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November 20, 2012

 

How do you find the perfect tomato?

How To Find A Tasty Tomato

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

September 27, 2012

 

Check out all the DNA!

Trading DNA Happens In Nature

Wouldn't it be great if we could trade genes with other species?

September 13, 2012

 

Check out that evolution!

Depression May Have An Evolutionary Benefit

Depression may have an evolutionary benefit. It may improve one's chances of fighting off infection.

August 9, 2012

 

Say hello to this worker bee!

Bees Have Different Jobs According To Their Age

A team of scientists wondering if some bees might be natural risk takers decided to put that question to the test.

July 27, 2012

 

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The Long And Short Of Hair

Rapunzel! Rapunzel! Let down your hair! How is the hair on your head able to grow much longer than other hair?

June 13, 2012

 

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Why Does Spot Have Spots?

Have you ever wondered why some dogs have solid colored coats and some have spots? Find out why on this Moment of Science.

May 29, 2012

 

A child with progeria.

What Is Progeria?

Progeria was first described in the nineteenth century. The mysterious disease is often thought of as premature aging.

April 9, 2012

 

Brush your teeth to help prevent decay.

Tooth Decay Is A Real Problem In The U.S.

Got tooth decay? You are not alone.

February 28, 2012

 

Scientists are hoping to cure MS.

The Connection Between Bacteria And Multiple Sclerosis

Most people know illnesses like intestinal upsets can be caused by bacteria. They don't link bacteria with an illness like multiple sclerosis.

February 13, 2012

 

They're not the most attractive creatures...

Why Did Scientists Decode The Genome Of The Naked Mole Rat?

I recently read that a team of international scientists has decoded and published the entire genome of the naked mole rat. Why would anyone want to do this?

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