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Safe Sex for Moths

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:00:59 +0000

Certain species of male moths use toxins to protect themselves during sex.(image)

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Dwarf Mistletoe

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 11:00:37 +0000

As if ordinary mistletoe didn't already spell trouble for trees, its cousin the dwarf mistletoe is a huge problem. Learn more on this Moment of Science.(image)

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How To Judge Statistical Risks

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 11:00:24 +0000

We explain some of the ways you can better assess statistical risks.(image)

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Can Fish Be Depressed?

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 11:00:13 +0000

Scientists are studying the intelligence and emotional lives of freshwater fish.(image)

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What The Weather Report Doesn’t Tell You

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 11:00:04 +0000

There can be big variations in the temperature based on height and distance from the ground.(image)

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Eye Contact Is Important

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 11:00:19 +0000

The way some people make judgments in social situations may be based upon what constitutes normal eye contact.(image)

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The Pros And Cons Of An Attractive Face

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 11:00:44 +0000

Scientists researched whether people found scientists that were perceived attractive more or less credible.(image)

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Humans Foraged Wild Wheat 30,000 Years Ago

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:00:30 +0000

Humans gathering rice, wheat, and barley affected the plants' evolution.(image)

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Thirty Years Of A Moment Of Science

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 11:00:36 +0000

We celebrate thirty years of teaching you new and interesting facts!(image)

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Why Do Cats’ Eyes Glow At Night?

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 11:00:18 +0000

Cats and other nocturnal animals have a part of their eye called the tapetum lucidum.(image)

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