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Month: March 2016

March 31, 2016 Thirsty Bats - How do bats find water in the dark?
March 30, 2016 Pluto’s Origins - A violent collision between two worlds may have given rise to Pluto and its satellites.
March 29, 2016 Bread Mold Battery - Could fungi be a key to safer and longer lasting lithium ion batteries?
March 28, 2016 Retrieving Lost Memories - In a mouse model of early Alzheimer’s disease, scientists used light to trigger memories that the mice had forgotten.
March 25, 2016 Mouse Obesity Enzyme - While studying learning and memory in the brain, neuroscientists stumbled upon a surprising clue to obesity.
March 24, 2016 Cactus Water Filter - The drought-defying interior of the prickly pear cactus holds a secret to purifying water.
March 23, 2016 Pluto’s Big Discoveries - A trickle of data from the New Horizons spacecraft is building into a flood of new findings.
March 22, 2016 Critical Materials - A government laboratory works to maintain supplies of some little-known metals.
March 21, 2016 Storks & Junk Food - Storks in Europe are forgoing migration to Africa because of the ready availability of human food from landfills.
March 18, 2016 Fish Night Vision - A light-concentrating night vision technology inspired by an aquarium fish.
March 17, 2016 Simulated Octopus Skin - Scientists are isolating and synthesizing the chemical compounds that make hops bitter, and studying their medicinal properties.
March 16, 2016 Tomato Power - Scientists are isolating and synthesizing the chemical compounds that make hops bitter, and studying their medicinal properties.
March 15, 2016 Insect Wings & Vision - Futuristic eye implants could fight microbes with structures that mimic the bacteria ­busting wings of insects.
March 14, 2016 Disease Fighting Beer Hops - Scientists are isolating and synthesizing the chemical compounds that make hops bitter, and studying their medicinal properties.
March 11, 2016 Water Skiing Beetles - Specialized wings and claws propel a beetle across water at breakneck speeds.
March 10, 2016 Aggressive Mouse Brains - Researchers probe the neural roots of violence by studying the brains of belligerent mice.
March 9, 2016 World Champion Dragonflies - One species of dragonfly traverses vast oceans to breed.
March 8, 2016 Dark Mercury - How did Mercury get to be the darkest planet in the solar system?
March 7, 2016 Birds & Alligators - Though mortal enemies, alligators and water birds team up against raccoons in the Florida Everglades.
March 4, 2016 Flu Shots & Pregnancy - Flu shots protect pregnant women - and their babies.
March 3, 2016 Methane Leak Lessons - The massive methane leak in California’s Aliso canyon highlights the global side effects of the fossil fuel industry on the atmosphere.
March 2, 2016 Insects vs. Birds - The loud noise of insects causes some tropical birds to delay the onset of their morning song.
March 1, 2016 Why Are Plants Green? - The dominance of green chlorophyll on Earth may have come after a more purple period.