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February 25, 2014

 

Confocal micrograph of a blind cavefish embryo

The World Of The Mexican Blind Cavefish

Suppose your ancestors had lived in darkness for almost a million years. This is the world of the Mexican blind cavefish.

February 13, 2014

 

A baboon sits in a tree

For Baboons, Second Best Isn’t Always So Bad

When losing is winning in the complicated social world of baboons.

January 17, 2014

 

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How Whales Dive Deep

How is it that whales are able to withstand the extreme pressures of the ocean's depths?

January 15, 2014

 

Macro of colorful dung beetle

A Dung Beetle Story

The bizarre story of how dung beetles bring the next generation into the world.

January 8, 2014

 

Three yellow onions against a white background

Does An Onion A Day Keep The Doctor Away?

As it turns out, the same compounds that make you cry may also keep you healthy.

January 6, 2014

 

Artist's rendition of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft nearing the red planet

Life Might Have Liked Parts Of Ancient Mars

While there's still no evidence that life evolved on Mars, we now know that it at least could have.

December 31, 2013

 

Several gold fish viewed from above

Do Fish Have Memories?

Your pet fish's cognitive abilities will probably surprise you!

December 25, 2013

 

Close up photo of a quirrel

Building Bigger Brains

Our presence could be causing the brains of non-human animals to grow.

December 19, 2013

 

A hair stylist works to achieve a perfect head of curls.

The Cause Of Curls

Want a new ’do? Your hair follicles are formidable foes.

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.

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