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August 17, 2016


retro microwave oven

Metal in the Microwave

Microwave ovens are wonderful, revolutionary cooking devices. But there are some things that you cannot, or should not, do with microwaves.

August 4, 2016


An ant crawling on a wooden table

Arthropod House Guests

Entomologists from North Carolina State University discovered we share our houses with hundreds of different arthropod species.

July 28, 2016


A really cute puppy.

Fighting Stress With Pets

Good news pet lovers! A recent study shows that your dog Rex or your cat Muffy may actually help control blood pressure during stressful times.

June 5, 2014


A computer-generated representation of an individual's DNA

How Closely Related Are We?

We humans tend to focus on the differences between us, even in spite of abundant similarities.

March 24, 2014


Black and white photo of a ventriloquist's dummy talking to a Chimpanzee

Are Chimps Self-Aware?

The jury is still out on whether or not chimps are self-aware. Actually, the same goes for young children.

March 14, 2014


A fly sits on the edge of something

What We Can Learn From A Fly’s Ears

Flies are small, but in some cases, their sense of hearing is absolutely amazing.

November 26, 2013


Swans floating on the water form share a heart-shaped embrace.

Animal Scandals

Lovebirds long thought to be monogamous are just better at sneaking around.

September 9, 2013


goldfish in a tank

Eating Offspring

How can parents eat their offspring?

July 5, 2013


Humpback Whale

The Evolution Of Diving In Mammals And Myoglobin

The protein myoglobin provides new clues to the evolution of diving in mammals.

June 11, 2013


Rats, humans, and other vertebrates evolved from a common ancestor that already had a system of muscles for moving the eyes

Double Vision Normal For Rats

Rats have a strikingly different visual system than our own, one that is carefully attuned to their unique needs.

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