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May 14, 2019


Monarch Butterflies In Decline

Milkweed, the only plant that monarch caterpillars eat, has been declining due to the use of glyphosate herbicides on agricultural fields.

September 27, 2018


Poison Dart Frogs Can’t Poison Themselves

Poison dart frogs evolved so that the poison they use to deter predators doesn’t hurt their own bodies.

March 12, 2018


Utetheisa ornatrix, also known as a rattlebox moth, bella moth, or an ornate moth.

Safe Sex for Moths

Certain species of male moths use toxins to protect themselves during sex.

June 7, 2016


Bombardier Beetle

Bombardier Beetle

The bombardier beetle is aptly named: It fires toxic chemicals that, when released, sound like a bomb detonating.

October 1, 2014



Green Potatoes

Greens are highly nutritious, and so are potato skins. But when it comes to green potato skins, stay away!

March 3, 2014


Though individual sleeping needs may vary, the average person needs between seven and eight hours of sleep per night.

Why Do We Sleep?

We do it every night, but science still isn't sure exactly why we sleep.

March 24, 2011


Clams Are Great Pollution Detectors

Can you imagine that the lowly clam would take on a role as water based pollution detector?

November 24, 2009


Fragrant And Toxic

New research suggests that burning a candle may be toxic.

October 2, 2009


How To Make Paper In Your Own Kitchen

Paper is an indispensable part of modern life. In fact, each American uses about 600 pounds of paper every year. Where does all this paper come from?

July 16, 2006


Wild Salmon or Farm-raised?

Perhaps the most consequential choice you make when you purchase fish is whether you choose farm-raised or wild. Is there a difference? You bet there is.

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