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Archive for October 2018

October 1, 2018

 

How Nitrous Oxide Got Its Nickname

Humphry Davy gave nitrous oxide its nickname, laughing gas, after inhaling it while acting as both scientist and test subject.

October 2, 2018

 

3D Printing Corneas

Recently, scientists figured out how to 3D print corneas.

October 3, 2018

 

Octopuses Are Smart

Octopuses have a complex genome that is nearly the size of the human genome.

October 4, 2018

 

Can Meditation Lessen The Impact Of Loneliness?

It's no surprise that being lonely can lead to depression and other health problems. But what else do researchers know?

October 5, 2018

 

How Humans Got Big Brains

The human brain is seven times larger than expected for our body size.

October 8, 2018

 

How To Find A Tasty Tomato

Scientists have found another reason why modern tomatoes have little or no taste. It's in their genes.

October 9, 2018

 

Lodgepole Pine Trees Love Forest Fires

To humans, wildfires are often scary and dangerous. If you were a lodgepole pine cone, though, you would be eagerly awaiting the blazing heat of those flames!

October 10, 2018

 

Birds That Run On Water

Unlike other animals that can run and walk on water, these birds who can do it are much heavier.

October 11, 2018

 

The All Blood Diet

Blood isn’t that nourishing which is why it’s astonishing that vampire bats ingest it.

October 12, 2018

 

Why Don’t Chimpanzees Get Cancer?

Why are diseases like cancer so common in humans but so rare in chimps?

October 15, 2018

 

What Is A Butterwort?

This merciless carnivore traps, and then slowly saps the life out of its prey. And despite having a maximum length of 30 cm, it’s a prodigious killer.

October 16, 2018

 

Plants Listen To Their Relatives

Plants communicate with each other, but keep it close to home.

October 14, 2018

 

Fangday Reads

Knowledge is stronger than memory! So, read some of our best posts about vampires.

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