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Raindrops are to mosquitoes what falling VW Beetles would be to humans. Yet incredibly--maddeningly--mosquitoes survive rainstorms all the time. How? Imagine you are walking through a park and suddenly
The origin of the first primates — the group that includes humans, apes and monkeys — is thought to lie in the deep past, about 55 million years ago. Fossils from that period are rare. But now, there's
Aqua regia, literally meaning “King’s water”, is a highly corrosive mixture of acids; it is the only mixture of acids that
Aqua regia, literally meaning “King’s water”, is a highly corrosive mixture of acids; it is the only mixture of acids that can dissolve gold. Hungarian chemist George de Hevesy dissolved the nobel prizes
Plant genetics are so weird. The humped bladderwort is a flower that's as strange as its name. It grows in mats in shallow water, it doesn't have true roots, and it bears small, inflated, hair-triggered
Grouper and coral trout signal giant moray eels and octopuses to hunt prey. Here's a nice image for you. Fish swimming through the sea, making little fishy head gestures to communicate with each other.
This is a story about a duck. More precisely, it's a story about what your brain just did when you read the word "duck." Chances are, your brain created an image of a web-footed waterfowl. It also may
New neuroscience study sets out to explain why in some respects music offers the same sort of pleasure as a really good thriller. The love affair between music and neuroscience just keeps going and going.