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December 27, 2017

 

Goldfish (Carassius auratus) are members of the carp family.

Drunk Goldfish

Goldfish can survive up to five months in oxygen-less water at the bottom of frozen ponds by turning lactic acid into alcohol-ethanol.

November 6, 2017

 

In ancient times, people evolved to be shorter to survive in colder climates.

The Advantages Of Being Short

People evolved to be shorter to survive in colder climates.

May 2, 2017

 

In one study, dwarf mongooses were more likely to ignore predator poop when distracted by human noise pollution.

Polluting Mongoose Ears

Human created noise pollution has negative effects on animals.

March 22, 2017

 

Hyena cubs like this one in Tanzania must fight for their lives from the moment they are born

A Hyena’s Sibling Rivalry

For spotted hyenas, sibling rivalry can often be a matter of life and death.

October 21, 2016

 

Even cats falling from greater than seven floors have a good chance of survival.

Humpty Dumpty Wasn’t A Cat

You may have seen a cat fall from a tree or high rooftop. Ever wonder how felines can survive such great falls?

September 23, 2016

 

Insects. They're yuck to humans but yum to other animals.

A World Without Insects

A world without them might not be as nice as we might think...

December 2, 2014

 

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The Leatherback Turtle: Part 2

To make matters worse, the leatherback sometimes mistakes the soft plastic refuse littering the ocean for its normal snack-of-choice, jellyfish

September 1, 2014

 

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Dormant Seeds

Some seeds lie dormant as a survival technique: they wait until weather conditions are optimal to make their big debut.

December 16, 2013

 

Many household pesticides are no match for the mighty cockroach.

Another One For The Roaches

Despite your best chemical defenses, cockroaches are evolving to bug you even more.

October 30, 2013

 

Sometimes the persistence of bad memory may aid in the struggle for survival.

Forgetfulness to the Rescue

Losing the ability to form memories can free up the brain to focus on survival.

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