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February 6, 2018

 

A common shrew (Soricidae).

Incredible Shrinking Shrew Skulls

A recent study showed that shrews' heads could shrink up to 20 percent in the winter.

March 2, 2017

 

The Solar System was originally a whirling cloud of dust and gas.

A Really Big Lump: How Gravity Created The Solar System

Learn about gravity, stars, and really big lumps.

January 4, 2017

 

There may be lingering physiological reasons for why humans crave junk food.

Why Do We Love Junk Food?

People know intellectually that fast food is bad for them, so why do they still crave it?

August 12, 2016

 

This computer model of an estrogen receptor protein illustrates its structure inside a cell.

Male Lactation: Fact or Fiction?

Male lactation: Fact of fiction? That's the question on today's Moment of Science.

November 26, 2015

 

luminol splatter

A Moment of Crime

Investigators shine a light on crime scenes mysteries with the help of luminol—a luminescent chemical that reacts with blood.

November 11, 2015

 

birds migrating

Digestion and Migration

During migration, birds' digestive system partially shuts down to conserve energy for flight.

August 18, 2015

 

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All Muscles Are Not Created Equal      

Running speed and strength depends on the type of muscular tissue one is born with.

June 15, 2015

 

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Why Aliens Won’t Eat Us

If they exist, aliens give short shrift to humans as a food source.

November 15, 2014

 

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The Science Behind the China–U.S. Climate Pact

How will China and the U.S. reach their new goals for emissions reductions?

September 16, 2014

 

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Girls Love a Guy With Shine

Male parrots' fluorescent feathers set all the girls' hearts a flutter.

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