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February 15, 2012

 

a rabbit sits still, hiding from a predator

Freeze!

Ever been so scared that you can't move? Well freezing is actually an effective defense mechanism!

April 3, 2009

 

Playful cat lying down

That Funny, Deadly Game Cats Play

Before giving an answer, let's think for a second about the kind of thing we can learn even from so commonplace an event.

November 20, 2007

 

Red Fox with Cub

What Is a Species?

A species is the most basic unit of classification for all organisms that live, or have ever lived, on Earth.

November 7, 2007

 

Young Echidna

Those Mystifying Mammals, the Monotremes

Have you heard that the long-beaked echidna, which scientists thought was extinct, has been found again in New Guinea? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

August 29, 2007

 

Sumatran orangutan at zoo

Walking Upright, in Trees

Learn about the differences between apes and humans on this Moment of Science.

July 3, 2007

 

Tropical fruit stand

Where “Yum” Comes From

Our love of sweetness is written directly into our genes. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 26, 2005

 

I Forget Genie

There’s something really funny about dreams. Well, okay, there are a lot of funny things about dreams. Even though we all can remember certain kinds of dreams, it’s curious just how hard it is to remember your dreams in general. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

February 5, 2004

 

Snake Vision

True or False? Snakes have heat-vision that allows them to catch their dinners in the dark. Find out on this Moment of Science.

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