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July 13, 2016

 

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For My Next Trick…

The same human capacity for making sense out of the jumbled data of experience also makes us easily fooled.

July 12, 2016

 

Snake slithering across a road

Why Are There So Many Dead Snakes in the Road?

Ever wonder why there are so many dead snakes in the road? Find out on this Moment of Science.

July 11, 2016

 

Electron microscope image of the bacteria (bordetella pertussis) responsible for pertussis (whooping cough).

Recounting Our Bacteria: Fewer than We Thought

Some sources have claimed that 90% of our cells are non‑human. But is that truly accurate? Cal Tech believes that estimate might be way off.

July 8, 2016

 

oven thermometer

Charming Fahrenheit

Fahreinheit is based on Earth's range of temperatures where the median falls at zero degrees.

July 7, 2016

 

smokestack

Ocean Storage of CO2 Increasing

The ocean is increasingly absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere, raising the water's acidity and endangering sea life.

July 6, 2016

 

kittens nursing

Cats Who Flex

Cats learned the pawing motion sometimes called "making biscuits" as kittens trying to nurse.

July 5, 2016

 

image of a kidney cell with diabetic nephropathy

The Artificial Pancreas

Scientists have developed an artificial pancreas that lets diabetics control insulin levels with their smartphone.

July 4, 2016

 

vintage photo of identical twins

Meet My Evil Twin

Identical twins aren't a supernatural wonder, though they are a rare breed.

July 1, 2016

 

computer simulated black hole

The Remains of a Star

A black hole has such a powerful gravitational pull that it sucks up everything nearby, including light.

June 30, 2016

 

blindfolded couple on date

Is Love Blind?

Romance needs to be nourished with visual cues and body language.

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