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Posts tagged lifespan

December 8, 2008

 

Two dogs running through water

Man’s Best Friend—in All Shapes and Sizes

Isn't it amazing that dog breeds like the Chihuahua and the Great Dane can vary so much in size, yet be the same species?

November 28, 2008

 

Ambilobe Panther Chameleon

Short-Lived Chameleons

Tortoises can live beyond 100 years, and whales and elephants also have long lives. What's the shortest-lived tetrapod (four-limbed creature with a backbone)?

November 30, 2006

 

a cat leaps up to  trap a bird

Where Have All the Dead Birds Gone?

Besides after hearing a thud on your newly cleaned window, have you ever found a dead bird in your lawn? Why is it so unusual?

August 1, 2006

 

microscope image of telomere caps

The Problem with Telomeres

Why do we age? Science didn't really start investigating that question until the 1960's.

December 2, 2004

 

Methuselah Insect

What insect has the longest life span of them all? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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