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November 21, 2014

 

woman drives while talking on cell phone

Talking While Driving

Scientist proves that driving while talking on your cell phone makes you a road hazard.

November 20, 2014

 

woman in bed holds stomach in pain

Something I Ate

What you're calling a stomach "flu" is probably food poisoning, and you might be the cause of it.

November 19, 2014

 

inside hot air balloon

Lighter Than Air

Human flight began as early as the 18th-century when scientists learned how to harness the power of different gases.

November 18, 2014

 

ants on branch

Los Ant-geles

Despite their immensely complex thoroughfares, ants never have traffic jams. How do they do it?

November 17, 2014

 

antioxidant capsules in focus, salad out of focus

Questioning Antioxidants

Despite being touted for their health benefits, antioxidant supplements might do little more for you than snake oil.

November 14, 2014

 

Privet Hawkmoth

The Color of Dark

Hawkmoths not only have excellent night vision, but they can distinguish between colors in the dark.

November 13, 2014

 

asteroid flying close to Earth

Giant Asteroid Headed Towards Earth!*

*Beware of alarmist headlines. The odds are slim when it comes to giant Earth-bound asteroids.

November 12, 2014

 

nose smelling flower

Healing Skin Through Smell

Your schnoz may hold senior status in olfactory matters, but other parts of your body, like skin cells, can make scents of things on their own.

November 11, 2014

 

spider web covered with morning dew

The Spider: Predator or Prey?

Spiders meticulously weave their deathtrap and, on occasion, get caught in it when outsmarted.

November 10, 2014

 

saber-toothed cat fossils

Quaternary extinctions: A prehistoric murder mystery?

About 178 species including the woolly mammoth and the saber-toothed cat disappeared tens of thousand of years ago. What brought about their demise?

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