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Innovative Experts Produce Colorful Cell Images (Photos)

February 19, 2013, 5:35 pm

Biologists and physicists have worked together to create candy-colored images of cells in high resolution that are both eye-catching and useful in research.

Raining Spiders in Brazil? (Video)

February 12, 2013, 5:40 pm

A rain of spiders was recorded on Feb. 3 in Santo Antonio da Platina, Brazil.

Salmon Use Magnetic Map to Find Rivers

February 7, 2013, 12:00 pm

After traveling the Pacific Ocean for years, sockeye salmon find their way home to their birthplaces using the Earth’s magnetic field, new research shows.

Common Moles Can Smell in Stereo (Video)

February 5, 2013, 5:37 pm

The common mole, Scalopus aquaticus, can find its prey by smelling which direction it’s in, according to a new U.S. study.

New Memories Form Better After Removing Old Info

February 5, 2013, 11:00 am

Learning becomes harder as we get older due to a reduced ability to filter out old memories, according to new international research.

Sleep Requirements Follow Natural Cycle

February 4, 2013, 1:07 pm

New Australian research has shown that sleep duration changes over several days, irrespective of timing, lifestyle, and environment.

What Do Fish Thoughts Look Like? (Video)

January 31, 2013, 12:00 pm

With new technology, scientists in Japan have detected the thought that went through a baby zebrafish’s brain when it spotted some delicious food.

Mystery of Lost Homing Pigeons Finally Explained

January 29, 2013, 6:00 pm

Homing pigeons that disappeared during two 1998 races could not hear the infrasound signal from their roost.

Women Sought for Neandertal Surrogacy? Not Yeti, Thankfully

January 28, 2013, 2:10 pm

Harvard University’s Professor George Church has suggested that, one day soon, scientists somewhere will place a very unusual ad in a newspaper: “Wanted, women to carry [...]

SCIENCE IN PICS: Bumble Bee Shrimp

November 23, 2012, 12:00 pm

Bumble bee shrimps, Caridina sp., are found throughout the Indo-Pacific.


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