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June 27, 2005

 

Termites, Those Picky Eaters

Termites are often regarded as gluttonous creatures because of the billions of dollars of damage their appetites generate every year for homeowners, but would you believe that termites are actually picky eaters? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 12, 2005

 

A huge cockroach sits on a log.

The World’s Largest Cockroach: Rhinoceros Cockroaches

Believe it or not, the Australian burrowing cockroach, also known as the rhinoceros cockroach, is one of Australia's most popular pets.

September 27, 2003

 

Do Bugs Sleep?

Almost all mammals, in fact, have REM sleep; birds do too, although only in the early parts of their lives. It seems that sleep and REM are required by a particularly complex kind of brain.

September 27, 2003

 

A dark, yellow sky.

It’s Raining Frogs And Fish, Literally!

It may not have occurred in your neck of the woods, but all across the globe people are reporting that small animals are falling from the sky!

September 27, 2003

 

Green Potatoes

The nutritious skin is where a lot of the vitamins are. Important nutrients such as fiber, calcium, iron, and vitamin C are found in the skin. However, you probably didn’t know that potato skins contain poison.

September 27, 2003

 

Battle of the Bugs

The ultraviolet light is supposed to attract mosquitoes against an electrified grid, which then zaps them. Well, it’s true that plenty of mosquitoes are attracted into your backyard by the light, but once the mosquitoes catch a whiff of you, they ignore the light completely.

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