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November 8, 2011

 

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The Fluffy Science Of Cute

It's a fact, we love adorable things, but we still don't really know why.

October 13, 2011

 

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The Dawn Of Agriculture (And Health Problems)

According to many studies, the rise of agriculture coincided with declines in human height and overall health.

September 16, 2011

 

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Do Animals Secretly Talk To Each Other When People Aren’t Looking?

Researchers have found that you can tape record the various calls made by Vervet monkeys and play them back one at a time.

July 12, 2011

 

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Macaque Monkeys: “Clean Food Tastes Better!”

Have you heard the story about how one monkey on an island figured out how to wash his food, and then other monkeys starting doing it too?

June 6, 2011

 

Slideshow: Can You Guess This Animal’s Scientific Name?

Animals can have some pretty funny and interesting scientific names. See how many you can name!

June 3, 2011

 

Young penguins pose for the camera

To Keep Warm, Penguins Do The Wave

By synchronizing movements and huddling with one another, Emperor penguins can stay warm in the coldest place on Earth.

January 10, 2011

 

Red-wing blackbird perched on a branch

Why Birds Fell From The Sky Over New Years

News spread quickly about "birds falling from the sky." What happened to the birds?

December 2, 2010

 

Koala bear in a tree

Koala Bears Help Ecologists And Conservationists Map Habitats

Koalas are being used to study populations and habitats. Researchers hope to learn where koalas prefer to live and eat.

November 9, 2010

 

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How To Grow Your Own Catnip

Catnip is a great treat for your favorite cat. The best news is that catnip is easy to grow!

October 19, 2010

 

White puppy sitting in the snow

Pessimistic Pups: Why Your Dog May See The Dish As Half Empty

Dogs can be worried and pessimistic just like people, researchers report.

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