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How mechanical engineering could revolutionize the study of preterm birth


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Scientists are using artificial cervices and 3D models of the uterus to better understand pregnancy and childbirth.

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Anatomy professor uses 500-year-old da Vinci drawings to guide cadaver dissection


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Leonardo da Vinci dissected some 30 cadavers in his lifetime, leaving behind a trove of beautiful—and accurate—anatomical drawings.

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Feast your eyes on the first-ever photos of a silver-backed chevrotain in the wild


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The images confirm the species, which has been “lost” to science for 29 years, is alive and well in its native Vietnam.

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In a controversial study, DNA from today’s southern Africans hints at possible “homeland” for modern humans


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But many questions remain about the true origin of the Homo sapiens species.

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From ashes to AI: How technology puts a new lens on ancient texts


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Recent breakthroughs in scanning, image processing, and machine learning are helping researchers read historic documents once considered lost to time.

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Invasive, flammable grasses now blanket much of the United States


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New research quantifies the fire risks of eight species of invasive grass.

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Poor-quality sleep could prime the brain for an anxious day


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From a neurobiology perspective, anxiety and sleep deprivation look very much alike.

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How measles virus triggers immune system ‘amnesia’


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In addition to causing disease itself, the virus destroys immune cells trained to respond to other pathogens the body has encountered before.

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Vampire bats form lasting bonds of ‘friendship,’ just like us


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The relationships these winged mammals forge in captivity are strong enough to survive the jarring transition back into the wild.

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New study more than triples estimates of people at risk from rising seas


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Researchers used artificial intelligence to reevaluate elevations vulnerable to rising sea levels.

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Racially-biased medical algorithm prioritizes white patients over black patients


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The algorithm was based on the faulty assumption that health care spending is a good proxy for wellbeing. But there seems to be a quick fix.

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New fossils capture million-year timeline of life after the dinosaurs died


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Thousands of fossils from Colorado show how plants and animals evolved together after an asteroid devastated life on Earth.

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Google says it just achieved “quantum supremacy.” Is it true?


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If validated, Google’s new technology may bring us closer to a future of ultra-efficient computing.

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What caused Saturn’s strange spell of storms in 2018?


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Researchers have uncovered a new category of giant storm on Saturn’s surface.

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World’s loudest bird flirts by screaming in your face


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Researchers aren’t sure how these birds maintain this deafening mating ritual without damaging their hearing.

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These 480-million-year-old conga lines preserve early signs of group behavior


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Nearly half a billion years ago, marine arthropods called trilobites lined up single-file before meeting a tragic end.

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World’s fastest-running ant scuttles over scalding Saharan sands at super speeds


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Saharan silver ants don’t have the longest limbs. But they make up for it with a sprightly combination of fast pacing, light-footedness, and synchronized stepping that effectively turns their six legs into two.

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Lab-grown mini-brains highlight developmental differences between humans and great apes


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In a new study, brain-like organoids made from human cells were slower to mature than their chimpanzee and macaque counterparts.

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Scientists retract study linking CRISPR baby mutation to early death


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The study, originally published in June, contained an error that its authors caught months later.

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To predict the next infectious disease outbreak, ask a computer


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Mathematical modeling and AI can pick out patterns preceding epidemics that human brains can’t readily discern.

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Meet the second confirmed interstellar object to enter our solar system


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The comet, 2I/Borisov, comes from another planetary system, but bears a remarkable resemblance to local space rocks.

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Refrigerators of the future may be inspired by the weird physics of rubber


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A new refrigeration technique harnesses the ability of rubber and other materials to cool down when released from a tight twist.

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October Events: "Look Who's Driving" Screenings & Panel Discussions


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This month, NOVA is hosting three events that will dive into how autonomous vehicles work, how they may change the way we live, and whether we will ever be able to entrust them with our lives.

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Saturn unseats Jupiter as planet with the most moons in our solar system


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Astronomers discovered 20 new moons around Saturn, bringing its total to 82.

