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July 21, 2015

 

smiling monkey

Curious Monkeys  

Monkeys will make sacrifices to satisfy their curiosity.

July 20, 2015

 

X-ray of chest and shoulder

Osteoporosis 

Your skeleton serves as a calcium bank account for your body.

July 17, 2015

 

old turtle

Death-defying Turtles   

Turtles have discovered the fountain of youth: telomerase.

July 16, 2015

 

drone

Helicopter Drones on Mars  

Engineers are developing drone helicopters to fly on the red planet to assist the Mars rover's missions.

July 15, 2015

 

wasp on nest

Males Rule in Costa Rican Wasp Species

Insect societies are typically female dominated. But in Costa Rica, male wasps defy the queen's rule.

July 14, 2015

 

contact lens

Making Contact 

Contact lenses bring objects into closer and clearer focus than glasses.

July 13, 2015

 

kepler telescope on the horizon

New Earth‑like Planets

The Kepler Space Telescope has located a thousand new planets—two of which are similar to Earth and could, hypothetically, support life.

July 10, 2015

 

moon landing in 1972

Waving a Flag on the Moon 

The moon landing was in fact staged (on the moon) with special flag engineering.

July 9, 2015

 

drummond's rockcress

Adapting to Climate Change

Drummond's rockcress can alter its physical traits between generations, making it very adaptable to sudden environmental changes.

July 8, 2015

 

penguin eating fish

Tasteless Penguins  

Due to cold temperatures, penguins have lost the majority of their taste receptors.

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