A Moment of Science
Can You Recognize a Plant Cell?04/17/15
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.
Back To Basics
Baking soda clears the air of bad odors by chemically neutralizing them.
Face the Gator
Despite their tough exterior, gators are extremely sensitive to the touch.
Osteoclasts are the demolition crew of your body's bones, repairing and fusing fractures and breaks immediately.
One-Way Breathing: Not Just For Birds Anymore
Birds and many reptiles evolved a specialized way of breathing—one-way air flow.
The Parts of Metabolism
Anabolism builds tissues; catabolism breaks them down.
A New Number
Scientists discover a new number amidst a range of values that are too high to count.
Temperature isn't the only thing on the rise; global warming is causing a huge uptick in pollen counts.
Link Between Memory and Sugar
Blood sugar levels can impair brain health and memory formation.
Most caterpillars are harmless, but you don't want to take your chances.
Alcohol On A Wound
Alcohol creates a burning sensation on open wounds because it triggers your body's heat receptors.
My Ouch Ain’t Yours
Pain is experienced differently, as each person produces different levels of pain-numbing endorphins.
Rosetta Stones and Aliens
Can hieroglyphics teach us anything about communicating with alien civilizations?
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