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Salts in Gale Crater suggest Mars lost its water through drastic climate fluctuations


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New data from NASA’s Curiosity rover suggests that water vacated Mars in fits and starts.

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Scientists may now be able to predict forest die-off up to 19 months in advance


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Even forests that look green from space can show symptoms of impending decline.

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Scientists just snapped the best image yet of the universe’s ‘cosmic web’


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Light from nearby galaxies illuminated the web’s ‘threads,’ making them directly visible to telescopes on Earth.

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Wildlife trade may put nearly 9,000 land-based species at risk of extinction


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A new analysis predicts that 3,196 animals will join the 5,579 already snared in the global wildlife market.

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Planet Nine probably isn’t a black hole. But it might be worth checking


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A pair of physicists think it’s possible that a tiny black hole left over from the universe’s early days lurks in the outer solar system.

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Rabbit study hints at the origins of the female orgasm


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Researchers used rabbits and antidepressants to search for a link between orgasm and ovulation in female mammals.

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Cooking changed human history. Did it change our microbes too?


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Gut microbes react differently to raw and cooked versions of the same foods.

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Study finds kittens bond with their human caregivers like babies do


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They’re not as aloof as some think.

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To save climate-sensitive pikas, conservation efforts need to get local


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American pikas’ responses to climate are driven by location, location, location.

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria in farm animals are rising in low- and middle-income countries


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That spells trouble for the entire planet.

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An ancient asteroid collision fostered life on Earth


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A new study suggests a plume of dust once blocked the sun’s rays from Earth, triggering an ice age some 466 million years ago.

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Scientists are about to lock themselves into an Arctic ice floe for a year


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In the largest Arctic expedition yet, researchers will gather as much data as they can on the fading ice—and climate change.

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Soot from polluted air can reach the fetal side of the placenta


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A new study hints at the ways in which air pollution may directly impact a fetus.

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Astronomers may have just detected the most massive neutron star yet


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It’s almost too dense to exist. Almost.

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Astronomers discover two giant, high-energy ‘bubbles’ at the center of the Milky Way


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The gargantuan structures hint at a massive explosion in our galaxy’s past.

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Popular pesticide throws off birds’ feeding and migration schedules


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Delays during migration can imperil birds’ chances of a successful breeding season.

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Water vapor found on an ‘Earth-sized’ exoplanet 110 light-years from home


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Scientists say the planet, called K2-18b, is “the best candidate for habitability” beyond our solar system.

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Intricate ‘toe maps’ exist in the brains of artists who paint with their feet


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Two men born without arms showcase the brain’s extraordinary flexibility.

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Newly described species of electric eel serves up shocks of 860 volts


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That earns this fish, Electrophorus voltai, the title of the strongest known living source of electricity.

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Supercooling preserves donor livers for more than a day


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The breakthrough could mean that fewer organs go to waste before they make it into a transplant recipient.

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How Kīlauea’s lava birthed an algal bloom visible from space


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Lava descending into Hawai‘i’s ocean drove an upward surge of deep sea nutrients, cultivating life at the surface.

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Fossil finger points to a surprising link between humans and Denisovans


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New findings suggest Neanderthals evolved their unusually broad fingers after they split from Denisovans, just 400,000 years ago.

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Hurricane Dorian crawls up the coast from Florida to Virginia


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Some of the storm’s features hint at troubling trends in recent hurricanes.

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Squirrels eavesdrop on bird chatter to tell when a threat has passed


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These nosy rodents may not speak bird-ese, per se, but they can still use avian chatter as a safety cue.

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Moonlight turns white barn owls into terrifying ‘ghosts’


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The feathery glint startles their rodent prey, making them easier to catch.

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A microprocessor made of carbon nanotubes says, “Hello, World!”


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The technology is still in its infancy, but could someday aid the development of faster, more energy-efficient electronics.

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First Americans arrived at least 16,000 years ago, and probably by boat


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Artifacts unearthed in Idaho challenge the idea that the first people to populate the Americas made the journey on foot around the end of the Ice Age.

