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June 23, 2015

 

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Losing Your Tail and Saving Your Genes 

When their butts are on the line, scorpions sacrifice the holiest of holies in order to survive.

February 26, 2013

 

Here are some golden spiny mice.

Tissue Regeneration In The African Spiny Mouse

Today's A Moment of Science is about a creature who lends a whole new meaning to the phrase.

December 26, 2011

 

No headache here! This woodpecker is sunning.

How Do Woodpeckers Avoid Headaches?

The woodpecker's tail and feet are designed to make pecking easier.

May 11, 2011

 

Alpha Tail

If you own more than one cat, you may already be aware that domestic cats have a very developed sense of pecking-order.

January 5, 2011

 

Why Do Opossums Hang Upside Down By Their Tails?

Are Opossums related to rats? Why do they enter a comatose like state?

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