penguins of Peru

What was nearly five feet tall, gray and rust colored and ate fish?

June 19, 2017

 

a close-up image of a recreated dinosaur's teeth and jawline taken from a low angle. The background is completely black.

The Story In Their Teeth

The long incubation period for dinosaurs may have contributed to their extinction.

June 16, 2017

 

A baby looks into the camera. Some of her fingers are in her mouth. The baby's eyes are dark brown, but there is some red eye visible.

Babies Need Surprises

Surprises prompt babies to test the rules they've already learned about the world.

June 15, 2017

 

An image of the antikythera mechanism. It's enclosed in clear glass. The mechanism is green, light green, and dark colored stone.

The Mysterious Mechanism of Antikythera

An ancient machine was recovered by divers off the coast of Antikythera.

June 14, 2017

 

water flowing into bright blue water

What Is Rock Flour?

Why are some mountain lakes so beautiful? Thank a glacier.

June 13, 2017

 

On the left is a white placard with a black border that reads: Australopithecus Afarensis 3.8-2.9 mya/millions d' annees Next to that is a skull of an Australopithecus Afarensis. It's dark brown and the teeth are yellow.

Lucy In The Trees

Did Australopithecus afarensis walk like humans or chimpanzees?

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