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January 16, 2014

 

An outdoor basketball hoop at sunset

Evolving Height

How tall you are seems to be as much about nurture as it is about nature.

September 3, 2012

 

zebra fish's face

Fear Smells Like Sugar

Fear smells like sugar. At least that's the case for zebra fish.

November 16, 2011

 

flash

Flash!

Are you familiar with the study done by Wolfgang Miltner at Friedrich Schiller University in Germany?

July 5, 2011

 

gnats swarming

How To Meet An Eligible Gnat

Have you ever walked into a swarm of insects and then found yourself unable to shake the swarm? Learn why these little buggers are so hard to escape.

September 23, 2009

 

Two blackcap birds pirching on a tree branch.

Blackcaps Change Their Migration Patterns…But Why?

Unlike their ancestors, current birds of Britain aren't flying south for the winter. How are they surviving the colder months?

December 27, 2005

 

Computer Science and Women

When you hear the term, computer geek, what image immediately pops into mind? Is the geek in your mind’s eye a woman? Probably not. There’s a reason the stereotype of the computer geek is almost always depicted as male. Around the world, significantly more men than women work in computer science. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Here, Boy!

Point at a ball and a dog will look at the ball, whereas a cat will probably look at your hand. Dogs seem to have a ready understanding of how human beings direct attention by pointing, and can follow our gestures almost as if they thought the same way we do. Of course, dogs probably [...]

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