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In 17,000-year-old puma poop, a glimpse of Ice Age parasites


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The feces contain the oldest example of parasite DNA ever recorded.

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These albino lizards are the first gene-edited non-avian reptiles


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Scientists injected CRISPR gene-editing machinery into unfertilized eggs still developing in female lizards’ ovaries.

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Cheeseburgers give urban crows higher cholesterol—just like us


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But it’s not clear whether elevated cholesterol is bad for birds.

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Researchers use viral genomes to uncover a Zika outbreak in Cuba


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The virus simmered quietly in Cuba for about a year before infecting thousands.

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Climate change could mean more mercury in seafood


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The threat of mercury in seafood was curbed with regulations, but climate change could drive levels back up.

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On Mars, microbes could hitch a ride on wind-borne dust


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Experiments in Chile’s Atacama Desert point to a potential method of transportation for microbes on Mars—whether they exist there already, or we introduce them.

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In a first, astronomers may have detected a black hole swallowing a neutron star


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The LIGO and Virgo observatories appear to have picked up gravitational waves from a first-of-its-kind astronomical observation.

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The weird and wonderful world growing spuds (and other crops) in space


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With the right kind of care, plenty of plants actually do just fine in microgravity.

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Hurricanes give aggressive spiders a leg up on their docile kin


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For Anelosimus studiosus spiders, the storm survival checklist apparently includes a combative personality.

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A new form of carbon is born—on a bed of salt


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The long-sought molecule could one day power high-energy electronics.

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Deep-Earth diamonds may contain gassy relics from the early solar system


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Scientists studying diamonds from deep within Earth’s mantle found evidence of a reservoir of rocks and gas that may be nearly as old as the planet itself.

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Jupiter’s ravenous past might help explain its diffuse, hazy core


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A computer simulation suggests that a massive collision may have caused Jupiter’s core to shatter into a gassy, borderless cloud.

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Two new Ebola drugs dramatically boost survival in a clinical trial


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Both treatments rely on infusing patients with antibodies that latch onto the virus and block it from invading cells.

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Cone-shaped meteorites are ‘just right’ for plummeting to Earth


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Researchers eroding clay in water may have uncovered secrets of meteorites’ aerodynamic stability.

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Iron from ancient supernovae may still be raining down on Earth


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A rare iron isotope produced by exploding stars has been found in Antarctic snow.

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Super-shy catsharks have a weird way of lighting up


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Two kinds of glow-in-the-dark catsharks convert blue light to green, and now we know how.

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Total warfare among the Maya began earlier than once thought


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The burnt ruins of a Maya city in what’s now Guatemala hold clues to its untimely demise at the turn of the 7th century.

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There will be blood, and physics, too: The messy science of bloodstain pattern analysis


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Researchers are using fluid dynamics to try to improve the study of crime scene blood spatter.

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Science As Told by Teens: Reflecting on the Pilot of NOVA Science Studio


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With a goal to empower youth to tell stories about the world in new ways, NOVA Science Studio was able to give students exposure to a wide range of careers in STEM, journalism, and media production.

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How kiwi plants’ Shy Girls and Friendly Boys helped them evolve separate sexes


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These two genes are all it takes to determine the sex of a kiwifruit.

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The little bicycle that could, thanks to artificial intelligence


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An AI chip designed to mimic certain aspects of the human brain has given a bicycle an unprecedented level of autonomy.

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A new 3D map of the Milky Way flaunts our galaxy’s warped shape


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Using data from an especially bright population of stars, astronomers have reconstructed the Milky Way’s peaks and valleys like never before.

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A new trio of exoplanets could offer clues to how midsized planets form


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The trifecta, discovered by NASA’s TESS, includes a “super-Earth” and two “sub-Neptunes” in a system called TOI-270.

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Meet Cambroraster falcatus, the sediment-sifting ‘Roomba’ of the Cambrian


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This crustacean-like critter stalked the seas half a billion years ago.

