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Animals
Climate Change Has Forced Mussels to Toughen Up
Blue mussels have evolved stronger shells to protect themselves against rising acid levels in the Baltic Sea.... READ ON
Science
NASA Is Developing an Inflatable Greenhouse to Use on Mars
NASA and researchers at the University of Arizona are building a greenhouse that can mimic conditions on Earth to feed astronauts on the moon and on Mars.... READ ON
Science
Scientists Grow Working Human Brain Circuits
The network of cells will allow researchers to study how our brains develop.... READ ON
Quizzes
Answer These Science and Math Questions
Weird
These Caterpillars Chow Down on Plastic Bags
Scientists say wax worms may be a way to help dispose of non-biodegradable plastic waste.... READ ON
Science
Scientists Develop Germ-Fighting Fake Mucus
“I am so excited about mucus,” said the lead researcher.... READ ON
Science
Why Walking Makes Us Feel Good
Scientists say each step we take sends a pulse of blood to the brain, leading to an “overall sense of wellbeing.”... READ ON
Animals
Scientists Record an Extremely Intimate Look at How Dolphins Get It On
Researchers used a CT scanner to watch how dolphins' oddly shaped junk fits together during sex.... READ ON
Animals
The Star-Nosed Mole Is Almost Too Weird
With legs like shovels and a tentacle-tipped face, Condylura cristata is in a class of its own.... READ ON
Videos
Watch a Rare Drone Video of a Blue Whale Feeding
A new video of blue whales feeding in New Zealand shows they're picky about which meals are worth the effort.... READ ON
Medicine
A Blood Test May Help Pinpoint the Right Antidepressant for You
A new study provides additional diagnostic information that could change the way depression is treated.... READ ON
History
A Founder of Earth Day Looks Back on How It Began
On April 22, 1970, Denis Hayes stood on a stage in Central Park, stunned by the number of people who'd come to honor the planet.... READ ON
Space
Look Up Tonight! The Lyrids Meteor Shower Is Set to Stun
You can expect to see 10 meteors an hour tonight.... READ ON
Science
What Makes Peregrine Falcons the Fastest Animals on Earth?
Cruising at rates between 40 and 60 miles per hour, one might say that the predatory bird is the cheetah of the sky.... READ ON
Fun
You Can Chat With Albert Einstein’s Facebook Bot Alter-Ego
Just prepare yourself for some physics puns.... READ ON
Science
This Frog’s Slime Fights the Flu
A peptide secreted by the frog’s skin kills the H1 variety of the flu virus.... READ ON

Engineers have mimicked the small bumps and waxy covering from a small desert beetle to increase the efficiency of the nets that are used to collect water from the air in 22 countries.

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