Topic: evolution

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Camouflage, avoiding attacks, social ranks, and temperature management have all been theories on how these horses went from solid color to vibrant stripes. Science has just concluded what the real reason for these black and white stripes and it comes from a pretty interesting source, bugs! For...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

New species of dinosaurs are still being discovered. Check out this clip on Yongjinglong, the latest member of the dino family! Get more info on our current science blog, Question Your World.

Monday, April 14, 2014

After years of putting it off, scientists finally got around to studying procrastination.  An in-depth study concluded that procrastination is a byproduct of our evolutionary development.  So, why do we procrastinate?    Scientists at the University of...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sometimes a really small thing can make a very large impact.  That's what scientists recently concluded when answering one of the age old questions that humanity has wondered since our earliest days on the plains of Africa, how did zebras get their stripes?   Few animals are as...

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Trees are some of the most amazing organisms on our planet.  So much of our world is the way it is because of the behind-the-scenes work that they do every single second.  Trees put oxygen into our atmosphere, support a myriad of ecosystems and continue to surprise us with their amazing...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Way back around the time of dinosaurs the first crocodiles started to appear.  After millions of years of evolution they have become the intense hunters and frighteningly large reptiles that we know today.  These animals are the alpha predators in some parts of the world, are stealthy...

Monday, February 3, 2014

As we move into the future with more powerful technology and a better understanding of the past we are starting to piece together the past as accurately as possible.  Our origins have fascinated us for nearly all of recorded history and continue to do so today.  With this better...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Knowing something is a pretty relative concept.  For a long time we knew that the Earth was the center of the universe, later we learned we were wrong about what we once knew.  So, accuracy means a lot for when we say we know things.  Using technology we've been able...

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Check out how a textile loom from the 1800s has something in common with your laptop! Years and years of work by several individuals help bridge the gap between these distant relatives!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Transportation has been a huge part of humanity. Initially we moved out of Africa and into all corners of the world, then we started to connect locations better by taming animals, building ships, trains, cars, planes, and we’ve even been to the moon! So, it’s no surprise that...

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