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Digg: esciencenews.com Stories Digg: esciencenews.com Stories Digg - What the Internet is talking about right now A Mathematical Model For Animal Stripes The back of a tiger could have been a blank canvas. Instead, nature painted the big cat with parallel stripes, evenly spaced and perpendicular to the spine. Scientists don't know exactly how stripes develop, but since the 1950s, mathematicians have been modeling possible scenarios. What Did The First Snakes Look Like? The original snake ancestor was a nocturnal, stealth-hunting predator that had tiny hindlimbs with ankles and toes, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology. Crocodiles Climb Trees When most people envision crocodiles and alligators, they think of them waddling on the ground or wading in water -- not climbing trees. However, a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, study has found that the reptiles can climb trees as far as the crowns. People Are More Likely To Be Moral In The Morning, Dishonest In The Afternoon Our ability to exhibit self-control to avoid cheating or lying is significantly reduced over the course of a day, making us more likely to be dishonest in the afternoon than in the morning, according to findings published in Psychological Science. What Do Liberals And Conservatives Look For In A Date? Conservative daters are more likely to be males and are less likely to belong to a racial or ethnic minority group. What Is In The 'World's Foulest Smelling Food'? Durian is revered as the "king of fruits" in southeast Asia but reviled elsewhere as the world's foulest smelling food. We now know more about its unique aroma signature. Adolescents Driving Epidemic Of Prescription Drug Abuse A new study by the University of Colorado Denver reveals that today's adolescents are abusing prescription pain medications like vicodin, valium and oxycontin at a rate 40 percent higher than previous generations. Brain Study Reveals The Roots Of Chocolate Temptations Researchers have new evidence in rats to explain how it is that chocolate candies can be so completely irresistible.