Cats are finicky eaters, sure, but did I mention that this is one heck of a good piece of cake? What's the cat's problem?
Can you imagine lasting an entire month without sleep? Believe it or not, newborn dolphins and killer whales have been observed to do just that. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
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.
As you know, bats are the only flying mammals, and, as their bodies became increasingly specialized for flight over the course of evolution, most species lost the ability to walk. Only a couple of exceptions are known, including a species of bat that lives in New Zealand and the common vampire bat of South and Central America. While other bats can only shuffle, these bats use their wings as forelimbs, so they can walk around like any other four-legged animals. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Scratch a friendly cat behind the ears and she’s likely to reward you with a deep purring. Have you ever wondered exactly how a cat makes this noise, and why a cat would want to do so in the first place? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Can animals grow infinitely big in the right conditions? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Nestled in your brain is a biological clock that matches the 24 hour clock of a day. However, they may be another clock. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
A wise old owl lived in an oak.The more he saw the less he spoke.The less he spoke the more he heard. Are owls really that wise? Find out on Moment of Science.
Learn about fruit flies and how their taste receptors on this Moment of Science.
Do fish have olfactory senses? How do they smell without a "nose?" Find out on this Moment of Science.