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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 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 11, 2013

 

service dog posing for the camera

How Did Dogs Become “Man’s Best Friend?”

We've all heard the phrase "dog is man's best friend." But how did dogs get to be so friendly with humans?

October 9, 2013

 

crocodile under the water

The Ultimate Animal Survivor: Crocodiles

Unlike their contemporaries the dinosaurs, crocodiles managed to survive whatever killed off their Jurassic cousins. So what accounts for their longevity?

October 7, 2013

 

a spider in the trees weaving a web

What Is The Biggest Spider?

I have an insect question. What's the biggest spider ever?

September 27, 2013

 

prairie dog

What Animals Are Most Like People

Dear A Moment of Science, Besides chimps, which animals do you think are the most like people?

September 24, 2013

 

toddler smiling at the camera

Heart Rate: What A Baby’s Heart Rate Should Be

How do you think a baby's heart rate compares to adults?

September 17, 2013

 

drawn fish against a yellow background

Can Animals Use Sign Language?

I know that gorillas and chimpanzees can learn sign language and use it to communicate. But can other animals use sign language, too?

September 5, 2013

 

bee on a flower

Bees And Pesticides Don’t Mix

A phenomenon called colony collapse disorder occurs when worker honeybees abruptly disappear from a beehive. Both beekeepers and scientists are worried.

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