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October 28, 2015


Opah with temperature sensor

Warm-blooded Opahs

Opahs, the only warm blooded fish species, are cold-blooded killers.

October 27, 2015


Vesta asteroid through telescope


Though unremarkable in size, the asteroid Vesta has an inner glow sure to catch your eye.

October 26, 2015


dogs, one in foreground, one in background

Why Dogs Bark

Dogs acquired their bark during the domestication process from wolves to man's best friend.

October 23, 2015




The pyrosome proves reality is stranger than (science) fiction: This deep-sea creature is a glowing tube made up of tiny clones called zooids.

October 22, 2015


hybrid engine

Hybrid Car Engines

A hybrid car pairs an electric engine for accelerating with a small, gasoline engine for coasting.

October 21, 2015


blind people walking with canes

Humans Can Echolocate, Too

Visually impaired humans can develop the ability to navigate their surroundings using echolocation, like bats and dolphins.

October 20, 2015


archaeological site in Atapuerca, Spain

Oldest Neanderthal DNA Ever Found

New DNA tests date Neanderthal skeleton at 150,000 years old.

October 19, 2015


amber stone under microscope

Ancient Feathers in Amber

Archaeologists discover dinosaur feathers preserved in amber, confirming once and for all feathery dino theories.

October 16, 2015


Great Tit bird

Chirp It Up

The "Great Tit" songbird will not be upstaged; in the face of loud traffic, the bird belts it out even higher.

October 15, 2015


contact lens

Contact Lenses and Eye Infections

Wearing contact lens dramatically alters the microbiome of the eyeball.

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