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November 14, 2014

 

Privet Hawkmoth

The Color of Dark

Hawkmoths not only have excellent night vision, but they can distinguish between colors in the dark.

November 13, 2014

 

asteroid flying close to Earth

Giant Asteroid Headed Towards Earth!*

*Beware of alarmist headlines. The odds are slim when it comes to giant Earth-bound asteroids.

November 12, 2014

 

nose smelling flower

Healing Skin Through Smell

Your schnoz may hold senior status in olfactory matters, but other parts of your body, like skin cells, can make scents of things on their own.

November 11, 2014

 

spider web covered with morning dew

The Spider: Predator or Prey?

Spiders meticulously weave their deathtrap and, on occasion, get caught in it when outsmarted.

November 10, 2014

 

saber-toothed cat fossils

Quaternary extinctions: A prehistoric murder mystery?

About 178 species including the woolly mammoth and the saber-toothed cat disappeared tens of thousand of years ago. What brought about their demise?

November 7, 2014

 

mother talks to baby

Baby Talk

Just because you can't understand their baby talk doesn't mean babies can't understand you.

November 6, 2014

 

wheat field

The Whole Truth On Whole Grains

Don't settle for less nutrition: Go for the whole grain.

November 5, 2014

 

blurred face surrounding by different facial-mood expressions

Mood and Cognition

Feeling moody? Your headspace affects cognitive abilities–sometimes negatively, sometimes positively.

November 4, 2014

 

two penguins navigate an icy landscape

Penguin Buddy System

Two heads are better than one for disoriented orphan penguins trying to find their way back home.

November 3, 2014

 

a smoke alarm attached to ceiling with rising smoke/steam

The Steam Alarm

Photoelectric smoke detectors are triggered by airborne particles, including steam.

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