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January 13, 2017

 

Inflatable Clown Bouncing Back Up After Being Hit

Why You Can’t Knock Down a Clown

Remember those inflatable clowns that stood about three feet high and had big red noses, meant for punching? Hit the clown as hard as you could, right back up.

January 12, 2017

 

A Chryxus Arctic butterfly perched upon some leaves in the foreground. The background is green and out of focus.

Tanana Arctic: Brand-New And Very Old

For years, a new species of butterfly was hiding in plain sight.

January 11, 2017

 

A stone etching of Nefertiti holding a jug with other hieroglyphics surrounding her.

Hidden Rooms In King Tut’s Tomb Found And Disputed

Egyptologists and Radar Specialists found two new rooms in King Tut's tomb. Or did they?

January 10, 2017

 

A photo of five capsules filled with blood on a white background.

Routine Blood Tests May Help Doctors Diagnose Cancer Faster

Researchers hope that by 2021, liquid biopsies will be a part of an annual physical exam.

January 9, 2017

 

Pen and ink drawings of many different people making different faces.

It’s Not Bad Manners, It’s Low Oxytocin

Oxytocin is released into the blood to help regulate several biological functions. It may also be connected to social abilities.

January 6, 2017

 

Alligator nest

Rejuvenating Your Skin

Daily moisturizers promising to rejuvenate dead and dull skin cells are overselling themselves.

January 5, 2017

 

bright orange lichen growing on a drab brown rock

Understanding Lichen

Recently the way people understand and define lichen has changed.

January 4, 2017

 

Twelve donuts of varying flavors (chocolate, pink frosting, non-frosted with jam, white frosting, maple/light-brown) in a white box.

Why Do We Love Junk Food?

People know intellectually that fast food is bad for them, so why do they still crave it?

January 3, 2017

 

a red onion cut in half

Does An Onion A Day Keep The Doctor Away?

The same compounds that make people cry when slicing into an onion may also make them a healthy choice.

January 2, 2017

 

A close-up of a pink and tan and white zircon crystal. The background is completely black.

Four Billion Year Old Crystals

Zircon may be able to tell us more about the Earth's past.

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