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Photo of the Day: Feeling Sssleepy

06/29/15See Comments

Serpents may look like they sleep with their eyes wide open, but that’s not exactly true. Instead of eyelids, snakes have a special transparent scale...[Read More]

Beautiful coral reef and a giant blue clam underwater at Maldives

Photo of the Day: Symbiosis Swap

06/28/15See Comments

Coral reefs are threatened by “bleaching”—the loss of the coral’s algae symbiotes thanks largely to warmer waters. But recent experiments show that some corals may...[Read More]


Photo of the Day: Bug Bite

06/27/15See Comments

The sundew, a carnivorous plant, uses sticky tentacles to trap delicious insects. Sundews and other carnivorous plants supplement their regular photosynthetic diet with bugs because...[Read More]


This Week in Science: Video From Pluto, Yeti Crabs, and Skinny Jean Dangers

06/26/15See Comments

Seven days, lots of science in the news. Here’s our roundup of some of the week’s most notable and quotable items. The first color movies...[Read More]


Photo of the Day: Hop, Skip, and a Jump

06/26/15See Comments

Crested serpent eagles can be found across Asia. As their name implies, one of this bird’s favorite foods is snake....[Read More]


How Quantum Entanglement Gives Us Quantum Teleportation

06/25/15See Comments

The strange links that can be forged between subatomic particles allow us to do some pretty cool things, like quantum teleportation (for single particles, at least)....[Read More]


Photo of the Day: Rock of Ages

06/25/15See Comments

The Grand Canyon comprises almost half the geological history of Earth. Its depths, cut by the Colorado River, include exposed schist rock—dubbed the Vishnu Basement...[Read More]


Photo of the Day: Get the Point

06/25/15See Comments

Do you know the difference between a spine, a prickle, and a thorn? (Did you know there was a difference?) Botanists use these terms to...[Read More]

Natural ornament of elm seed

Photo of the Day: Sowing Into the Wind

06/24/15See Comments

Elms and other trees coat their seeds in thin, fibrous tissue that develops from the ovary, allowing the seeds to float away on the wind...[Read More]

Yellow zantedeschia

Photo of the Day: Calla Me Crazy

06/23/15See Comments

The central stalk of this calla lily, called a spadix, is actually a collection of tiny flowers. The fleshy, petal-like structure around the spadix is a...[Read More]