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May 18, 2016

 

weathered statue at site of Roman bathhouse

Ancient Roman Parasites

Ancient poop reveals that Romans suffered from intestinal parasites, despite their sophisticated sanitation system.

May 17, 2016

 

mountains in Denali National Park, Alaska

Why Mountains Stop Growing

Scientists tackle this mystery: Why do mountains rise but never get any taller?

May 16, 2016

 

field potatoes

Irish Potato Famine Investigation

DNA detectives trace the bacteria that caused the Irish Potato Famine back to 16th century South America.

May 13, 2016

 

anaconda

Anaconda!

Though exaggerated in Hollywood creature features, anacondas are monstrous!

May 12, 2016

 

brain scan

Do Bigger Brains Make Us Smarter?

Does brain size or brain-to-body ratio affect intelligence? Not as much as you'd think.

May 11, 2016

 

apple core reflection shows full, round apple

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

People who suffer from Body Dysmorphic Disorder have a distorted sense of self and perceive a terrible defect in their appearance.

May 10, 2016

 

Ibyuk - Canada's Tallest Pingo

Icy Pingos

Pingos are icy mounds that grow upwards from permafrost under the soil.

May 9, 2016

 

brown fly sucking up liquid through its proboscis

How Insects Drink

Insects need water to survive and use varied methods to quench their thirst.

May 6, 2016

 

Siberian jay

Recognizing Distant Relatives

Siberian jays can suss out relatives they've never met, and can sense how closely related they are to these unfamiliar birds.

May 5, 2016

 

pair of capuchin monkeys

Spiteful Monkeys

Capuchin monkeys punish fellow chimps for taking more than their fair share.

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