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October 16, 2018

 

Plants Listen To Their Relatives

Plants communicate with each other, but keep it close to home.

October 15, 2018

 

What Is A Butterwort?

This merciless carnivore traps, and then slowly saps the life out of its prey. And despite having a maximum length of 30 cm, it's a prodigious killer.

October 12, 2018

 

Why Don’t Chimpanzees Get Cancer?

Why are diseases like cancer so common in humans but so rare in chimps?

October 11, 2018

 

The All Blood Diet

Blood isn't that nourishing which is why it's astonishing that vampire bats ingest it.

October 10, 2018

 

Birds That Run On Water

Unlike other animals that can run and walk on water, these birds who can do it are much heavier.

October 9, 2018

 

Lodgepole Pine Trees Love Forest Fires

To humans, wildfires are often scary and dangerous. If you were a lodgepole pine cone, though, you would be eagerly awaiting the blazing heat of those flames!

October 8, 2018

 

How To Find A Tasty Tomato

Scientists have found another reason why modern tomatoes have little or no taste. It's in their genes.

October 5, 2018

 

How Humans Got Big Brains

The human brain is seven times larger than expected for our body size.

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Kathy Hershey and a turkey vulture.

Wild Science: Turkey Vultures

The turkey vulture is supremely adapted for eating only dead things.

 

California Sea Lions primary diet is herring, clams, and other sea food.

Wild Science: The California Sea Lion

Wild Science headed to the Indianapolis Zoo to learn more about California Sea Lions.

 

Orangutans are intelligent, but also under threat by human agriculture.

Wild Science: Orangutans

Wild Science visits the Indianapolis Zoo, where staff explain the intelligence and behavior of orangutans, and how their species is being threatened by humans.

 

The center of gravity plays a key role in this punchable clown toy because it will always comes back to its upright form.

Why You Can’t Knock Down a Clown

Remember those inflatable clowns that stood about three feet high and had big red noses, meant for punching? Hit the clown as hard as you could, right back up.

 

Haven’t We Met?

If you suffered from the neurological disorder called "facial agnosia," you might not recognize the faces of close friends and family. How could this happen?

 

Learn why Diet-Coke floats and regular Coke doesn't!

How Do You Make A Diet-Coke Float?

Here is an at home experiment you can try! Learn about molecular density!

 

Watch out! Rattlesnakes are often colored similarly to their surroundings.

Wild Science: Timber Rattlesnakes

Rattlesnakes are an important component of our ecosystem, but are also potentially dangerous to humans.

 

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Wild Science: Opossums

They may look gross and scary, but that's just them playing "opossum." We visit Wildcare Inc., to find out more about the "garbage collector of the forest."

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