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January 30, 2015

 

two magpies, one with beak inside other's

Magpie Egg Hormones Create Bold Offspring

Magpie personality traits differ according to their parents' hormone levels.

January 29, 2015

 

mouth full of sprinkles

Does Sugar Cause Cavities?

Contrary to popular belief, sugar (alone) doesn't rot your teeth.

January 28, 2015

 

abstract painting

Ghrelin

Today's A Moment of Science Word of the Day is ghrelin!

January 27, 2015

 

space terminal

Space Suits of the Future

Spacesuits get a makeover and shed some pounds for a new streamlined look.

January 26, 2015

 

chameleon on branch

Chameleons

Chameleons are nature's mood ring; their color reflects how they're feeling.

January 23, 2015

 

elephant with butterfly wings for ears

Hearing and Moving

Sit tight! Movement triggers neurons that dull your hearing.

January 22, 2015

 

person in haz-mat suit handling radioactive material

Nuclear Waste-Eating Bacteria

"Extremophile" bacteria might be able to clean up toxic nuclear waste sites.

January 21, 2015

 

light at the end of a (train) tunnel

Recovering from the Great Extinction

Following the Permian mass extinction, the surviving species rapidly diversified.

January 20, 2015

 

giant metallic statue of Ghengis Khan

DNA Wrath of Khan

Genghis Khan fathered an empire in more ways than one.

January 19, 2015

 

liquid nitrogen valve

The Coldest Spot on Earth, Take 2

Thanks to human ingenuity, things get even more bitterly cold!

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