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May 23, 2019

 

It’s Easier To Lie In A Foreign Language

In a recent study, people took longer to tell the truth in a foreign language because the extra cognitive load of speaking a different language made it harder.

May 22, 2019

 

Global Warming Has Unexpected Effects On Weather

Blizzards and icy weather may seem out of place in a warming world, so how do we explain cold weather in the time of global warming?

May 21, 2019

 

How To Fight Root Rot

Root rot is a condition of indoor and outdoor plants that may be caused by poorly drained or overwatered soil or soil-borne pathogens and nematodes.

May 20, 2019

 

What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease?

An international team of biomedical scientists think Alzheimer’s is caused by an infection of the brain by the same bacterium that causes the gum disease gingivitis.

May 17, 2019

 

Sleep Deprivation and Clogged Arteries

Not getting enough sleep can eventually clog arteries, which can cause a heart attack or stroke.

May 16, 2019

 

The Bizarre Case Of Cotard’s Syndrome

Cotard’s Syndrome is a rare condition where patients sincerely believe that they’ve died.

May 15, 2019

 

Humans Behave Differently In Virtual Reality

There’s a big gap between how we act in virtual reality and how we act in real life, as scientists who did an experiment focused on yawning found out.

May 14, 2019

 

Monarch Butterflies In Decline

Milkweed, the only plant that monarch caterpillars eat, has been declining due to the use of glyphosate herbicides on agricultural fields.

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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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