Give Now

A Moment of Science

Posts tagged zoology

December 9, 2016

 

A tabby cat lies on its back inside a cardboard box

Ah, There’s the Rub

Anyone who owns a cat is familiar with the head-bumping way they greet you, but what does this behavior mean?

November 24, 2016

 

Fully Spread Peacock

Runaway Tail!

One common misconception people have regarding evolution is that the gradual changing of physical forms always benefits the species in question.

January 17, 2014

 

as;ldkfja;lsjkdf;laskdjf

How Whales Dive Deep

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

September 24, 2012

 

a labrador leaning over a toilet

Yak The Yuk

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

August 13, 2012

 

a sun bear sitting in a tree

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

 

two ducks sleeping in the grass with one eye open

Sleeping With One Eye Open

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

May 15, 2012

 

Possibly poisonous red tide

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

 

a chimp sits with his arm outstretched as if reciting Hamlet

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

 

penguin_feet

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

 

a rabbit sits still, hiding from a predator

Freeze!

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

Next Page »

Stay Connected

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from A Moment of Science:

Support for Indiana Public Media Comes From

About A Moment of Science

Search A Moment of Science