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October 19, 2016


On the left side of the screen, a large spider plant. The camera angle is as if someone is looking directly down at the long, green leaves. Next to it is a jar with a much smaller version of the plant growing.

Plants in Motion

Is your houseplant moving or is that just an optical illusion?

August 12, 2016


Computer model of an estrogen receptor protein

Male Lactation: Fact or Fiction?

Male lactation: Fact of fiction? That's the question on today's Moment of Science.

July 22, 2016


rats huddling

How Humans Are Like Rats

Anyone ever call you a dirty rat? Well maybe they weren't that far off.

December 8, 2014


Orca emerges from Arctic waters

The Better to Hear You

From bats to whales, echolocation helps certain mammals navigate environments with limited visibility using reflected sounds.

April 14, 2014


A reddish horse with a flowing blonde mane stands in the snow

Warming And Mammalian Dwarfism

55 million years ago, as the Earth heated up, many mammal species got smaller. Could the same thing happen again with human-induced global climate change?

January 29, 2014


A dinosaur replica in front of some cactus plants

Walking And Breathing

Lizards don't really breathe and walk at the same time. Does this mean that dinosaurs couldn't either?

November 22, 2013


A bee clings to a twig with it's mouth, and appears to be resting.

Do Bugs Sleep?

Sorry BUGS, your brain isn't equipped for REM sleep, or any sleep for that matter.

August 27, 2013


black cat close up with green eyes

Killer Cats: Cats Kill Up To 3.7 Billion Birds Each Year

As a cat owner and cat lover I can't help but be a little defensive. And I wonder: don't other pets kills wild animals, too?

August 5, 2013


dolphin jumping in the water

Marine Animals Have Interesting Sleeping Habits

Marine mammals don't sleep for a solid 8 hours a night, the way we do.

August 1, 2013


cat staring at the camera on a pink blanket

What Is The Difference Between Hair And Fur?

The main difference between hair and fur is where it grows, not what it's made of.

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