A Moment of Science
Hidden Antarctic Ecosystems05/05/15
Scientists discover thriving ecosystem underneath Antarctica's ice sheet.
Don’t Kiss That Frog
Frogs are fairy-tale creatures in their own right.
Older Means Wiser for Elephants
Elephant matriarchs pinpoint predators by ear.
Dithering involves the use of random noise to accentuate musical notes.
Word of the Day: Yogurt
Yogurt is made up of living bacteria that help regulate your digestive tract.
Spiny lobsters have an amazing navigational sense called magnetic position fixing.
Bacteria may soon be leading the charge of high-energy biofuel.
Why Lips Go Dry
Lips are made of very sensitive tissue and, because we use our mouths constantly, are over-exposed to harsh environmental factors.
Birds use infrasounds to sense storms long before dark clouds gather.
The Dunes of Titan
Astronomers discover wind patterns on Titan that recur over tens of thousands of years.
There are some 17,000 grizzly bears throughout Europe, compared to only around 1800 in the United States.
Imagining and Seeing
When you use your imagination, you activate the same regions of the visual cortex as those used to see the outer world.
Can You Recognize a Plant Cell?
Take a tour of a plant cell to help you synthesize how photosynthesis works.
When frozen in water, fish remain in a state of suspended animation until spring melts the ice away.
Unexpected Baby Skills
As babies grow from six months to nine months, they lose their ability to distinguish between animal faces. Here's why:
Can Bacteria Get Sick?
ver since bacteriophages were discovered, scientists have been experimenting with using them to fight diseases such as cholera and, more recently, anthrax.
Why Do Cats Shed All Year?
Indoor cats lose track of seasonal changes and therefore shed steadily throughout the year.
How Cells Get Around
Tracking how cells move around the body is key to preventing diseases, like cancer, from spreading.
The Heat is On for Painted Turtles
Temperature determines the sex of painted turtles hatchlings, and climate change is tipping the scales to an all-female future.
Get tough on acne and fight bacteria with bacteria.
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