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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.

October 17, 2016

 

A large polyphemus moth (orange in color) sits on bright green leaves.

Bright Lights, Brighter Moths

Moths are much less attracted to artificial light than they used to be.

December 16, 2013

 

A closeup of a roach

Another One For The Roaches

Despite your best chemical defenses, cockroaches are evolving to bug you even more.

December 28, 2012

 

bison eating in a field of grass

How Did Animals Survive The Ice Age?

How did animals respond to the ice age? Ancient bison preserved in the Canadian arctic have given scientists a clue.

September 4, 2009

 

Two baby mockingbirds in nest

Do Birds Recognize Humans?

How dumb, or smart, are birds? The answer just may surprise you. Learn about mockingbirds on this Moment of Science.

December 12, 2007

 

Group of people on boat

How To Get Your Sea Legs

After being on a boat, when you lie down to sleep that night the bed seems to be rocking, up and down, just like the boat. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 1, 2005

 

Torpor

Did you know that many small animals that stay in cold environments during the winter go into a brief daily hibernation-like state? Scientists call it torpor. Torpor allows the animals to lower their body temperatures greatly, and their breathing and heart rate are so slow you can barely tell they’re alive. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 3, 2005

 

Warm Eyes See Better

How do cold blooded fish stay warm in the frigid ocean? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

October 7, 2004

 

How Do Birds Sleep?

Have you ever wondered how birds hang onto trees when they're asleep? Why don't they fall off? Find out on this Moment of Science.

December 16, 2003

 

Chirp It Up

Learn how human behavior is subtly altering the behavior of other species. "Chirp it Up" on this Moment of Science.

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