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February 10, 2017


A deer chewing on a branch.

Deer Attack

Trees know when someone or something is eating them.

January 5, 2006



The Amazing Walking Sticks

In fact, one of the defense mechanisms of these insects, crypsis, involves their taking their resemblance to twigs as far as it will go.

December 20, 2005


two siamese fighting fish prepare to fight

Rubbernecking Fish

Siamese fighting fish are as beautiful, but this isn't the reason they were first domesticated by us humans.

August 18, 2005


Soft White Underbelly

Ever notice how many animals have lighter fur on their bellies than on their backs? Think about it. Cats and dogs often have lighter-colored bellies. Deer, foxes, wolves, coyotes, chipmunks, you get the idea. Why? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 23, 2004


Calling Dr. Darwin

Is a fever always bad? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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