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May 9, 2013

 

How pretty! Have you ever given roses to someone?

A Rose By Any Other Name

As the saying goes, every rose has its thorn. But, what we call thorns are actually not thorns at all.

January 15, 2013

 

The Zebra has a a difficult time blending in.

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?

For many animals, camouflage is an important part of survival. But a zebra's bold stripes can't help to disguise it in its natural habitat, the open plains.

April 30, 2012

 

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The World’s Biggest Spittoon

In the spring, the eastern half of North America turns into one big spittoon for spittlebugs.

February 27, 2012

 

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Plesiosaurs

Is there still such a thing as a plesiosaur? What do we know about them?

February 15, 2012

 

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Freeze!

Ever been so scared that you can't move? Well freezing is actually an effective defense mechanism!

September 30, 2011

 

A Hearing Test for Moths

Despite the fact that they don't communicate through sound, some moths have ears. Find out why on this Moment of Science.

September 16, 2011

 

Do Animals Secretly Talk To Each Other When People Aren’t Looking?

Researchers have found that you can tape record the various calls made by Vervet monkeys and play them back one at a time.

November 2, 2009

 

Lancewoods And Moas Long Gone

How lancewood tree leaves change to defend against the moa, a flightless bird.

May 14, 2009

 

Crow Thievery

Native American stories and legends depict crows as witty and tricky. Modern behaviorists agree; crows are one of the more intelligent bird species.

January 29, 2009

 

Evolution: A Crooked Pathway

Unfortunately, evolution often detours along a crooked path until species become more "fit" for their environments.

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