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How to Identify the 3 Major Types of Rocks

In geology, pictures of rocks can be used to help you best determine which of the three major types a particular rock belongs to: igneous, …

The Difference Between Fermentation and Anaerobic Respiration

All living things must have a constant source of energy in order to continue performing even the most basic of life functions. Whether that energy …


The science of why cats like getting into boxes then peering menacingly over the edge

Abigail Tucker, author of "The Lion in the Living Room," explains what's going on when cats hop into boxes: <i>imagination</i>. "Our houses are strange …


Giant Catfish Fossil Found in Egyptian Desert

Named by one of the few Egyptian women to pursue paleontology, the new fish species swam beside leggy whales 37 million years ago.<p>A new species of ancient animal plucked from the sands of Egypt is offering insight into the evolution of one of the most recognizable aquatic groups on Earth: the …


Why Did Life Move to Land? For the View

The ancient creatures who first crawled onto land may have been lured by the informational benefit that comes from seeing through air.