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June 23, 2015


scorpion in sand

Losing Your Tail and Saving Your Genes 

When their butts are on the line, scorpions sacrifice the holiest of holies in order to survive.

February 26, 2013


golden spiny mice

Tissue Regeneration In The African Spiny Mouse

Today's A Moment of Science is about a creature who lends a whole new meaning to the phrase.

December 26, 2011


woodpecker sitting on a statue

How Do Woodpeckers Avoid Headaches?

The woodpecker's tail and feet are designed to make pecking easier.

May 11, 2011



Alpha Tail

If you own more than one cat, you may already be aware that domestic cats have a very developed sense of pecking-order.

January 5, 2011


Opossum playing possum

Why Do Opossums Hang Upside Down By Their Tails?

Are Opossums related to rats? Why do they enter a comatose like state?

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