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January 20, 2017

 

Nihon-Ama-Gaeru, Japanese tree frog, Hylidae japonica that is sitting on a leaf of a spindle tree, waiting for insect to catch. Hopefully it's not a poisonous one!

How to Heave Your Guts

You've heard the expression "to heave your guts" used to refer to vomiting. In the case of frogs and toads, "heaving your guts" can have a literal connotation.

August 13, 2015

 

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Super Bats 

With their echolocating abilities and fast sensory-motor reactions, bats are amazingly quick on the uptake.

September 24, 2012

 

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Yak The Yuk

How can dogs eat anything from homework to food wrappers and still be ok?

July 31, 2012

 

Check out that reflux.

What Are Reflexes?

Most reflexes do not involve the brain; they are fast, involuntary responses that travel over what is known as a reflex arc.

February 6, 2007

 

The Knee Jerk Reflex

Our doctors always test our knee reflexes, but why is it so important?

September 27, 2003

 

Down the Wrong Tube

A few things happen as you swallow. The back section of the roof of your mouth, also called the soft pallet, closes off the nasal passages so that food doesn’t go up into the nose.

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