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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.

March 4, 2008

 

T-Rex Roaring

Pregnant Teenage Dinosaurs

Until very recently, humans tended to reproduce before reaching full adult maturity, as did the dinosaurs. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 26, 2007

 

Baked coconut cream pie

Custard Soup: The Science Behind Failed Custard Pies

If you've ever made a cream pie and it turned into a soupy disaster overnight, then you know about this common frustration.

July 17, 2007

 

Close up of giant water bug

Fasting Fathers

As part of the mating process, female giant water bugs latch onto male water bugs and cement as many as one hundred and fifty eggs to his back, then leaves.

July 14, 2005

 

How Does a Cowbird Know It’s a Cowbird?

Brown-headed cowbirds are robin-sized black birds whose range covers most of North America. From a people’s point of view cowbirds are what we might call deadbeat parents. Cowbirds lay their eggs in the nests of other bird species, and the cowbird nestlings are raised by the foster parents. Since the cowbirds spend their formative months with birds of an entirely different species which has separate habits, songs, etc., how does a cowbird know it’s a cowbird? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 31, 2005

 

Humming Fish

Have you heard of humming fish? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 24, 2005

 

Bald Eagles on the Rise

Bald eagles are not longer an endangered species. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

February 17, 2005

 

Safe Sex for Moths

Certain species of male moths use toxins to protect themselves during sex. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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