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June 13, 2017

 

On the left is a white placard with a black border that reads: Australopithecus Afarensis 3.8-2.9 mya/millions d' annees Next to that is a skull of an Australopithecus Afarensis. It's dark brown and the teeth are yellow.

Lucy In The Trees

Did Australopithecus afarensis walk like humans or chimpanzees?

June 12, 2017

 

A black and white image. The largest part of this image is a man's face making a pained expression with three marks running from his dark hair across his right eye, nose, and mouth. The background of this is black dots on a white background. This image is also a billboard. In the left bottom corner, small people are looking at the face.

Emotional Hangover

Why do more emotionally charged moments seem more memorable?

June 9, 2017

 

A circular looking galaxy is in the center of the screen. It is orange and blue. The background is deep black.

IRAS 16399-0937, The Megamaser Galaxy

What's the difference between a maser and a laser?

June 8, 2017

 

black and white llama

Did You Know That Llamas Helped The Inca Empire?

Scientists analyzing ancient lake mud think that the success and development of the Inca empire was partially due to llama dung.

June 7, 2017

 

asian clam on beach

Clam Attack!

If you think the Clones on Star Wars were a threat, just wait until you hear about Asian clams.

June 6, 2017

 

An image of a fake brain cut in half. Each element of the brain is labelled with black text on white paper.

This Is Your Brain On Politics

Neuroscientists are studying the way people's political beliefs are related to how they express their emotions.

June 5, 2017

 

A black and white photo. A woman is in bed, her head on a white pillow, a heating pad with a gingham pattern is draped across her forehead. She has an unhappy look on her face. A black blanket that blends with the background is pulled up to her chin.

Does Exercise Trigger Migraines?

If you're a migraine sufferer, is it helpful or risky to exercise?

June 2, 2017

 

close up of a cockroach

Faster Than A Speeding Roach

Cockroaches running at full speed rear up on their hind legs.

June 1, 2017

 

Close-up of grass with frost and drops of dew on it. In the background, out of focus more grass, dark red in the top left corner.

Your Ancestors Ate Grass

It's amazing what ancient teeth can tell us about the past.

May 31, 2017

 

An elephant without tusks.

No Tusks

A significant number of elephants are being born without tusks.

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