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Posts tagged zoology

January 17, 2014

 

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How Whales Dive Deep

How is it that whales are able to withstand the extreme pressures of the ocean's depths?

September 24, 2012

 

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Yak The Yuk

How can dogs eat anything from homework to food wrappers and still be ok?

August 13, 2012

 

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The Bare Necessities Of Bears

We can all hum the song from the "Jungle Book", but what really are the bare necessities for a big bear?

June 5, 2012

 

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Sleeping With One Eye Open

Find out why some birds really do keep one eye open and how they do it.

May 15, 2012

 

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Red Tides

You may know that red tides have something to do with the ocean turning red near beaches, but you probably don't know what this means or why it's important.

May 10, 2012

 

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Chattering Chimps

We talk to our house pets all the time, but wouldn't it be great if your cat could answer you in English?

April 12, 2012

 

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Bare Feet: Why So Warm

What keeps penguin's feet from freezing? Penguins' feet don't freeze because of the blood circulating in them.

February 15, 2012

 

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Freeze!

Ever been so scared that you can't move? Well freezing is actually an effective defense mechanism!

January 23, 2012

 

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A Cat “Flips Out”

Do cats' movements when they play with toys reflect how they would hunt in the wild?

January 20, 2012

 

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Look Behind Your Ears

Some species use their ears not just for hearing, but for communicating as well.

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