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Posts tagged lifespan

April 24, 2014

 

Arctic terns are marathon migrators.

A Band Of Birds

What should you do if you find a dead bird that's been banded by scientists?

December 8, 2008

 

Man’s Best Friend—in All Shapes and Sizes

Isn't it amazing that dog breeds like the Chihuahua and the Great Dane can vary so much in size, yet be the same species?

November 28, 2008

 

Short-Lived Chameleons

Tortoises can live beyond 100 years, and whales and elephants also have long lives. What's the shortest-lived tetrapod (four-limbed creature with a backbone)?

August 1, 2006

 

The Problem with Telomeres

Why do we age? Science didn't really start investigating that question until the 1960's.

December 2, 2004

 

Methuselah Insect

What insect has the longest life span of them all? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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