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May 5, 2014

 

An alligator lays in flowers and grass with mouth open wide.

Alligator And Crocodile Tools

Reptiles often get a bad rap for their supposed dim wits. As it turns out, though, they're actually pretty darn clever.

September 30, 2011

 

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A Hearing Test for Moths

Despite the fact that they don't communicate through sound, some moths have ears. Find out why on this Moment of Science.

August 4, 2011

 

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Bladderworts Trap Caught On Camera

High speed cameras are giving scientists their first look at how the bladder traps function.

July 6, 2011

 

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Spiders Recycling

What if a nice, protein-rich insect doesn't get trapped in the web every day? What's a hungry orb-weaver to do?

June 4, 2010

 

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Why Do Snakes Have Forked Tongues?

Why are snake's tongues shaped the way they are?

June 3, 2010

 

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A Snake’s 6th Sense: The Vomeronasal System

Sometimes it seems like snakes have a sixth sense. You may call their "sixth sense" the vomeronasal system.

October 21, 2009

 

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How Dogs Eat

Why do dogs seem to gulp down any and all food put in front of them?

September 21, 2009

 

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The Hammerhead’s Hammerhead

These unique sharks have heads resembling flattened, T shaped hammers. But how would such a weird head evolve?

August 24, 2009

 

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Rare And Unusual River Dolphins

Contrary to popular belief, some dolphins find habitat in river waters.

May 8, 2009

 

Polar bear family with cub

How Polar Bears Keep Their Cool

Thanks to its thick coat of fur, its tough hide, and a four inch layer of blubber, a polar bear is extremely well insulated.

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