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February 9, 2018


An image of DNA and RNA

DNA Photographed

In 1962, a biologist photographed DNA copying itself.

February 8, 2018


A small fire on a meadow

Sound Can Put Out Fires

There are small hand-held units that can put out smaller fires by using sound rather than chemicals.

February 7, 2018


elephant family on the move

Older Means Wiser for Elephants

Elephant matriarchs pinpoint predators by ear.

February 6, 2018


a shrew

Incredible Shrinking Shrew Skulls

A recent study showed that shrews' heads could shrink up to 20 percent in the winter.

February 5, 2018


scrub jay transporting a peanut in its beak

Suspicious Birds

Scrub jays regularly steal each others' food and treat each other with suspicion as a result.

February 2, 2018


a small scale aquaponics set up


Aquaponics is a type of farming that emphasizes the conservation of water.

February 1, 2018


a group of children in a government office

Spare The Rod And Improve Academic Performance

A recent study found all forms of physical punishment negatively impacted children.

January 31, 2018


clear ice in a glass on a yellow and blue background.

The Secret To Making Clear Ice Cubes

Do your ice cubes always come out cloudy with bubbles in the center? Here's how to fix that.

January 30, 2018


From the source:

Frozen Water On Mars, Flowing Water On Mars

A climate model of early Mars explains how water could've flowed despite freezing temperatures.

January 29, 2018


a chimpanzee skeleton, a human skeleton, and neanderthal skeleton

How We Got Teeth And Bones

If our ancestors hadn't evolved the ability to form bones, we might be shapeless piles of goo.

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