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March 19, 2014

 

Coffee cup with plate

Climate Change And Coffee: A Rude Awakening

In addition to raising sea levels and wiping out species, climate change may threaten the world's coffee supply.

March 18, 2014

 

Close-up of a yellow and black snake

Scared Of Snakes

Do you jump when you see a snake? Some scientists think there could be an evolutionary explanation.

March 17, 2014

 

A translucent red die showing its number four side

Fear Of Four

While it's fairly common for people in the U.S. to be afraid of the number thirteen, for some, the number four is a lot scarier.

March 14, 2014

 

A fly sits on the edge of something

What We Can Learn From A Fly’s Ears

Flies are small, but in some cases, their sense of hearing is absolutely amazing.

March 13, 2014

 

The UFO Galaxy as seen through the Hubble Space Telescope

Looking Backwards Through Time

It's not as difficult as you might think to look into the past.

March 12, 2014

 

Assorted pills arranged on a blue cloth

How Does Prozac Work Anyway?

No doubt, you've heard of the anti-depressant Prozac. But do you know how it works? That's okay. Science is still trying to figure it out too.

March 11, 2014

 

A whicker baby cradle with wheels

Scientific Consensus Is Against Infant Bed Sharing

While more and more parents in the U.S. are choosing to share a bed with their babies, pediatricians continue to warn that it's a dangerous practice.

March 10, 2014

 

A grizzle bear stands in the bushes

Is Global Warming Good For Grizzlies?

While climate change is bad for most of us, grizzly bears may not complain too much -- at least in the near-term.

March 7, 2014

 

Trilobite fossil

A Change In The Air

Most of us take our oxygen-rich atmosphere for granted. Once upon a time, though, Earth's air was very different.

March 6, 2014

 

A glass of red wine

Is Your Wine Allergy An Allergy To Sulfites?

Have you ever had a bad allergic reaction to wine? If so, you might actually be allergic to the histamines in the wine, not the sulfites.

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