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December 7, 2016

 

Three elephants (one large, one medium-sized, one baby)

The Grandmother Effect

Asian elephant calves born in captivity die young approximately 50% of the time.

December 6, 2016

 

Image taken from inside a cave outside of Zakynthos. The dark cave wall with an opening. The water is dark blue within the cave, lighter and lighter blue in the distance.

The False City of Zakynthos

What appeared to be an ancient city destroyed by tidal waves was something else entirely.

December 5, 2016

 

4 hand-stitched images of brains. The top left is yellow, the top right is orange, the lower right is bright blue, and the lower left is mauve.

Processing Moral Dilemmas

Your sense of right and wrong may be highly influenced by your cultural identity.

December 2, 2016

 

Treadmill Sensation

A Treadmill For The Mind

You've been on a treadmill for a while and then suddenly step off. Why do you feel like you're moving much faster than you think you should be?

December 1, 2016

 

A child holding up a sideways image of a picture he has drawn. The child's face can't be seen. The drawing appears to be of a child or a blobby Prince Leia from Star Wars.

What It’s Like To Be Three

As children younger than four, we could talk, think, and perceive. So why are those years so hard to remember?

November 29, 2016

 

A close-up of a zebra's black and white stripes. The picture also appears to have been taken with black and white film or put beneath a black and white filter.

Why Don’t Humans Have Spots Or Stripes?

Ever wondered why we humans don't have spots or stripes? Well, maybe you haven't, but it is interesting that so many creatures are multicolored but we are not.

November 28, 2016

 

A close-up image of King Tutankhamen's burial mask. It is made out of gold. The only features on the face that are not gold are two thin black eyebrows and two large eyes with iris and pupils colored black.

King Tut’s Space Dagger

You don't have to smelt iron if it comes from a meteorite.

November 25, 2016

 

A close-up image of Phobos (Mars' largest moon)

Goodbye, Moon! Hello, Ring!

Twenty to forty million years from now, Mars will lose its largest moon.

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How Do You Make A Diet-Coke Float?

Here is an at home experiment you can try! Learn about molecular density!

 

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Wild Science: Timber Rattlesnakes

Rattlesnakes are an important component of our ecosystem, but are also potentially dangerous to humans.

 

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Wild Science: Opossums

They may look gross and scary, but that's just them playing "opossum." We visit Wildcare Inc., to find out more about the "garbage collector of the forest."

 

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American Columbo

The American Columbo plant doesn't flower until close to its 30th birthday, and then it promptly gives up the ghost.

 

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Wild Science: Poison Ivy

Poison ivy can quickly turn your relaxing nature hike into a painfully itchy affair! Learn more about this toxic plant and how to steer clear of its path.

 

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Wild Science: American Crow

Crows are uncommonly intelligent. On this episode of Wild Science, we visit Wildcare Inc. to see all of what these brainy birds can do!

 

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Dog Mouth Vs. Human Mouth

Some people believe that a dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's. While this may be true, which mouth is more dangerous to people?

 

a small birthday cake with trick candles

The Trick Inside A Trick Candle

No sooner are they blown out, then they re-light and can be blown out again. How can a candle light itself?

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