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Friday, May 27, 2011
by Carol Hughes

lizard eyeGlow-in-the-dark mushrooms, a fish that’s flat as a pancake, Titanic-eating bacterium, and a T. rex leech with enormous teeth are some of the coolest new species discovered in 2010. See them all here!

Life science
Thursday, April 7, 2011

"Dear Aliens, Please help us save our world. Not, from you, from ourselves." This is the opening to the winning entry from ASU's "Dear Aliens" contest. The full letter will be beamed into space on April 9.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
by Allie Nicodemo, photos by Pete Zrioka

Snake faceMammals are known for their parenting, but reptiles have a few cool tricks of their own for caring for their young.

Life science
Monday, February 28, 2011

What would you say to an extraterrestrial life form if you were contacted from outer space? That is the question that author Lucy Hawkins is asking students throughout Maricopa County to answer in a "Dear Aliens" essay competition.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
by Diane Boudreau

BeesStudying how a bee grows up to be a queen can teach us a lot about how genes interact with the environment.