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February 26, 2014

 

A group of bighorn sheep stand in the snowy mountains

Banging Heads!

While we humans get concussions pretty easily, bighorn sheep slam their heads into each other all the time without ill affects. How is this possible?

June 29, 2007

 

Wild Turkey On The Grass

Females Prefer Long Snoods

Male humans try and attract potential mates by your pectorals, the stretch of your Ferrari, and the mass of your bank account, but Turkeys like long snoods...

July 14, 2005

 

How Does a Cowbird Know It’s a Cowbird?

Brown-headed cowbirds are robin-sized black birds whose range covers most of North America. From a people’s point of view cowbirds are what we might call deadbeat parents. Cowbirds lay their eggs in the nests of other bird species, and the cowbird nestlings are raised by the foster parents. Since the cowbirds spend their formative months with birds of an entirely different species which has separate habits, songs, etc., how does a cowbird know it’s a cowbird? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 3, 2005

 

Greatest Whale Hits

Have you ever heard whales moan and make noise in the sea? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 31, 2005

 

Humming Fish

Have you heard of humming fish? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Exotic fish swim around a coral reef

Do Fish Have Memories?

Do fish actually have a working memory? Recent experiments show that fish can in fact remember things for several days.

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