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Human activity making mammals more nocturnal, study finds – Guardian

Research involving 62 species found mammals spent relatively less time being active during the day when humans were nearby Human disturbance is turning mammals into night owls, with species becoming more nocturnal when people are around, research has revealed. The … Continue reading

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The Human Microbiome Reimagined as a Cut-Paper Coral Reef by Rogan Brown – Colossal

Using the visual metaphor of a coral reef, artistRogan Brown (previously) introduces his audience to the diverse bacteria, archaea, fungi found in the human body through paper-based sculptures. The detailed works are created after months of research and hunting for … Continue reading

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How Do Fingers Work If They Don’t Contain Muscles?

We use muscles for everything that we physically do. When we move any of our body parts in any way whatsoever, muscles are involved in accomplishing that motion. Indeed, we couldn’t imagine our daily lives without the 600+ muscles in different parts … Continue reading

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Two Biologists Explore the Remote Rainforests of the Ecuadorian Andes to Document Fungi

Biologists estimate that 3.2 million species of fungi may exist on Earth, and of that only around 120,000 are known to science which leaves potentially millions organisms of left to discover, photograph, and document before it’s too late. Source: Two … Continue reading

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Small but distinct differences among species mark evolution of human brain – ScienceBlog.com

The most dramatic divergence between humans and other primates can be found in the brain, the primary organ that gives our species its identity. However, … Read more Source: Small but distinct differences among species mark evolution of human brain … Continue reading

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Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies by Sara Lewis

For centuries, the beauty of fireflies has evoked wonder and delight. Yet for most of us, fireflies remain shrouded in mystery: How do fireflies make their light? What are they saying with their flashing? And what do fireflies look for … Continue reading

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Jennifer Pluznick: You smell with your body, not just your nose | TED Talk | TED.com

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A new study explains how cephalopods are able to camouflage themselves in vivid colors despite being only able to see in black and white. —

A new study explains how cephalopods are able to camouflage themselves in vivid colors despite being only able to see in black and white. http://ift.tt/29dV1EK via A new study explains how cephalopods are able to camouflage themselves in vivid colors despite … Continue reading

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Why? Because Science.

If you think “science” and “comedy” don’t go together, Thea Beckman urges you to think again — her blog proves that you can laugh while you learn. https://discover.wordpress.com/2015/12/20/why-because-science/

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