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June 7, 2016

 

Bombardier Beetle on leaf

Bombardier Beetle

The bombardier beetle is aptly named: It fires toxic chemicals that, when released, sound like a bomb detonating.

June 6, 2016

 

algae blooms

Dead Zones and Ocean Warming

Global warming is depleting oxygen in the water, creating and expanding "dead zones" toxic to sea life.

June 3, 2016

 

green door with handle

The Green Door

We don't perceive color in our peripheral vision because we have no cones, which sense light frequencies, on the outer edge of our retina.

June 2, 2016

 

pair of dogs

Dogs Recognize Their Own Species

In a lab study, dogs learned how to match other canines by species.

June 1, 2016

 

muscle man holding syringe

Pump You Up, Break You Down

While steroids enhance muscle growth, they also cause liver damage and 'roid rage.

May 31, 2016

 

wedding rings and dice

The Mathematical Marriage Predictor

Scientists developed a system of equations that predict relationship stability, and the math checks out 94 percent of the time!

May 30, 2016

 

well camouflaged moth blends in with tree

Camouflage is Not Infallible

Moths with high-contrast markings like zebra stripes are harder to detect, at least at first, than those with background-matching camouflage.

May 27, 2016

 

person washing hands with soap and water

The Importance of Hand Washing

Surveys show that 30 percent of people do not wash their hands after going to the bathroom, which exposes others to germs and infections.

May 26, 2016

 

man holds stomach, gesturing that he's full

My Bacteria are Full

Gut bacteria not only help digest food, they also signal to our brain that we've eaten enough.

May 24, 2016

 

child's eyes

Evolving Better Eyes

A small crustacean called Daphnia provides evidence that larger eye size yields a reproductive advantage.

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