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January 30, 2017

 

microwave light pours out in mesh pattern

Is Microwaving Safe for Food?

It's time to zap the myth that microwaving food somehow damages or irradiates it.

January 27, 2017

 

A young woman sits on the couch with her legs in the air, next to a young woman who looks identical to her on a computer, and a brown and white dog sits next to that young woman. Behind the couch, another young woman, identical to the other two young women looks at the dog.

Wrong Name

Have your parents ever called you the wrong name?

January 26, 2017

 

leafcutter ant crawling next to a leaf

How Leaf Cutter Ants Farm

Leaf cutter ants have been fungus farming for millions of years.

January 25, 2017

 

A sun set over the Pacific Ocean in California.

The Sun Just Blew Up!

How do you know the sun didn't just explode? We aren't talking about the everyday, run-of-the-mill controlled explosion the sun is always doing, but a big boom.

January 24, 2017

 

A picture of dark gray bones on a light gray surface.

By Land and By Sea

Researchers at Nagoya University have developed an index to predict whether animals lived on the land, in the sea, or in both habitats.

January 23, 2017

 

Swans floating on the water form share a heart-shaped embrace.

Animal Scandals

Swans, often used as symbol of love and fidelity, aren't as monogamous as people think.

January 20, 2017

 

Nihon-Ama-Gaeru Japanese Tree Frog

How to Heave Your Guts

You've heard the expression "to heave your guts" used to refer to vomiting. In the case of frogs and toads, "heaving your guts" can have a literal connotation.

January 19, 2017

 

On the left side of the screen, two women are in focus watching a movie. The woman closest to the camera has her hand in a yellow popcorn tub.

The Smell of Suspense

When a person is watching a movie, their brains and bodies are reacting.

January 18, 2017

 

An artist's representation of what Earth looked like billions of years ago. The sky is grey with three asteroids streaking across it. The ground is mostly brown and gray stone with a bright red lava lake at the center.

Early Impact Proved With Spherules

While the most famous asteroid to hit the Earth was 65 million years ago, scientists have found proof of an even earlier impact.

January 17, 2017

 

An embroidered representation of the average person's digestive system. Black thread on a mint and white polka dot background.

Obesity And A Lack Of Fatty Tissue

People with lipodystrophy can have Type 2 diabetes while still remaining very thin.

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