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September 7, 2015



Reindeer Games  

We break through all the reindeer hype to tell the true story of these fascinating animals.

August 1, 2013


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What Is The Difference Between Hair And Fur?

The main difference between hair and fur is where it grows, not what it's made of.

November 12, 2012


white antlers overlapping each other

What Is The Difference Between Horns And Antlers?

There are some important differences between horns and antlers.

November 22, 2011



How Do Scientists Figure Out If A Dinosaur Is A New Species?

Scientists are using bone histology to sort things out. They've already concluded that Stygimoloch, was a juvenile Pachycephalosaurus, not a new species.

November 21, 2010



Why Did the Deer Cross the Road?

As you are making your Thanksgiving driving over the river and through the woods, be sure to keep clear of the deer!

August 13, 2010


cat stretching on oriental rug

Why Do Animals Have Lighter Fur On Their Bellies?

Animals have mastered blending in with their surroundings. Yet, why do some animals have lighter fur on their bellies than on their backs?

July 7, 2009



Sneaky Botflies and Clever Reindeer

Botflies are parasites that deposit larvae inside the noses of their hosts, including reindeer. To adapt, the deer learn elaborate behaviors to avoid the flies.

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