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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



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



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?

July 8, 2010


Yaks rest on their way to Mount Everest.

Tibetans Hold Record For Evolutionary Speed

Tibetans can now not only lay claim to the tallest mountain peak in the world, but also to having the fastest-evolving gene in the human race.

June 24, 2010



From Fins To Feet

Scientists are connecting the dots in the evolutionary journey from sea to soil.

May 25, 2010



Why Do We Have 10 Fingers And 10 Toes?

Why not 5 or 15? Why is 10 the magic number when it comes to fingers and toes?

April 6, 2010



Which Whale Came First, Meat-Eating Or Plant-Eating One?

Scientists have always struggled with this riddle...however, new research is giving some clues to the answer.

March 26, 2010



How Do Antibodies Fight AIDS?

How do antibodies work to fight off diseases like AIDS?

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