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November 11, 2015


birds migrating

Digestion and Migration

During migration, birds' digestive system partially shuts down to conserve energy for flight.

July 8, 2015


penguin eating fish

Tasteless Penguins  

Due to cold temperatures, penguins have lost the majority of their taste receptors.

July 2, 2015


gou teng plant

Ancient Medicine for Parkinson’s Disease     

Ancient Eastern herb, gou teng, may be the best way to treat Parkinson's Disease.

May 15, 2015


Thanksgiving turkey


Tryptophan's sleepy effect is maximized by foods heavy in carbs.

December 12, 2014


polar bear mother and pup

How Do Polar Bears Drink?

Polar bears have evolved so that they don't need to drink liquid water.

October 10, 2014


iron dumbbells

The Battle Over Iron

Iron can be used by our body for good or bad, depending on which cells get a hold of it.

August 8, 2014


crops in a severe drought

More CO2, Less Protein

Climate change may not only devastate food crops, but also diminish plants' nutritional value.

August 1, 2014


A computer hard drive

Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's, a brain disorder associated with memory loss, is caused when plaque accumulates on neurons, killing the cells off and causing brain shrinkage.

February 24, 2014


Close-up of a brown grasshopper's face

Beetles, It’s What’s For Dinner!

While it's something of a taboo for folks in the U.S., eating insects instead of conventional meat might not be such a bad idea.

September 18, 2013


meat in the grocer's freezer

What Makes Meat “Tender?”

Today's A Moment of Science asks, what makes meat "tender"?

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