Archive: 02/7/2008

How water shrews find prey in the dark

Shrews are tiny mammals that have been widely characterized as simple and primitive. This traditional view is challenged by a new study of the hunting methods of an aquatic member of the species, the water ...

Feb 07, 2008 4.8 / 5 (8) 0

Probing Question: What is a red tide?

Although its name sounds like a low-budget horror movie, you won't find "Red Tide" at a theater near you. To take in this natural phenomenon, you'll have to venture to the ocean, because red tide — or more ...

Feb 07, 2008 3.7 / 5 (10) 0

Root or shoot? EAR calls the shots

Controlled by a tightly regulated choreography that determines what should go up and what should go down, plants develop along a polar axis with a root on one end and a shoot on the other.

Feb 07, 2008 3.3 / 5 (3) 0