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November 8, 2016

 

X-ray of a full set of teeth.

Evolution In Your Mouth

Humans may be evolving toward having less than thirty-two teeth.

November 7, 2016

 

A pug looks into the camera. Its mouth is open and its tongue is visible.

In Dog Eyes

While dogs can't see colors as well as most people do, they see five times better at night.

November 4, 2016

 

A close-up (macro) shot of a mosquito on a person's fingertip.

Zika Virus And The United States

Only ten strains of the Zika Virus infect humans.

November 3, 2016

 

leafcutter ant crawling next to a leaf

The First Farmers

Farming has been a useful tool for a long long time, and not just for humans!

November 2, 2016

 

A macro shot of a bee taking off from a flower

Visual Motion and Avoiding Obstacles

Studying how flying insects see while in flight has inspired robotics researchers.

November 1, 2016

 

On the left is an illustration of a one-humped Arabian Camel, on the the right is an illustration of a two humped Bactrian Camel.

Camels

A camel draws on a whole range of adaptations so that it can travel hundreds of miles, over several days, without stopping to drink.

October 31, 2016

 

Two Great Pyrenees dogs touch noses.

The Empathetic Abilities of Dogs

Scientists are studying whether or not dogs are empathetic.

October 28, 2016

 

A person holds an old-fashioned wireless phone that is beige in color with white buttons. The background is red and white gingham.

Forry, Wrong Number

When you're on the phone do you hear sorry as forry? Feelings as ceilings?

October 27, 2016

 

a collection of bananas, some with brown spots

When Good Bananas Go Bad

Have you ever wonder why bananas seem to go bad so quickly?

October 26, 2016

 

The red soil of Mars. Some gray equipment in the right foreground.

Missing Martian Ocean Deposits

Tsunamis may have washed away the geological evidence of ancient Martian oceans.

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