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The Sweet and Sticky Science of Sugar

3 Dec 2021

Sugar is sweet and sticky.  That’s a fact.  In fact, during the reign of Edward the Confessor in the early eleventh century, "ale tasters" were employed to check on the work of brewers.  They would...

Little Dogs Raise Their Legs High to Pee, Thinking It Makes Them Look Tough

8 Aug 2018

Female dogs opt for less yoga-like squatting postures than their male companions, who can sometimes be seen with their leg so far in the air they seem about ready to topple over. It turns out that...

Wombats’ Poop in Cubes

6 Feb 2018

Wombats are surprisingly aggressive and territorial given how adorable they look. They will fight to defend their burrows and offspring, a feat especially important considering they reproduce only...

Ostriches Do Not Really Stick Their Heads in the Sand

20 Aug 2017

Despite popular misconception, ostriches do not stick their heads in the sand. This myth originated in ancient Rome and is so pervasive that it’s used as a common metaphor for someone avoiding...

You’re Annoying

24 May 2017

Scientists are now beginning to believe that people who annoy us are actually changing the way our brain works when we look at them. According to a study done that the University of Southern...

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