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September 30, 2016


A 14th century woodcut depicting a unicorn with a very long horn, the tail of a cat, and goat-like feet.

Not Just A Fairy Tale

Unicorns may have been eight thousand pounds and fifteen feet long.

September 29, 2016


A mosquito fossilized in Amber

Insects May Have Killed Dinosaurs

Malaria has existed in insects for at least 100 million years.

September 28, 2016


A flock of starlings fly close to the camera. The sun sets in the right lower corner of the image.

Story Problems For The Birds

If you load a plane that can hold up to 2,000 pounds with more than 2,000 pounds of birds, will it still be able to take off?

September 27, 2016


A field technician displays a large yield of cassava roots

From Three Pounds To Fifty Grams

Genetically engineered cassava plants are helping sub-Saharan Africans avoid vitamin B6 deficiencies.

September 26, 2016


Ice-Cream In A Bowl

A Sweet Tooth Means A Numb Tongue

Ice cream seems to be the worst offender in terms of calories. Is there a reason why it has to be so very fattening?

September 23, 2016


assorted insects on a white board

A World Without Insects

A world without them might not be as nice as we might think...

September 22, 2016


An ornate Foucault Pendulum at the Forest Lawn Mausoleum

As The World Turns

Want to see proof that the Earth is spinning on its axis?

September 21, 2016


Blue fluorescent light sculpted into the shape of a human face

It’s Not Easy Being Blue

Turning blue in the face is easier said than done.

September 20, 2016


A green orchid with a small bug crawling on it

That Orchid Needs A Shower

Not all flowers are perfume-worthy. Read about the orchid that smells like body odor.

September 19, 2016


Five pigeons are perched on concrete. They are looking into the distance.

What Did That Pigeon Say?

Is that weird noise coming from those pigeons' beaks?

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