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April 13, 2016

 

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Non‑toxic Batteries

Scientists have developed a non‑toxic, non‑flammable battery using organic dye and a food additive.

April 12, 2016

 

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Pine Processionary Caterpillars

Pine processionary caterpillars march to a different drum! They travel great distances in single-file.

April 11, 2016

 

memory chip

Recollection or Reconstruction?

Though we often think of the brain as a storage device, memory isn't an act of recollection, it's a reconstruction of past events.

April 8, 2016

 

zebra in the wild

Ride ‘em Zebra?

Zebras look like horses with stripes, but there are key behavioral differences that keep them from being domesticated.

April 7, 2016

 

Mars rover

Mars Has Flowing Water

Mars has sprung a leak of free-flowing salt water.

April 6, 2016

 

pond slime

Brains and Slime

Brain cells and slime bacteria draw from the same molecular bag of tricks.

April 5, 2016

 

phytoplankton

The Antarctic-CO2 Connection

Temperatures directly correlate to CO2 levels In Antarctica, but not in the tropics or Northern Hemisphere. Here's why:

April 4, 2016

 

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Walking Neighborhoods

People who live in neighborhoods within walking distance of shops and stores have lower blood pressure.

April 1, 2016

 

octopus

You Gotta Have Hearts

Octopuses use three hearts to keep their bodies well circulated.

March 31, 2016

 

couple is smoking and drinking

Drinking and Smoking

Smoking and drinking make for quite the combo. Here's why:

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