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June 4, 2010



Why Do Snakes Have Forked Tongues?

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

June 3, 2010



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


puppies eating

How Dogs Eat

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

September 21, 2009


Hammerhead shark in aquarium

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


A river dolphin out of water

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.

May 6, 2009


Ringed Sacoglossan sitting at ocean bottom

Sea Slugs That Really Are What They Eat!

In some species, up to half the sugar produced by the captive chloroplasts is passed to the sea slug.

April 3, 2009


Playful cat lying down

That Funny, Deadly Game Cats Play

Before giving an answer, let's think for a second about the kind of thing we can learn even from so commonplace an event.

March 16, 2009


Two bottlenose dolphins posing

Dolphin Whistles

Dolphins have evolved to live in an aquatic environment, and like bats, they can use sonar to locate prey by emitting different frequencies of sounds.

January 30, 2009


Surfacing humpback whale

How Whales Fish

The humpback whale uses a special strategy to hunt fishy prey. Almost like human fishermen the whales use a fisher net built of air bubbles instead of rope.

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