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May 3, 2011

 

Nature Versus Nurture In Quail Eggs

Scientists have begun studying quail eggs to understand if nature or nurture changes the newly born chicks.

April 14, 2011

 

Cuckoos Could Win A “Worst Parents” Award

Cuckoos could win the award for "Worst Parent" award. Find out why!

March 28, 2011

 

What Triggers Lactation In Monotremes?

Monotremes, like the platypus, lay eggs and don't have placentas. So how does the mother's body know when to start lactating?

March 2, 2011

 

How To Define “Male” And “Female”

Sure, there are physical differences but outside of mammals, the terms "male" and "female" take on different meanings.

October 20, 2010

 

Fish That Change Sex?

Did you know that there are fish out there that can change sex?

August 12, 2009

 

Want To Turn A Profit? Invest In Milkweed Crops

You may think milkweed is just a stubborn weed, but to some it's a valuable commodity.

April 29, 2009

 

Solar-powered Sea Slugs

Chloroplasts should not be able to work once they are removed from algal cells because those cells contain proteins that control their operation.

April 29, 2008

 

Why Are Birds’ Eggs Speckled?

The most common hypothesis why birds' eggs are speckled is that the speckles help camouflage the eggs, making them harder for predators to see.

March 4, 2008

 

Pregnant Teenage Dinosaurs

Until very recently, humans tended to reproduce before reaching full adult maturity, as did the dinosaurs. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 26, 2007

 

Custard Soup: The Science Behind Failed Custard Pies

If you've ever made a cream pie and it turned into a soupy disaster overnight, then you know about this common frustration.

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