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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.

November 22, 2013

 

A bee clings to a twig with it's mouth, and appears to be resting.

Do Bugs Sleep?

Sorry BUGS, your brain isn't equipped for REM sleep, or any sleep for that matter.

November 14, 2013

 

Suburban house and lawn are foregrounded by a patch of dandelions.

Why Crabgrass Always Wins at Monopoly

Crabgrass, the killer weed, inflicts chemical warfare on lawns and farms.

November 6, 2013

 

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.

November 5, 2013

 

A set of four crocheted brains

Genetic Error and the Big Brain Theory

Scientists believe human brain development is the result of genetic mutations that occurred millions of years ago.

October 30, 2013

 

Boy surrounds by memo notes shudders to think.

Forgetfulness to the Rescue

Losing the ability to form memories can free up the brain to focus on survival.

October 28, 2013

 

Two baby salmon feed on water vegetation.

Salmon and Riparian Vegetation: Partners for Life

Without riparian vegetation, salmon would be in dire straits.

October 23, 2013

 

A cheetah family of five lounges in the sun at the Smithsonian National Zoo

Cheetahs Cut from the Same Cloth

Though some of the oldest surviving felines, cheetahs have the genetic diversity equivalent to identical twins.

October 21, 2013

 

Spotted sandpiper bird perches on a log in a body of water.

Active Animal Dads

Nature provides different models of parenthood with the male of some species bearing the brunt of childcare.

October 15, 2013

 

man standing with a cheetah

Why Don’t Humans Have Spots Or Stripes?

Ever wondered why we humans don't have spots or stripes? Well, maybe you haven't, but it is interesting that so many creatures are multicolored but we are not.

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