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March 24, 2016

 

winter wheat

Winter Wheat

Wheat survives winter's freezing temperatures, and is ready to be harvested come springtime.

March 23, 2016

 

bonobo

Apes and the Movies

Movie-watching chimps anticipate memorable scenes.

March 22, 2016

 

stink bug

Stink Bugs Are Not All Bad

Stink bugs have gotten a bad rap, but the spined soldier bug variety are great for taking care of garden pests.

March 21, 2016

 

bright light

UFO Attack!

Turns out, a UFO attack reported in 1969 was actually a salvo of meteor fragments.

March 18, 2016

 

Earth's atmosphere

Cleaning up the Ozone Layer 

Chlorofluorocarbons are destroying the ozone layer, but propane, which bonds to them, could be used to remove them from the atmosphere.

March 17, 2016

 

quilt

Making New Ozone

We can manufacture ozone molecules from oxygen, but not enough to patch up the ozone layer.

March 16, 2016

 

white heron surrounded by plastic debris

Plastic-Eating Seabirds

Seabirds are consuming plastic waste that they fish out of the water.

March 15, 2016

 

superglue

Glue and Superglue

Cyanoacrylate is the chemical that gives superglue its sticking power.

March 14, 2016

 

abstract image with rippling water scheme

Zap Into Lucid Dreaming 

Scientists discover how to induce lucid dreaming, a state wherein people are concious of being in a dream.

March 11, 2016

 

scaly reptile skin

Bunostegos: Upright on All Fours

What prehistoric reptile had a knobby head, body armor, and walked on all fours like a cow?

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