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October 23, 2013

 

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Cheetahs Cut from the Same Cloth

Though some of the oldest surviving felines, cheetahs have the genetic diversity equivalent to identical twins.

October 15, 2013

 

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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.

April 25, 2013

 

Colorado mountains

What Causes Altitude Sickness?

Many indigenous people live in areas of low oxygen concentration with few adverse effects. The big question is, how do they survive?

February 25, 2013

 

person's profile with mouth open eating a cow

The FDA Is Restricting Antibiotic Use In Livestock

The trouble is, when antibiotics are used in small amounts over long periods of time, drug resistant super bugs can develop.

December 28, 2012

 

bison eating in a field of grass

How Did Animals Survive The Ice Age?

How did animals respond to the ice age? Ancient bison preserved in the Canadian arctic have given scientists a clue.

December 17, 2012

 

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Why Humans (Not Chimps) Get Cancer

Why are diseases like cancer so common in humans but so rare in chimps?

November 20, 2012

 

red tomato on green vine

How To Find A Tasty Tomato

Scientists have found another reason why modern tomatoes have little or no taste. It's in their genes.

September 27, 2012

 

dna on a board

Trading DNA Happens In Nature

Wouldn't it be great if we could trade genes with other species?

September 13, 2012

 

cavemen evolving in black and white image

Depression May Have An Evolutionary Benefit

Depression may have an evolutionary benefit. It may improve one's chances of fighting off infection.

August 9, 2012

 

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Bees Have Different Jobs According To Their Age

A team of scientists wondering if some bees might be natural risk takers decided to put that question to the test.

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