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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.

September 25, 2008

 

robin

How Do Robins And Other Birds Find Worms?

The early bird catches the worm. But, how do Robins find worms?

June 5, 2008

 

Brussel Sprouts just haravested

Aphids and Brussels Sprouts

The very bottom of the food chain is changing and can have far-reaching consequences for the rest of us. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

April 21, 2008

 

Baby seal posing on beach

Ringed Seals and Global Warming

You've probably heard that global warming in the Arctic is killing off polar bears by shrinking their habitat, but are other arctic animals suffering, too?

May 22, 2006

 

assassin_bug

Assassin Bugs

Though most true bugs eat plant sap, some feed on animals. One such true bug is the assassin bug, which feeds on fellow insects.

March 21, 2006

 

a hirtella plant stem and leaves

Trap-building Ants

Many studies are done on ant behavior, but these amazing Amazonian ants are especially tricky.

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