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What does a cow need all those stomachs for anyway?

What does a cow need all those stomachs for anyway?

The cow’s quirky digestive system powers the animal kingdom

By | Posted February 29, 2016

human eye

Your eyes are subatomic particle detectors

How your body turns light into electricity, and then into images

By | Posted February 24, 2016

What is CRISPR, anyway?

What is CRISPR, anyway?

Something primordial is shaping the future of biology

By | Posted February 14, 2016

Why do you feel so awful at high altitudes?

Why do you feel so awful at high altitudes?

A drop in air pressure and oxygen can make you feel pretty out of shape

By | Posted February 26, 2015

Why is working out so painful?

Why is working out so painful?

There’s a reason those New Year’s resolutions to go to the gym more often are so hard to keep

By | Posted January 19, 2015

Why do we see colors with our eyes closed?

Why do we see colors with our eyes closed?

Those mysterious blobs and patterns that bedazzle the backs of your eyelids are no illusion. What you see is real light — and it’s coming from inside your eyes.

By | Posted December 29, 2014

Ever Wondered: How does speech-to-text software work?

Ever Wondered: How does speech-to-text software work?

Love it or hate it, you can’t avoid it.

By | Posted August 15, 2014

How does colorblindness work?

How does colorblindness work?

Why some people see fewer colors than others

By | Posted July 28, 2014

SNAPSHOT: Conserving the sea stallion

SNAPSHOT: Conserving the sea stallion

A citizen science initiative is trying to collect more information about seahorses from around the world

By | Posted July 15, 2014

The Science Oven

The Science Oven

How a microwave cooks your food

By | Posted July 10, 2014

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