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December 26, 2016

 

A Tasmanian Devil (with mostly black fur with a white streak on its chest) is looking to the left of the camera.

A Newly Discovered Flesh-Eating Marsupial

Whollydooleya tomnpatrichorum is an extinct, hypercarnivore marsupial that was only recently discovered.

December 23, 2016

 

A close-up on a hammer hitting heated up metal on an anvil.

The Harmony of Hammers

Sing, muse, of Iamblichus, chronicler of Pythagoras!

December 22, 2016

 

A drawing representation of a diamond. The diamond is white. The background is black.

Diamonds May Be A Cell Phone Manufacturer’s New Best Friend

Diamonds may replace silicon as the semiconductor in cell phones.

December 21, 2016

 

Sunbathing crow in grass

Basking Birds

Why do birds sunbathe? To maintain their feathers.

December 20, 2016

 

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The Clean Food Culture of Koshima Macaque Monkeys

In 1953, a macaque monkey named Imo made an important discovery: washing her food.

December 19, 2016

 

A close up on an eagle owl's face.

Staring Eyes and Swiveling Necks

Why are owls such efficient predators? Large eyes and flexible necks.

December 16, 2016

 

An image of a long dirt road. Above it is the night sky. On the left large white clouds are visible. On the right, the thousands of stars in the milky way.

Saving Our Views Of The Milky Way

Have you ever seen the Milky Way outside of a photograph?

December 15, 2016

 

An up close image of a baby manta ray.

A Fish That Might Know It Exists

Manta rays didn't react with social behavior when they saw themselves in mirrors.

December 14, 2016

 

A close up image of a Red Panda's face. It shows the different textured fur on its face, as well as its whiskers.

Hair, Fur, Quills, And Scales

The main difference between hair and fur is where it grows, not what it's made of.

December 13, 2016

 

A macro shot of the tops of blades of grass. They're bright green. The background is blue-green and out of focus.

How Does Trampling Harm Grass?

Trampling obviously harms grass, but do you know exactly how it does?

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