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July 29, 2011

 

bunny rabbit on a scale

Giant Rabbits Once Hopped Around Earth

At over a foot and a half in height and twenty-six pounds, the super rabbit was a big bunny!

July 13, 2011

 

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You’d Look Stunning In Infrared

What would it be like if our eyes evolved to see infrared light?

July 12, 2011

 

macaque_monkeys

Macaque Monkeys: “Clean Food Tastes Better!”

Have you heard the story about how one monkey on an island figured out how to wash his food, and then other monkeys starting doing it too?

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 18, 2011

 

orange "dream" bracelet

Why Is It So Difficult To Remember Our Dreams?

Lots of studies show dreaming is part of our natural brain activity. So, why can't we remember what happens in our dreams?

November 3, 2010

 

Close up picture of Caulerpa lentillifera

Caulerpa: The Fascinating Single-Celled Organism

Do you remember studying single-cell organisms under the microscope? They may have seemed like boring blobs... but, they are nothing compared to Caulerpa!

October 26, 2010

 

An xray of a person's mouth

The Evolution And Science Behind Wisdom Teeth

Why do humans have wisdom teeth? What is so wise about them?

October 22, 2010

 

A profile of a leopard hiding in the grass

Why The Leopard Got Its Spots

Leopards are famous for having a spotted coat. What's cool is that there is science involved with their coat markings and patterns.

October 2, 2010

 

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What’s Red, Grey, Scaly And Has Feathers?

This description sure doesn't sound like the penguin we know today, but it is actually one of its great ancestors!

July 26, 2010

 

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The Evolution Of Cooking And The Human Brain

When did humans first begin to cook their food? How have we adapted to the dietary change?

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