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December 30, 2015

 

cigarette butts

Recycling Cigarette Butts

Cigarette butts, a huge source of littering, can be repurposed into carbon supercapacitors used in electronic devices.

December 29, 2015

 

dog walk on a cold day

Too Cold to Exercise?

Not so! Your body acts as a heater and warms up cold air as you breathe it in.

December 28, 2015

 

rhinocerous beetle

Beetlemania

Pound for pound, the rhino beetle is the strongest creature on Earth: It can carry 850 times its own weight on its back.

December 25, 2015

 

man in thinking pose on park bench

Questioning Depression

Socratic questioning may be a useful tool to combat depression.

December 24, 2015

 

old person in background, young person in foreground

A Switch for Aging

Scientists discover the switch that turns on the aging process.

December 23, 2015

 

sweat bee

Ant Attack!

Forager bees are vulnerable to attack while at check points waiting to re-enter the colony.

December 22, 2015

 

salt on icy sidewalk

Salt vs. Ice

Salt clears up an icy sidewalk by lowering the freezing point of water.

December 21, 2015

 

Superb Fairy Wren

Superb Fairy wrens Learn to Eavesdrop

Superb Fairy wrens can detect the alarm calls of other bird species.

December 18, 2015

 

Morning Dew

Discovered on Facebook: The Magnificent Sundew

Nature photos uploaded to Facebook lead to the discovery of a new plant species.

December 17, 2015

 

teen smoking

Adolescent Addictions

Addictive substances make a bigger impression on adolescents, because their brains are not fully formed yet.

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