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January 17, 2019

 

Meet The Goblin

The Goblin, 2015 TG387, is a dwarf planet at the edge of our solar system.

January 16, 2019

 

Lassen Volcanic National Park May Hold Answers To Evolution

The discovery of a strange virus living in a hot, acidic lake may hold the answer to the evolution of DNA as today's most common genetic molecule.

January 15, 2019

 

All The Other Hominins Are Extinct

Modern human beings, Homo sapiens, and our closest relatives are called hominins.

January 14, 2019

 

Are All Antioxidants The Same?

I've heard a lot about how antioxidants can help prevent disease. Does that mean that I should eat as much antioxidant rich foods as possible?

January 11, 2019

 

Brain Aging And The Brain’s Lymphatic Vessels

In 2018, a team of American and Italian scientists published an important new discovery about the function of the lymphatic vessels around the brain.

January 9, 2019

 

How Rainbow Weevils Get Their Rainbow Spots

Meet the rainbow weevil.

January 8, 2019

 

Ice Age Plant Survives To Modern Day

An arctic plant of the late Pleistocene age, over thirty one thousand years old, is growing again after a long frozen sleep.

January 7, 2019

 

Climate Change And Insects Eating More Crops

Insects' metabolisms speed up in hotter temperatures.

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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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