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Month: August 2016

August 31, 2016 Pygmy Possums & Fire - Under certain circumstances, small hibernating animals can wake up to escape from forest fires.
August 30, 2016 Visualizing Addiction - Sensors that light up in presence of neurotransmitters are helping unlock the secrets of drug addiction.
August 29, 2016 Weather Bombs - Storm-induced seismic waves may help scientists see Earth’s interior.
August 26, 2016 Fungi Battery Recycling - Developing fungi that help to recycle old batteries.
August 25, 2016 Tree Ring Clocks - Spikes in radiation caused by historic solar flares could help archaeologists precisely date ancient events.
August 24, 2016 Pollution Busting Houseplants - Which houseplants are best for filtering out air borne toxins?
August 23, 2016 Car Emissions - Gasoline-powered cars run cleaner than ever, but still belch toxins when they start.
August 22, 2016 Finch Warming Warnings - An Australian bird’s special call warns its unhatched chicks of a hot climate.
August 19, 2016 Mouse Models of Addiction - New strains of lab mice are helping scientists understand complex disorders.
August 18, 2016 From Prairies to Corn - Market forces have recently converted large areas of sensitive North American prairies to cropland.
August 17, 2016 Living Fossil Squirrel - Scientists search for an arboreal African rodent that’s changed little in over thirty million years.
August 16, 2016 Easy Rider Horse Gene - DNA analysis reveals the origin of horses with an odd gait and a smooth ride.
August 15, 2016 Long-Lived Sharks - The longest-lived vertebrate hangs out in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic.
August 12, 2016 Bee Luring Virus - A virus helps plants produce more seeds.
August 11, 2016 Earthquakes & Ancient Temples - Geologists in India are measuring damage to ancient temples in order to better understand past earthquakes.
August 10, 2016 Backwards Ants - Desert ants adjust their gait to navigate backwards with large loads of food.
August 9, 2016 Cardinals vs. West Nile Virus - Northern cardinals may help protect people from West Nile Virus.
August 8, 2016 Sunflowers in Motion - Sunflowers have an internal clock to guide their growth.
August 5, 2016 Teen Brains - Teen brains are much more developed in some areas than others.
August 4, 2016 Chickens vs. Malaria - Compounds in chicken feathers repel malarial mosquitoes in Africa.
August 3, 2016 Smoke Resistance - A random mutation allowed our ancestors to stay relatively healthy despite exposure to toxic woodfire smoke.
August 2, 2016 Slow Motion Bias - Slow motion videos of violent encounters bias our interpretation of the events.
August 1, 2016 Jupiter’s Hot Spot - Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is heating the gas giant’s upper atmosphere from below.