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Posts tagged survival

September 1, 2014

 

tomato plant sprouts

Dormant Seeds

Some seeds lie dormant as a survival technique: they wait until weather conditions are optimal to make their big debut.

February 14, 2014

 

A tabby cat walking through a yard

Humpty Dumpty Wasn’t A Cat

You may have seen a cat fall from a tree or high rooftop. Ever wonder how felines can survive such great falls?

December 16, 2013

 

A closeup of a roach

Another One For The Roaches

Despite your best chemical defenses, cockroaches are evolving to bug you even more.

October 30, 2013

 

Boy surrounds by memo notes shudders to think.

Forgetfulness to the Rescue

Losing the ability to form memories can free up the brain to focus on survival.

September 9, 2013

 

goldfish in a tank

Eating Offspring

How can parents eat their offspring?

January 17, 2011

 

bushtit bird

Bird Hormones Mirror Life Strategies

Is there a physiological mechanism that helps regulate life strategies?

December 3, 2010

 

two siamese fighting fish prepare to fight

Siamese Fighting Fish Are Keeping Score

Why are so many fish gathering to watch other fish fight?

July 30, 2010

 

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Why Isn’t Cannibalism More Popular?

Have you ever wondered why cannibalism wasn't more popular?

January 19, 2010

 

A caterpillar dangling from a plant.

Blood Is Thicker Than Water

On this Moment of Science, we'll learn how the phrase "blood is thicker than water," applies to the natural world.

January 19, 2009

 

Baby elephant with mother

Elephant Memory

A study on elephant memory shows that having a strong memory helps elephants survive in the wild.

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