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This ‘Big Red Ball’ can simulate the Sun’s bizarre magnetic field


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Physicists built a machine that might help explain how solar wind forms—all without leaving Earth’s atmosphere.

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Chaser, the language-learning dog with a 1,000-word vocabulary, has died


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The border collie achieved international fame for her remarkable grasp on vocabulary and sentence structure.

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This robotic hand can partially restore a sense of touch


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Researchers have built a prosthesis that enabled a man who lost his hand to text, pluck grapes from their stems, and stuff a pillow into its case.

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NOVA Nominated For Three Emmy Awards


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PBS leads the list with 47 nominations.

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Cool down with the slick science of sweat


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Under extreme conditions, a human can produce more than three gallons of sweat in a single day.

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Scientists use radiation and bacteria to slash mosquito populations on two Chinese islands


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Combining two insect-control techniques, researchers largely prevented reproduction in a mosquito species known to carry Zika, dengue, and yellow fever.

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In the race against climate change, many animals may not keep up


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A sobering analysis suggests that animal species aren’t adapting fast enough to maintain their numbers in the face of rising temperatures.

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In a smattering of ancient stars, scientists glimpse the Milky Way’s origins


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A new analysis pinpoints some of the most ancient stars in our galaxy—and tells the story of the Milky Way’s ravenous past.

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Quivering bird eggs prep each other for predators before they hatch


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Even while still in their eggs, baby birds can hear their parents’ alarm calls. They then pass the message along to unhatched siblings so the entire clutch emerges aware of the dangers ahead.

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A year ago, toxic red tide took over Florida’s Gulf Coast. What would it take to stop it next time?


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Killing red tide cells en masse can unleash their potent toxin. That means researchers need to get creative.

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In a first, researchers have permanently magnetized a liquid


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The new material could have applications in robotics and medicine.

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Mammals’ weird way of swallowing is at least 165 million years old


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A new fossil find may help pinpoint the origins of mammals’ uber-flexible hyoid bone, which anchors the tongue and gives us our signature swallowing style.

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Adding 8 trillion tons of artificial snow to the West Antarctic Ice Sheet could stop from collapsing. Should we do it?


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There are a heck of a lot of reasons not to.

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This time, with feeling: Robots with emotional intelligence are on the way. Are we ready for them?


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Researchers are developing robots that use AI to read emotions and social cues, making them better at interacting with humans. Are they a solution to labor shortages in fields like health care and education, a threat to human workers, or both?

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Girls’ superb verbal skills may contribute to the gender gap in math


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Girls are great at math. But if they’re even better at reading, they might be more motivated to choose a humanities-focused career.

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‘Nuclear pasta’ might be the strongest stuff in the known universe


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Neutron star innards are not your mom’s lasagna.

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Installing aerogel shields on Mars could make the Red Planet more habitable


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Human-made shields that block UV rays and concentrate heat on the Martian surface could provide both liquid water and protection from radiation.

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Bring "Spooky Action at a Distance" into the Classroom with NOVA Resources


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Quantum physics impacts the technology students use every day. Use these resources from NOVA broadcasts, NOVA Digital, and What the Physics!? to introduce quantum concepts to your classroom.

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Artificial intelligence can now bet, bluff, and beat poker pros at Texas hold ’em


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The breakthrough suggests that bots can navigate complex games involving multiple stakeholders and hidden information—situations that better approximate the real world than two-player board games.

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New fossil find complicates the meandering story of dinosaur flight


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A chicken-sized raptor relative adds credence to the idea that flight evolved multiple times among ground-faring dinosaurs.

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Skull fragment shows humans may have been in Europe earlier than previously thought


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A new analysis of a skull found in Greece decades ago suggests that early humans may have been in Eurasia as early as 210,000 years ago.

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This algorithm is predicting where a deadly pig virus will pop up next


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A swine virus that appeared in the U.S. in 2013 has proven hard to track. But an algorithm might help researchers predict the next outbreak.

