Where in the world are there bees that couldn't care less about flowers, but sure love to sink their mouths into dead animal carcasses?
A boring diet might be a way to loose weight? "Variety in Diet" on this Moment of Science.
Ever wonder how they determine how many calories are in food?
Fraternal is when two different eggs are fertilized by two separate sperm. And even though fraternal twins can look very much alike, on average they only share fifty percent of their genes, the same as any other siblings.
On this Moment of Science we talk about the complications of genetically modified plants and weeds.
Why can’t leaves change colors, stay on their trees, and change back to green again when spring comes?
The answer is diet. Those species with the most elaborate plumage also have the most diverse and reliable diet: a variety of insects, and fruits rich in complex nutrients. With this reliable food supply, females can raise the hatchlings without help from the males.
You’re probably wondering how that can be when vitamin pills are synthetic, and boiled spinach is all natural. Well, when it comes to vitamins, synthetic doesn’t mean inferior. Even pills touted as all-natural contain some synthetics–otherwise they’d be the size of golf balls.
Learn about the love-relationship between salmon and riparian vegetation on this Moment of Science.
The nutritious skin is where a lot of the vitamins are. Important nutrients such as fiber, calcium, iron, and vitamin C are found in the skin. However, you probably didn’t know that potato skins contain poison.