A Moment of Science
Complex Life and the Moon07/29/15
Our moon stabilizes Earth's axis and makes for habitable conditions; but, scientists discover, life is still possible without moonlit nights.
Riddle: I've got the body of a humpless camel, the feet of a rhinoceros, and a snorkel‑like nose half as long as an elephant. What am I?
Water Deprivation and Eating
When dehydrated, the body makes it difficult to eat in order to conserve water.
Snail Love Darts
Garden snails, which are hermaphrodites, hurl love darts at their partners to impregnate them.
Can You Choke a Fly?
Stick with the fly traps or swatters...you can't choke out these pesky pilots.
Chitosan: the New Plastic?
Scientists have developed a natural, biodegradeable plastic from chitinous crustacean shells.
Monkeys will make sacrifices to satisfy their curiosity.
Your skeleton serves as a calcium bank account for your body.
Turtles have discovered the fountain of youth: telomerase.
Helicopter Drones on Mars
Engineers are trying to develop drone helicopters to fly on the red planet to assist the Mars rover's missions.
Males Rule in Costa Rican Wasp Species
In Costa Rican wasps, gender roles are reversed such that male drones defy the queen.
Contact lenses bring objects into closer and clearer focus.
New Earth‑like Planets
The Kepler space telescope has located a thousand new planets—two of which are similar to Earth and have life-supporting conditions.
Waving a Flag on the Moon
The moon landing was in fact staged (on the moon) with special flag engineering.
Adapting to Climate Change
Drummond's rockcress can alter its physical traits between generations, making it very adaptable to sudden environmental changes.
Due to cold temperatures, penguins have lost the majority of their taste receptors.
Onions Are Toxic to Your Pets
Raw onions contain sulfur compounds that are toxic to pets.
Build you're lactose tolerance with these quick tips.
How Long‑Necked Dinosaurs Drank
Long-necked creatures like giraffes (and likely dinosaurs, too) have special arteries to keep healthy blood flow to the brain.
Ancient Medicine for Parkinson’s Disease
Ancient Eastern herb, gou teng, may be the best way to treat Parkinson's Disease.
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