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Like us, fish experience the ‘dreaming’ stage of sleep


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Deep sleep and REM sleep could be universal among vertebrates, stretching 450 million years back in evolutionary time.

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Poof! Science reveals how easily a magician can fool you


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How “change blindness” prevents you from seeing this 10 of clubs turn into an ace of spades.

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Venus flytraps’ ultra-sensitive hairs help determine if an insect is worth trapping


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Good news for bugs that weigh less than a sesame seed.

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In best-case reforestation scenario, trees could remove most of the carbon humans have added to the atmosphere


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A study finds that close to a trillion trees could potentially be planted on Earth—enough to sequester more than 200 billion tons of carbon. But environmental change on this scale is no easy task.

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The physics of freezing soap bubbles is cooler than you’d think


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Freezing soap bubbles look like snow globes. This whimsical effect could help us improve biological freezing techniques—and is incredibly fun to watch.

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The uplifting science of how dandelion seeds stay aloft


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Two research teams went into the weeds to quantify the magic behind the flight of the dandelion seed.

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Many cocoa farm workers aren’t reaping the benefits of Fairtrade certification


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In Côte d’Ivoire, employees at Fairtrade-certified cocoa cooperatives have higher salaries and better working conditions than those at non-certified organizations. Farm laborers, on the other hand, don’t fare as well.

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Thinking is for suckers, but if you’re an octopus, suckers are for thinking


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Octopuses “think” with neurons so distributed throughout their bodies that sometimes the left hand literally doesn’t know what the…left hand is doing.

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With new DNA analysis, the Neanderthal story gets even more complex


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A new study reveals that some European Neanderthals might have displaced their relatives in Siberia, while others mingled with another, still mysterious, ancient human population.

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Early humans may have shared ancient Europe with this 1,000-pound bird


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A new study suggests a half-ton bird roamed Europe nearly 2 million years ago, around when our Homo predecessors were first entering the region.

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‘Talking’ seals mimic sounds from human speech, and validate a Boston legend


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In the late 1970s, a harbor seal named Hoover began catcalling passersby at the New England Aquarium in a thick Maine accent. A new study confirms seals’ uncanny ability to copy human speech.

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Microbes from marathoner poop boost endurance in mice


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A bacterial “probiotic” may enhance athletic performance. But it’s a long way from being ready for use in humans.

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What makes a great qubit? Diamonds and ions could hold the answer


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At the core of quantum computing is the qubit. The best ones have a few defining traits, and scientists are looking to everything from lasers to Russian diamonds to help refine the best qubits for the next generation of quantum computing.

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Peru’s Nazca Line etchings depict bird species not native to the area


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The famous desert geoglyphs appear to show birds that occur in Peru’s forests and coastal areas.

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Humans are surprisingly honest when it comes to returning lost wallets


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Altruism is alive and well. So is the desire to protect one’s self-image.

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Declassified spy images show Earth’s ‘Third Pole’ is melting fast


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Accelerating ice melt in the Himalayas may imperil up to a billion people in South Asia who rely on glacier runoff for drinking water and more.

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Thirsty for solutions, water managers are putting AI-powered tools to work


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Around the world, aging and inadequate water systems are a huge public health problem. Now, researchers are using artificial intelligence to help conserve and monitor the quality of drinking water.

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Canines evolved puppy dog eyes to woo human companions


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Wolves lack the facial muscles required to raise their eyebrows—a feature that makes dogs especially endearing to people.

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‘Farm-like’ dust microbes may protect kids from asthma, even in the city


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Urban infants who spend their first year of life around microbes like those found on farms are less likely to develop asthma.

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In China, 2,500-year-old evidence of cannabis smoking


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An incense burner from a century tested positive for a chemical that’s released when THC is burned.

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Nutrition labels aren’t enough to predict diet’s effects on gut microbes


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To predict how diet shapes a person’s gut microbiome, researchers came up with a new way to categorize foods.

