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April 14, 2011

 

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Cuckoos Could Win A “Worst Parents” Award

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

March 18, 2011

 

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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

 

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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

 

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The Evolution And Science Behind Wisdom Teeth

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

October 22, 2010

 

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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?

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

 

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From Fins To Feet

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

May 25, 2010

 

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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?

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