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April 14, 2017

 

A green computer-generated Iguanadon walking around in some water.

First Dinosaur Brain Fossil Discovered

In 2004, a fossil hunter found what looked like a brown pebble. Years later, scientists proved it was part of a fossilized dinosaur brain.

April 13, 2017

 

A  length-wise shot of a sand goby that is tan in color. Its mouth is wide open. The background is all black.

Single Fish Female Seeks Good Father

A male sand goby is less likely to eat the eggs containing his future offspring if a female goby is around.

April 12, 2017

 

A mostly black image. In the center of the image is a hole that is illuminated by royal blue light.

Loneliness

Experiencing loneliness can have a profound impact on your health.

April 11, 2017

 

Old Faithful erupting

Old Faithful

Geysers spout up where a column of underground water is heated to boiling by "magma," or molten rock, pushing the water upward.

April 10, 2017

 

sliced onion

Onions Are Toxic to Your Pets   

Raw onions contain sulfur compounds that are toxic to pets.

April 7, 2017

 

An image of an edicaran fossil. The fossil is illuminated in a single beam of light (weirdly reminiscent of a Caravagggio painting). The background is black. The fossil is in the near left of the image and is light brown.

Ecosystem Engineering And Extinction

The first mass extinction happened approximately 540 million years ago.

April 6, 2017

 

A photograph taken of Siberia from an airplane window. The ground appears to be mostly white ice and brown dirt. There is a large swirl in the center that the photographer identifies as an unknown river.

Parrots of The Tundra

Evidence of ancient parrots was recently found in Siberia.

April 5, 2017

 

Brain MRI

Bigger Brains, Bigger Thoughts

Our brains aren't just three times bigger than our ancestor's brains.

April 4, 2017

 

A close-up shot of ants eating mango pulp. Some of the ants are black and distinct. Others are blurry.

Ants Addicted To Morphine

Ants are, so far, the only non-mammal species that demonstrate drug-seeking behavior.

April 3, 2017

 

An abstract image. There are lines of many different colors (light purple, light orange, light blue, light red) flowing in many different directions. Close up the colors are more noticeable. From a distance, the image can look light brown.

Wind Do-Si-Do

Before 2015, the quasi-biennial oscillation happened approximately every twenty-eight months.

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