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Megan Giddings

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April 20, 2018

 

Change Blindness

If you've ever struggled at noticing small details, it might be an inheritance from your ancient ancestors.

April 19, 2018

 

Preparing For Earth Day

The 2018 Earth Day Theme is getting rid of plastic pollution. On Earth Day, we’ll be running a blog post specifically about plastic pollution in the oceans that has advocacy and conservation tips, as well as an expiation about what “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” is. If you want to read and think about pollution […]

April 19, 2018

 

Touched By A Bacterium

Scientists from Indiana University found that bacterium have a sense of touch.

April 18, 2018

 

Can Plants Learn?

It might sound like science fiction, but a recent study found evidence that plants can learn.

April 17, 2018

 

Polarized Lake Light

Sometimes, under the right circumstances, you'll see a mysterious dark patch in an otherwise wonderfully reflective lake. Why?

April 13, 2018

 

Finding A Positive Way To Discourage Substance Abuse

The usual tactics of anti-drug messaging—focus on the negative effects—are much less effective than using positive messages about sober lifestyles.

April 12, 2018

 

Graphene: The Hair Dye Of The Future?

Recently, scientists at Northwestern University have found a way to change hair dye by using graphene. Graphene, according to Phys.org is: “… a two-dimensional material composed of a single layer of carbon atoms.” It’s an allotrope for carbon that was discovered in 2004. Alltrope is a word used to describe the multiple physical forms an […]

April 12, 2018

 

You May Have Eaten An Animal With 200 Eyes

A common saltwater clam, known as a scallop, has 200 eyes.

April 10, 2018

 

Rational Thinking In Animals

Scientists are studying how animals think and perceive the world around them.

April 9, 2018

 

The United States Has A Pet Obesity Problem

More than fifty percent of pet dogs and almost sixty percent of pet cats are obese.

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