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August 11, 2017

 

a gold ouroboros engraved on stone

Autocannibalism

Autocannibalism is when animals eat parts of their own bodies.

August 10, 2017

 

A fish in a fish tank.

Evolving Fish Vision

Ancient fish that had evolved better eyesight may have hunted like crocodiles.

August 9, 2017

 

A canted grid

The Difference Between A Square And A Diamond

Perception is more than just how things are literally viewed.

August 8, 2017

 

An elephant.

The Small Sleep

Some elephants can go forty-six hours without sleeping.

August 7, 2017

 

the white cliffs of Dover

The White Cliffs Of Plankton

Naturally formed chalk rock could be described as a graveyard for plankton.

August 4, 2017

 

three mice: two in a running wheel, one with only head visible on the left

Three (No Longer) Blind Mice

In a recent experiment, scientists used transplated photoreceptors to restore vision in mice.

August 3, 2017

 

A turtle

Turtle Power

Have turtles always been able to retract their heads into their shells?

August 2, 2017

 

2 whole bananas, one cut up banana

What Gas Ripens Fruit?

In the Old West, farmers thought the heat from kerosene stoves ripened fruit.

August 1, 2017

 

a close-up image of a Venus Flytrap

The Venus Flytrap Countdown

Biologists confirm that Venus flytraps can count to 20.

July 31, 2017

 

The Indian Ocean

The Rediscovered Microcontinent of Mauritia

Geologists have found proof that a microcontinent exists near the island of Mauritius.

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