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August 17, 2015


basket of naturally colored eggs

How Eggs Get Their Color  

The color of eggshells helps mothers identify their own kind and/or camouflage them with their environment.

April 24, 2015


lips coated in lipgloss

Why Lips Go Dry

Lips are made of very sensitive tissue and, because we use our mouths constantly, are over-exposed to harsh environmental factors.

January 26, 2015


chameleon on branch


Chameleons are nature's mood ring; their color reflects how they're feeling.

November 20, 2012


red tomato on green vine

How To Find A Tasty Tomato

Scientists have found another reason why modern tomatoes have little or no taste. It's in their genes.

October 4, 2010


pink leaves on a black background

What Makes Some Year’s Leaf Displays Better Than Others?

What makes some fall leaf displays so gorgeous? Learn what changes leaf colors.

January 31, 2006



No Sweat for Hippos

It waddles around, covers itself with mud, and eats plants. Bor-ing. However, hippos are a lot cooler than we normally allow. In fact, hippos never sweat.

September 27, 2003


Those Autumn Reds Are Really Sunscreen?

Do red, fall leaves act as a sunscreen? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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