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September 24, 2015


hummingbird hovers midair

Nature’s Helicopters

Hummingbirds appear to hover effortlessly midair. Here's how they create the illusion of floating in the sky:

September 10, 2015



Flowers Choose the Best Pollinators    

In solving the pollination mystery surrounding Heliconia tortuosa, scientists made an important discovery about plant evolution.

August 7, 2015


hummingbird and feeder

Shopping and Hummingbirds   

Humans and hummingbirds will switch to a second brand only when presented with a third.

December 1, 2005



Did you know that many small animals that stay in cold environments during the winter go into a brief daily hibernation-like state? Scientists call it torpor. Torpor allows the animals to lower their body temperatures greatly, and their breathing and heart rate are so slow you can barely tell they’re alive. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 29, 2003


Nature’s Helicopters

Learn about one of nature's coolest animals of all time on this Moment of Science: "Nature's Helicopter".

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