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December 13, 2013

 

A large frog adorned with a crown poses near a smaller frog adorned with a crown.

Multitasking Frogs

So you want to impress a potential mate? According to the grey tree frog, multitasking is the key to sexual attraction.

December 12, 2013

 

Honey spooned out of a jar.

Babies ’n Honey

Ever heard germs can't grow in honey? While true, honey may still contain bacteria spores that can be lethal to infants.

December 11, 2013

 

a photo of different varieties of cacao beans

The Genetics of Chocolate

Chocolate production is both an art and a science. Researchers hope to alter chocolate genes to produce sweeter rewards.

December 10, 2013

 

A cardinal, a type of bird known for its singing, perches on a branch.

Sleeping Song Birds

Birds not only sing in their sleep, but they also dream in song.

December 9, 2013

 

Two people dressed in vegetable costumes greet each other at a farmer's market.

Timing Your Vegetables Right

Eureka! Vegetables' nutritional properties vary according to their light cycle. They are most healthful when exposed to light after being stored in the dark.

December 6, 2013

 

Hiking trail signs with exercise instructions.

Another Reason To Exercise

Physical activity is a biological norm. When we don't exercise, we actually cause harm to our bodies.

December 5, 2013

 

An underwater shot of a manatee.

Keeping Manatees Warm in the Winter

Manatees take winter refuge near power plants to stay warm; but plant closures threaten their survival.

December 4, 2013

 

A giant alligator sculpture foregrounds a cityscape.

The Force of an Alligator’s Bite

Scientists measure alligators' deadly jaws. The results: Alligators' jaws are deadly!

November 28, 2013

 

A cornfield with blooms of candy corn.

Sweet Corn’s Not-So-Sweet Rewards

The history of corn is marked by an increase in sweet flavor and a decrease in nutrition.

November 27, 2013

 

A male water bug suns his egg-laden back.

Sacrificial Fathers

Single fatherhood is hard for the male water bug. Afraid he'll eat his offspring, dad simply goes without.

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