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February 8, 2017

 

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Moon Tan

Can spending enough time under a very bright moon get you tan?

January 3, 2017

 

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Does An Onion A Day Keep The Doctor Away?

The same compounds that make people cry when slicing into an onion may also make them a healthy choice.

August 11, 2016

 

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A New Mouth for Every Meal

Humans ingest food through their mouth, but some microorganisms work very differently.

July 11, 2016

 

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

Recounting Our Bacteria: Fewer than We Thought

Some sources have claimed that 90% of our cells are non‑human. But is that truly accurate? Cal Tech believes that estimate might be way off.

December 24, 2015

 

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A Switch for Aging

Scientists discover the switch that turns on the aging process.

December 4, 2015

 

mistletoe

Mistletoe’s Missing Genes

Mistletoe lacks genes found in all other plants and animals.

August 25, 2015

 

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Rainbow Snow

We dream of powdery white snow, but snow actually comes in multi-colored varieties.

July 17, 2015

 

old turtle

Death-defying Turtles   

Turtles have discovered the fountain of youth: telomerase.

April 16, 2015

 

thawing ice sheet

Frozen Fish

When frozen in water, fish remain in a state of suspended animation until spring melts the ice away.

April 10, 2015

 

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How Cells Get Around

Tracking how cells move around the body is key to preventing diseases, like cancer, from spreading.

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