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Archive for February 2019

February 1, 2019


How Flies Perceive Time

Flies are able to evade humans so easily because their eyes process light differently.

February 4, 2019


Ringing In The Ears

Widespread headphone use is causing a rise in tinnitus, or ringing in the ears.

February 5, 2019


Working Against Gravity

Earth’s gravitational field is always pulling us toward the center of the Earth.

February 6, 2019


Magnetic Salmon

Salmon migration patterns have changed with the earth’s shifting geomagnetic fields.

February 7, 2019


The Secret Life Of The Dodo

Recent research sheds new light on the obscure life of the dodo.

February 8, 2019


Adapting To Climate Change

Drummond’s rockcress may be uniquely adaptable to a warming planet.

February 11, 2019


Latin Improves Linguistic Ability

Studying Latin can help students learn modern languages like English.

February 12, 2019


The Temperature of Rubbing Alcohol

The chemical makeup of rubbing alcohol allows it to evaporate more quickly than other liquids.

February 13, 2019


Eating Jellyfish

New research has revealed a surprising number of jellyfish predators.

February 14, 2019


A Gut Feeling

The human brain can communicate with the gut more rapidly than previously thought.

February 15, 2019


Mystery Particles

Newly discovered subatomic particles don’t fit into the Standard Model of contemporary Physics.

February 9, 2019


The World Inside Your Mouth

There are ten times as many microbes living in the average healthy adult as there are cells in the human body. A new area of scientific inquiry has emerged around the study of these microbes, which are known collectively as the human microbiome. In healthy people, microbes peacefully coexist with the body. When the microbiome […]

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