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Posts tagged discovery

May 12, 2014

 

A fruit fly with bright red eyes sits on a red wall.

Fruit Fly Slumber

Ever wonder if fruit flies sleep? Find out on today's A Moment of Science.

September 2, 2010

 

Two skulls

Did Our Ancestors Practice Cannibalism?

Scientists have discovered million-year-old evidence that our ancestors may have been cannibals.

December 11, 2003

 

What’s a Fly Doing in Antarctica?

What's a fly doing in Antarctica? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Lake Vida

This means that the ice cover contains microorganisms that date back thousands of years; recently scientists found microorganisms that froze way back when Rome was founded.

September 27, 2003

 

Baboons and Abstract Thought

It may come as a surprise if I told you that scientists have recently made discoveries that suggest baboons are capable of abstract thought. You probably thought that only apes, the actual evolutionary predecessors of humans, could think abstractly.

September 27, 2003

 

Gecko Glue

Scientists have just recently uncovered the gecko’s gravity-defying secret. Gecko feet come specially equipped with tiny hairs, called seta.

September 27, 2003

 

Ancient Goodies

Ancient Goodies on today’s Moment of Science; Chocoholics might just not be a modern phenomenon.

September 27, 2003

 

Chili or Mint

At the University of California , David Julius and his research team have been making some interesting discoveries involving tongue receptors and a substance contained in chili peppers. They found that this substance activates the same receptors that senses heat.

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