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September 21, 2016


Blue fluorescent light sculpted into the shape of a human face

It’s Not Easy Being Blue

Turning blue in the face is easier said than done.

August 1, 2016


Electron microscope image of the bacteria (bordetella pertussis) responsible for pertussis (whooping cough).

Bacterial Hooks

Scientists have found that some urinary tract bacteria use a hair‑like fiber to avoid being flushed out.

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



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.

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