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January 24, 2018


a humpback whale

How Do Whales Learn Their Songs?

Whales learn their songs in ways similar to how humans learn languages.

January 23, 2018


a soap bubble with a reflection in it

Soap Bubbles and Butterflies

If you have some dish soap, a mug, and a bright light, we have a science experiment for you to try.

January 22, 2018


2 seahorse touching in an aquarium

Seahorse Dreams        

Small seahorse and large seahorse pairs are more successful at reproducing than mid-sized seahorses.

January 19, 2018


a close-up image of a bed bug

First Class Bedbugs

One of the ways bedbugs spread is they hitch rides on airplanes.

January 18, 2018


a pea plant with purple flowers

Modern Biology in a Monastery Garden

Gregor Mendel built the foundation for our understanding of genetics.

January 17, 2018


a common hawker dragonfly

Female Dragonflies Fake Death to Survive

Only five insect species on Earth have been observed pretending to be dead to survive.

January 16, 2018


A red chili pepper in the middle of a white plate

Another Good Reason To Go For Thai Food

Onion, garlic, oregano and allspice alone all kill or inhibit up to twenty-nine different kinds of food-borne bacteria.

January 15, 2018


Grass in the daylight

Why Mowing the Lawn Doesn’t Kill the Grass

Walking or driving on grass does more damage than cutting it.

January 12, 2018


A close-up shot of a peacock's feathers

Colors That Don’t Fade

Scientists are researching ways to reproduce structural colors like those found on peacock feathers.

January 11, 2018


frog on tree branch

Frogs Are Better Than Princes

Frogs are much more complicated and interesting than they can appear.

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