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April 11, 2006

 

phytoplankton

Vertical Migration

Imagine if the only way for you to eat were to trek 25 miles on foot to a restaurant and then trek all the way back home afterward.

April 10, 2006

 

porcupine

Porcupine Quills

Are porcupine quills poisonous? Well no, let's start with the basics...

January 2, 2006

 

Grounded, with Wings

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

December 7, 2005

 

hibernating bats hanging from a tree

It’s a Bat’s Life

Who wants real bats in their house? Well, if bats could talk, they might say the feeling is mutual.

December 2, 2005

 

Sleepless in Dolphintown

Can you imagine lasting an entire month without sleep? Believe it or not, newborn dolphins and killer whales have been observed to do just that. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 22, 2005

 

Hagfish Slime

Our planet is inhabited by a host of strange and remarkable creatures, but few as strange or remarkable, if you ask me, as hagfish. Hagfish are eel-like fish about a foot long. They have a small mouth that lacks jaws and teeth. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 15, 2005

 

Don’t Touch That Fawn

We’ve all had a moment in our childhood when we came across an abandoned baby animal, and felt the need to care for the little creature. However, before you denigrate other species’ parenting, let alone actively interfere with it, you should know that it’s rarely the case that the baby animals you run across have actually been abandoned. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 20, 2005

 

Sharks in Decline

Many shark species in the northwestern Atlantic have declined by more than half in just the last 8-15 years. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

February 24, 2005

 

Jamaican Click Beetle

Do you know anything about the Jamaican click beetle? It’s a bioluminescent insect and it’s belly glows orange. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

February 17, 2005

 

Safe Sex for Moths

Certain species of male moths use toxins to protect themselves during sex. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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