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October 22, 2010

 

A profile of a leopard hiding in the grass

Why The Leopard Got Its Spots

Leopards are famous for having a spotted coat. What's cool is that there is science involved with their coat markings and patterns.

January 14, 2010

 

A puppy lying down, asleep.

Why Dogs Turn In Circles Before Lying Down

Almost all domestic and wild dogs show this behavior as they prepare to curl up and lie down, but there have been almost no experiments to find out why.

March 6, 2009

 

Hot, melted tar on blacktop

Baseball, Tar, and the Scientific Method

One of the fundamental ideas of scientific thinking can be summed up in the phrase: "Correlation does not imply causation." That can be very confusing.

March 17, 2005

 

Almost Identical Twins

Though it’s true that identical twins have the same DNA, that doesn’t mean that there’s no way to tell them apart. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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