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Posts tagged penguins

July 8, 2015


penguin eating fish

Tasteless Penguins  

Due to cold temperatures, penguins have lost the majority of their taste receptors.

November 4, 2014


two penguins navigate an icy landscape

Penguin Buddy System

Two heads are better than one for disoriented orphan penguins trying to find their way back home.

August 19, 2013


penguins walking around the snow

Climate Change May Actually Help Penguins

Is it possible that some animals actually benefit from climate change?

April 12, 2012



Bare Feet: Why So Warm

What keeps penguin's feet from freezing? Penguins' feet don't freeze because of the blood circulating in them.

June 3, 2011


Young penguins pose for the camera

To Keep Warm, Penguins Do The Wave

By synchronizing movements and huddling with one another, Emperor penguins can stay warm in the coldest place on Earth.

October 2, 2010



What’s Red, Grey, Scaly And Has Feathers?

This description sure doesn't sound like the penguin we know today, but it is actually one of its great ancestors!

September 17, 2010


penguin in profile

Decline In Penguin Population Linked To Human Activity

Penguins are being harmed by the changes to the environment.

August 7, 2007


Adelie penguins on shore


Ever wonder what penguins do all day? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 2, 2006


Grounded, with Wings

How's it feel to be grounded with wings? Find out on this Moment of Science.

November 23, 2004


Walking on Penguin Eggshells

For penguins, laying eggs can be one dangerous job. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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