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December 22, 2017

 

Army ants in Peru.

The Garbage Collectors Of The Rainforests

Ants are responsible for removing more than half of the waste on rainforest floors.

August 15, 2017

 

A Bombus griseocollis, colloquially known as a brown belted bumblebee

Bumblebee Footprints

Bumblebees know which flowers are the most promising food sources.

December 4, 2015

 

mistletoe

Mistletoe’s Missing Genes

Mistletoe lacks genes found in all other plants and animals.

September 11, 2014

 

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Climate Change and Ocean Life

Climate change isn't just about rising tides overtaking land; climate change may destroy vast oceanic ecosystems.

December 9, 2013

 

Vegetables are optimal during the day but only after they get a good night's rest.

Timing Your Vegetables Right

Eureka! Vegetables' nutritional properties vary according to their light cycle. They are most healthful when exposed to light after being stored in the dark.

November 28, 2013

 

Modern corn consists mostly of empty calories.

Sweet Corn’s Not-So-Sweet Rewards

The history of corn is marked by an increase in sweet flavor and a decrease in nutrition.

November 19, 2013

 

Soda's not the only culprit in the sugar scandal.

A Heaping Spoonful of Sugar

Trying to curb carbs? Processed sugar is more widespread than you think.

October 28, 2013

 

Two salmon upstarts snack on some locally sourced food.

Salmon and Riparian Vegetation: Partners for Life

Without riparian vegetation, salmon would be in dire straits.

March 14, 2013

 

Cockroaches can withstand just about any living situation.

Are Cockroaches Actually Useful?

Although most us think of cockroaches as vermin, they do have a useful ecological role.

October 23, 2012

 

The human body is an amazing thing!

How Does The Body Make Blood?

Blood is much more complicated than you might think.

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