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January 9, 2018


A person reading

How We Read

The part of our eyes we use to see fine detail, and to read, is actually very limited: an angle of five degrees at the center of our field of vision.

January 8, 2018


a close-up image of tar

Neanderthals Used Tar As Glue

The oldest archaeological sites showing tar use are about 200,000 years old.

January 5, 2018


spruce tree roots

How Roots Soak Up Sunlight

Plants have evolved complex methods to ensure their survival.

January 4, 2018


a leaf that looks like it has a camouflage pattern

Dinosaur Camouflage

A recent study found evidence that an ankylosaur coloring was similar to the protective coloration we see in modern animals.

January 3, 2018


The Crescent Nebula in Constellation Cygnus

It’s Not An Alien Megastructure After All

The intermittent dimming of Tabby's star was a long-time mystery in the Astronomy community.

January 2, 2018


a black-and-white image of a woman reading

Does Learning How To Read Change The Brain?

Scientists studied families where one sibling was illiterate and another was literate to investigate reading's effects.

January 1, 2018


a bunch of people on an elevator

Lack Of Oxygen

Have you ever been in a crowded elevator and gotten anxious about having enough air to breathe if the elevator got stuck?

January 1, 2018


salmon swimming in the river

Salmon Have An Internal Compass

Scientists discovered that salmon use "geomagnetic imprinting" to find their way home.

December 29, 2017


a turtle headed snake

Industrial Melanism

How do animals adapt and evolve due to industrial pollution?

December 28, 2017


a prism with a rainbow

Newton’s Rainbows

Sir Isaac Newton experimented frequently to understand why prisms display a rainbow.

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