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November 9, 2009

 

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Blood And Guts Crickets

Find out which cricket is not as loveable as the others

February 7, 2006

 

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Great Balls of Fire

If honeybees in China were to become characters in a superhero comic book, they might be called Great Balls of Fire.

September 22, 2005

 

Hagfish Slime

Our planet is inhabited by a host of strange and remarkable creatures, but few as strange or remarkable, if you ask me, as hagfish. Hagfish are eel-like fish about a foot long. They have a small mouth that lacks jaws and teeth. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Butterfly Wings

Learn about the many advantages of butterfly wings on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

A Cottonwood, a Beaver, and a Beetle

When a beaver chews on a cottonwood, the tree does release these noxious chemicals as usual, but the bitter chemicals released into the tree’s new leaves actually attract a certain leaf-eating beetle.

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