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WATCH: Crazy Caterpillar With Erupting Tentacles

WATCH: Crazy Caterpillar With Erupting Tentacles

Aaron Pomerantz  04.29.2015
On my recent travels through the Peruvian Amazon, I came upon the craziest caterpillar that I have ever seen, and subsequently yelled at...
What Happens to Humans if They Live in Space Too Long?

What Happens to Humans if They Live in Space Too Long?

Quora  04.27.2015
We don't know the answer to that. But every crew that resides on the International Space Station provides us information that we use to...
What Does It Feel Like to Be Bitten By a Black Widow Spider?

What Does It Feel Like to Be Bitten By a Black Widow Spider?

Quora  04.23.2015
It was a sunny Sunday morning in the summertime of 2006 in Redwood City, California, and the Mrs. was back East with her gal pals for a...
Why Human Values Vary So Much

Why Human Values Vary So Much

Ian Morris  04.22.2015
I imagine that most people who read the news every day wonder how anyone could think what Boko Haram and ISIS are doing is right. And yet...
Eye-Catching Clothing Line Uses Biology-Themed Designs To Attract Girls To Science

Eye-Catching Clothing Line Uses Biology-Themed Designs To Attract Girls To Science

Kimberly Yam  04.20.2015
An aspiring doctor is using a clothing line to inspire young girls to get interested in science. Lizzie Cochran, a 24-year-old student...
WATCH: Cautious Chimps Look Both Ways Before Crossing

WATCH: Cautious Chimps Look Both Ways Before Crossing

Macrina Cooper-White  04.18.2015
Look both ways before you cross the street! That life-saving precaution was drilled into us as children -- and apparently chimpanzees have...
Science Majors Develop Effective Communication Skills at Women's Colleges

Science Majors Develop Effective Communication Skills at Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner  04. 9.2015
If you're thinking about a STEM career or know of a college-bound high school girl who is, I encourage you to investigate women's colleges....
Aliens Might Be Way Bigger Than We Ever Imagined

Aliens Might Be Way Bigger Than We Ever Imagined

David Freeman  04. 9.2015
No one really knows whether we're alone or if the universe is brimming with brainy extraterrestrials. But that hasn't stopped scientists...
Building Blocks For Life Found In Distant Star System

Building Blocks For Life Found In Distant Star System

Macrina Cooper-White  04. 9.2015
We may be one step closer to finding alien life. Astronomers have found complex organic molecules -- the chemical building blocks for...
LISTEN: Mice Can Sing. Bet You Never Knew That.

LISTEN: Mice Can Sing. Bet You Never Knew That.

Macrina Cooper-White  04. 3.2015
Rodents are utterly repellent to many people, no doubt. But a growing body of evidence shows that mice and rats are a lot more like us...
Jane Goodall Gets A Birthday Kiss

Jane Goodall Gets A Birthday Kiss

David Freeman  04. 3.2015
Hoo hoo hoo hooray! Today is Jane Goodall's 81st birthday, and the beloved primatologist no doubt is fielding birthday wishes from her...
This Dance Project Is Out To Prove Climate Change Is An Issue We Can't Ignore

This Dance Project Is Out To Prove Climate Change Is An Issue We Can't Ignore

Katherine Brooks  03.25.2015
"I know scientists are frustrated," Karole Armitage, the famed dancer and choreographer, explained over the phone. "They’ve been...
An Awesome, Under-Recognized Opportunity to Act on Climate

An Awesome, Under-Recognized Opportunity to Act on Climate

Diana Donlon  03.18.2015
As a plant-lover I've always appreciated healthy soil, but it wasn't until I heard a rancher named Richard King explain how rebuilding...
EXPLAINED: Why Your Eyes Are 'Backwards'

EXPLAINED: Why Your Eyes Are 'Backwards'

Jacqueline Howard  03.18.2015
Scientists have long known that our eyes seem to be "wired backwards." But as to why our eyes evolved this way, that's long been a mystery. See,...