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The fish whose blood isn't red

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Blood is often associated with the color red, but that isn't true for all species. Learn about the special case of fish in the Antarctic.

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You shouldn't pet that honey badger

A mother honey badger carries her young baby in her mouth through a field

Honey badgers might look like friendly mammals, but they're among the fiercest animals on the planet.

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Waking up and feeling tired

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Do you ever wake up and feel groggy and slow? You're probably experiencing sleep inertia.

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The millipede that really does have one thousand feet

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Millipedes have many feet, but none until now have truly lived up to their name. Researchers in 2021 have found a true millipede in Western Australia.

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How animals use chromatophores in coloration

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Color is everywhere in the animal kingdom and plays an important role in several behaviors. Learn about the details behind these beautiful displays with today's A Moment of Science!

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Surprising Science: How Fungi Can Help Conquer The Final Frontier

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Today's Surprising Science looks at the emerging field of astromycology and how fungi might just hold the key to our space exploration efforts.

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Surprising Science: Bacteria Working As Art Restorers

Carlo Bononi’s Incoronazione della Virgine

Our last Surprising Science took us out of this world to learn more about how scientists determine potentially habitable planets. Today, we’re back on Earth to look at how some of our smallest life forms are impacting the art world.

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The Traveling Lazarus Lizard

A lazarus lizard sitting on a rock

How does introducing a new species impact an environment? The unique case of the Lazarus lizard shows there's more than one possible outcome.

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Surprising Science: Geology In Space

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Scientific breakthroughs can come from some surprising sources. Today's episode of Surprising Science looks at how different branches can create breakthroughs in other fields.

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Surprising Science: How The Film "Frozen" Helped Solve A Cold Case

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Scientific breakthroughs can come from surprising sources. In the second installment of this series, we look at another recent example of this.

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