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April 26, 2017

 

An image of cells. The left side of the image is black, the middle is a dark green and the bottom right corner is the brightest. It's a yellowish green. The cells in that area are the most delineated and look like small circles.

A Community of Cells

What are the benefits of being a multicellular organism?

April 5, 2017

 

Brain MRI

Bigger Brains, Bigger Thoughts

Our brains aren't just three times bigger than our ancestor's brains.

March 15, 2017

 

Two figs cut in half. There is a small indentation in each visible fig center. The figs' insides are magenta-pink with a white layer surrounding them.

Delicious Wasp Tombs

Figs seem simple, but they're much more complicated than they appear.

January 26, 2017

 

leafcutter ant crawling next to a leaf

How Leaf Cutter Ants Farm

Leaf cutter ants have been fungus farming for millions of years.

January 25, 2017

 

Close-up shot of an orangutan

Wild Science: Orangutans

Wild Science visits the Indianapolis Zoo, where staff explain the intelligence and behavior of orangutans, and how their species is being threatened by humans.

November 29, 2016

 

A close-up of a zebra's black and white stripes. The picture also appears to have been taken with black and white film or put beneath a black and white filter.

Why Don’t Humans Have Spots Or Stripes?

Ever wondered why we humans don't have spots or stripes? Well, maybe you haven't, but it is interesting that so many creatures are multicolored but we are not.

November 24, 2016

 

Fully Spread Peacock

Runaway Tail!

One common misconception people have regarding evolution is that the gradual changing of physical forms always benefits the species in question.

November 8, 2016

 

X-ray of a full set of teeth.

Evolution In Your Mouth

Humans may be evolving toward having less than thirty-two teeth.

October 18, 2016

 

A bird-of-paradise. Mostly black, but near its neck it is iridescent: red, yellow, green, blue.

Why Birds of a Feather Are What They Eat

Why do some species of birds-of-paradise have such eye-catching plumage?

August 12, 2016

 

Computer model of an estrogen receptor protein

Male Lactation: Fact or Fiction?

Male lactation: Fact of fiction? That's the question on today's Moment of Science.

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