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July 5, 2011

 

gnats swarming

How To Meet An Eligible Gnat

Have you ever walked into a swarm of insects and then found yourself unable to shake the swarm? Learn why these little buggers are so hard to escape.

May 3, 2011

 

quail eggs

Nature Versus Nurture In Quail Eggs

Scientists have begun studying quail eggs to understand if nature or nurture changes the newly born chicks.

April 14, 2011

 

cuckoo resting

Cuckoos Could Win A “Worst Parents” Award

Cuckoos could win the award for "Worst Parent" award. Find out why!

March 28, 2011

 

monotreme

What Triggers Lactation In Monotremes?

Monotremes, like the platypus, lay eggs and don't have placentas. So how does the mother's body know when to start lactating?

March 2, 2011

 

unisex bathroom sign

How To Define “Male” And “Female”

Sure, there are physical differences but outside of mammals, the terms "male" and "female" take on different meanings.

October 20, 2010

 

Parrot fish making a "kissy face"

Fish That Change Sex?

Did you know that there are fish out there that can change sex?

August 12, 2009

 

Common milkweed with several insects

Want To Turn A Profit? Invest In Milkweed Crops

You may think milkweed is just a stubborn weed, but to some it's a valuable commodity.

April 29, 2009

 

Magnified chloroplast cells

Solar-powered Sea Slugs

Chloroplasts should not be able to work once they are removed from algal cells because those cells contain proteins that control their operation.

March 26, 2009

 

Eggs in open carton

Why You Should Store Your Eggs Fat End Up

The reason it's smarter to store your eggs with the fat end up is that the egg itself does not completely fill the interior of the shell.

April 29, 2008

 

Four speckled eggs in nest

Why Are Birds’ Eggs Speckled?

The most common hypothesis why birds' eggs are speckled is that the speckles help camouflage the eggs, making them harder for predators to see.

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