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How Your Body Responds to This Image May Predict Your Political Views: Surprising New Explanations for Political Differences

How Your Body Responds to This Image May Predict Your Political Views: Surprising New Explanations for Political Differences

01.10.2014
Where people sit socioculturally often does not indicate where they stand politically. But maybe their biology does.
My Tween Daughter Argued in School That Tomatoes Are Fruits, and Here is What Happened

My Tween Daughter Argued in School That Tomatoes Are Fruits, and Here is What Happened

01.10.2014
As if this sort of comment in a seventh-grade gym class wouldn't be enough to put a target on her, my daughter offered one last comment...
WATCH: Toothy Fish Leaps From Lake To Blind Side Bird

WATCH: Toothy Fish Leaps From Lake To Blind Side Bird

Daniel Cressey  01.10.2014
The waters of the African lake seem calm and peaceful. A few migrant swallows flit near the surface. Suddenly, leaping from the water,...
Hippo's Tricky Testicles Meet Their Match

Hippo's Tricky Testicles Meet Their Match

Michael Parker and The Conversation  01. 8.2014
The hippopotamus is among the world’s largest creatures on land. Only elephants and some species of rhino are larger. Hippos also are...
EXPLAINED: Why Prairie Dogs Do 'The Wave'

EXPLAINED: Why Prairie Dogs Do 'The Wave'

Stephanie Pappas  01. 8.2014
Prairie dogs foraging near their burrows frequently pop up on their back legs, front paws in the air, and cry "wee-oo," a behavior that...
Disturbing Link Between Racism & Aging Revealed In New Research

Disturbing Link Between Racism & Aging Revealed In New Research

Macrina Cooper-White  01. 8.2014
Scientists have long known that experiencing racism is bad for your health. In fact, racial discrimination has been linked to depression,...
Lizard Study Shows Darwin Was Right About Island Species

Lizard Study Shows Darwin Was Right About Island Species

Ed Yong  01. 8.2014
When Charles Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands, he noted that many of its animal inhabitants were so unafraid of people that “a gun...
Newfound Fossils Show We Were Wrong About Roaches

Newfound Fossils Show We Were Wrong About Roaches

Laura Poppick  01. 7.2014
Updated Tues. Jan. 7 at 11:00 a.m. ET. A common European and African cockroach may have gotten its evolutionary start in North America,...
Ancient Ancestor Of Modern Meat-Eaters Discovered Overseas

Ancient Ancestor Of Modern Meat-Eaters Discovered Overseas

Stephanie Pappas  01. 6.2014
Lions, tigers, bears and even loyal pups and playful kitties all come from the same line of carnivorous mammals, a lineage whose origins...
Mystery Of Weird Rainforest 'Webs' Solved

Mystery Of Weird Rainforest 'Webs' Solved

Tia Ghose  01. 6.2014
About six months ago, a graduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology first spotted a mysterious web unlike anything scientists...
REVEALED: Where Emotions Are 'Felt' In Your Body

REVEALED: Where Emotions Are 'Felt' In Your Body

01. 3.2014
Scientists have long known that common emotions can trigger sensations in our bodies -- whether it's butterflies in the stomach (anxiety)...
WATCH: Caterpillar Does WHAT To Stop Spider Attacks?

WATCH: Caterpillar Does WHAT To Stop Spider Attacks?

Joseph Brownstein  01. 1.2014
Ripped from the pages of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland," scientists have discovered a smoking caterpillar of sorts. While this...
Anxiety Study Finds Key To Battling Stage Fright

Anxiety Study Finds Key To Battling Stage Fright

Jacqueline Howard  12.31.2013
Sweaty palms. Dry mouth. A throbbing heart. At some point, most of us have experienced these awful symptoms of stage fright. And we've...
WATCH: A 2-Headed, 6-Legged Baby Gecko

WATCH: A 2-Headed, 6-Legged Baby Gecko

Isaac Saul  12.31.2013
GEICO may soon have a new mascot. This week, a two-headed, six-legged baby gecko was found in Phuket, Thailand. Apparently, three men...