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Archive for December 2018

December 3, 2018


Discovered on Facebook: The Magnificent Sundew

Nature photos uploaded to Facebook lead to the discovery of a new plant species.

December 4, 2018


How Do Spiders Fly?

Scientists are studying how spiders do the behavior known as, “ballooning.” Ballooning is when spiders, using their silk, fly in the air.

December 5, 2018


Meet The Strange And Fascinating Dementor Wasp

Dementor wasps were named after the infamous creatures in the Harry Potter series.

December 6, 2018


Warm-Blooded Opahs

Opahs, the only warm blooded fish species, are cold-blooded killers.

December 7, 2018


Your Eye Movements And Your Personality

Scientists have been able to find meaningful correlations between eye movement patterns and some major parameters of personality that have been identified by psychologists, like neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness, and conscientiousness.

December 10, 2018


The Heat is On For Painted Turtles

Temperature determines the sex of painted turtle hatchlings, and climate change is tipping the balance to an all-female future.

December 11, 2018


Zebra Finches Categorize Color

Zebra finches perceive a boundary between the colors of orange and red.

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