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September 19, 2011

 

African Flags at a soccer game

Genetic Similarities In African And Eurasian Populations

According to new genetic analysis, Southern Europeans, Middle Eastern groups and Jews share genes with African populations.

September 10, 2010

 

acacia tree and ants

Acacia Trees Use Ants To Defend Against Elephants

An unusual partnership is happening on the African plain. The whistling-thorn acacia tree is using ants to defend against elephant attacks.

August 14, 2010

 

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Evidence Found for the First Domesticated Donkeys

The ancient ancestor of the modern donkey is actually still alive today!

November 14, 2006

 

a red parasite plant grows on a juniper tree

Plants on Plants

Some plants have parasitic behavior that destroys their plant hosts, but are there benefits too?

July 7, 2005

 

Earth on the Move

Hundreds of millions of years ago the continents were joined together in a super-continent that scientists call Pangaea. It means “all lands” in Greek. It stretched all the way from the North to the South Pole, but that’s not the way the earth looks now, obviously. What happened? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 30, 2003

 

More on the Oldest Human Footprints

Learn more about the Oldest Human Footprints on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Bonnie Over the Ocean?

The song says that Bonnie lies over the ocean, but it also says that she lies over the sea. Based on these lyrics, where is Bonnie? In the song, the words “ocean” and “sea” are used interchangeably to mean any large body of salty water.

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