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Crystal amaze: how a chameleon changes colour revealed

Altering the space between tiny crystals allows lizards to reflect a specific wavelength of light and camouflage themselves, study finds<p>It is one of nature’s most spectacular displays and now scientists have shown how the chameleon changes colour.<p>A study has found that the lizards possess a layer …

Crystals

What Does It Take To Map The Human Brain?

<i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The Unknown Brain<p><b>About Nancy Kanwisher's TED Talk</b><p>Nancy Kanwisher studies the brain partly by staring at her own. She's spent countless hours in an fMRI scanner, mapping her own brain to gain insight into what makes us human.<p><b>About Nancy Kanwisher</b><p>Nancy Kanwisher is …

How Did Long-Necked Dinosaurs Drink Without Getting Dizzy?

Extremely tall animals such as the giraffe may offer clues.<p>Many of us have gotten dizzy when we stand up too fast—and we don't even have to go that far. Imagine if you had to lower and raise your head several stories every time you wanted a drink of water.<p>Our Weird Animal Question of the Week comes …

Sea Snail’s Teeth Just Dethroned Spider Silk As The Strongest Biological Material

Introducing the limpet as the heavyweight champion of the animal kingdom<p>The strongest biologic material in the world rivals the strength it takes to turn carbon into diamonds. It doesn’t come from one of the biggest creatures, but rather the tiny teeth of a sea snail.<p>Until now, spider silk has …

Fish

Braised Chicken and Kale with Paprika & White Wine

You know you are having a good day when a box of gorgeous cookware arrives on your doorstep. What makes it even better is when the cookware is</i> …

crispy sweet potato roast

I have a <i>complicated</i> relationship with sweet potatoes. I think they’re one of these wonder vegetables — impossible to mess up cooking, pretty …

Vaccine slows breast cancer in small clinical trial

A new vaccine appears to slow the spread of breast cancer with limited side effects.<p>Of the 14 patients who received the vaccine in the clinical …