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Archive for August 2018

August 1, 2018


Apple Pie Science

Rolling out the crust, making the filing, baking the completed pie: there’s science to all the parts of the pie-making process.

August 2, 2018


The Sea Animals That Can Live Thousands Of Years

One sea sponge was estimated to have lived 11,000 years.

August 3, 2018


Batesian Mimicry

Let's discuss a phenomenon known as batesian mimicry and its contribution to the development of evolutionary theory.

August 6, 2018


Batesian Mimicry In Snakes

There are many cases in which animals and plants resemble each other. Whether these resemblances are cases of mimicry, and evidence of natural selection, is not so easy to tell, but a number of studies do offer strong evidence of just that.

August 7, 2018


How Fountain Pens Work

Fountain pens use four components to get ink to flow.

August 8, 2018


Read To Your Baby

Children who are read to regularly have increased developmental benefits.

August 9, 2018


Bird Incubation Calls

Zebra Finches only produce incubation calls within 5 days of their eggs’ hatching and when the temperature rises above 78 degrees Fahrenheit.

August 10, 2018


Your Airplane Ride Probably Didn’t Make You Sick

A recent study found that airplane seat belt buckles, bathroom door handles, tray tables, and other hard surfaces

August 13, 2018


The Case of the Flying Manhole Cover

Say you're walking down a city street, minding your own business, when you approach a manhole...

August 14, 2018


Anxiety Can Impact How You Understand Facial Expressions

For some people with anxiety, they tend to locate fear even when it’s absent.

August 15, 2018


Mice Songs

Alston’s singing mice sing songs that humans can hear, and that can last up to 20 seconds.

August 16, 2018


How Flamingos Get Those Pink Feathers

For some birds, their coloring depends on their diets.

August 17, 2018


Hidden Black Holes

Galaxies such as ours probably host several black holes. Not only that, but some of these black holes likely wander around the galaxies’ edges.

August 12, 2018


The Mendocino Complex: Climate Change, Wildfires, And Ecosystems

We look at why there’s an increasing number of “biggest ever wildfires” and how climate change is affecting California’s fire seasons.

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