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This wine grape has remained genetically unchanged for 900 years


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With careful plant propagation techniques, winemakers managed to “freeze” savagnin blanc grapes in their ancestral state.

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Legalizing marijuana may not prevent opioid-related deaths


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A new study shows casts doubt on the idea that medical marijuana might help patients avoid an addiction to prescription painkillers.

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Yes, you really do have a ‘type,’ study finds


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A nine-year dataset shows that, in the world of dating, people tend to pair up with partners who share personality traits.

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SlothBot wants you to slow down and monitor the environment


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Like its namesake, a new sloth-inspired robot is highly energy efficient, allowing it to collect data over very long periods of time.

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Radio waves illuminate a thread in the universe’s cosmic web


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High-energy emissions between two galaxy clusters could help astronomers unravel the fabric of the universe.

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Ancient DNA hints at the genetic lineage of today’s Native Americans


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By studying ancient teeth and bones, researchers have come closer than ever to identifying a Native American ancestor, hailing from what’s now Siberia.

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Predators drove a lizard population to extinction without eating them


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The fear predators evoke in prey can set off a domino effect, reshaping ecosystems in the process.

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Elephants can use scent to distinguish more from less


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Their amazing sense of smell allows them to discriminate between quantities of sunflower seeds that human eyes would have difficulty telling apart.

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DeepMind AI agents team up to trounce humans at video games


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Machines, it seems, can cooperate. But mastery of a video game won’t necessarily translate to other applications.

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The naked mole-rat is impervious to certain kinds of pain. It’s not alone


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Some African mole-rats seem to tolerate the burn of spicy plants or biting insects that cause most other animals excruciating pain.

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A swimming school of 50-million-year-old fish, caught in the act


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A slab of limestone might hold a snapshot of collective behavior in an ancient species.

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This electronic glove gets a grip on human touch


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A glove studded with a network of sensors can identify objects through touch alone. It might be a big step toward designing better prosthetics.

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Study finds misconduct spreads among police officers like contagion


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According to new research, reassigning police officers with a history of misconduct makes it more likely that their new peers will also misbehave.

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Cold, male-friendly offices may be taking a toll on women’s productivity


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The heated debate over office thermostats just got some chilling new results.

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Watch bacteria transmit antibiotic resistance through sex in real time


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New research shows microbes can become drug-resistant even while being treated with antibiotics.

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Washington becomes first state to legalize corpse composting


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The practice could be a “greener” alternative to burial and cremation.

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Seeing friends disappointed bums us out. The same may be true for ravens


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These crafty birds might be capable of interpreting and internalizing the emotions of others.

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Like a giant Thermos, Pluto keeps its underground ocean from freezing


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Gas trapped in a lattice of ice might buffer Pluto’s subsurface sea from the cooling effects of its icy crust above.

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Ultra-processed foods make us eat more, and it’s not about their nutritional makeup


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Two groups of study participants were offered nutritionally identical diets. Those eating ultra-processed foods consumed more calories and gained weight.

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Bed bugs don’t need beds, or humans, to survive. They never did


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The rise of bed bugs preceded modern humans by at least 100 million years. They survived the extinction that killed the dinosaurs. Could they outlive us all?

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China’s lunar rover may have found material from the Moon’s interior


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New findings from the Chang’e 4 mission could speak volumes about the Moon’s early days.

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Apollo-era quakes hint at a tectonically active Moon


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Moonwalking might be dicier than you think.

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This spider catapults its web to tangle prey at super speed


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Using its web as a “tool” to store and release energy, the triangle weaver spider lunges at speeds equivalent to a human sprinting at 1,700 miles per hour.

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A new Viking site could rewrite the story of the ‘Great Heathen Army’


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The newly uncovered site at Foremark, England might solve the mystery of where thousands of Vikings spent the winter of 873-874 CE.

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In search of Antarctic biodiversity? Look no further than penguin poop


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Feces from fish-hunting penguins and seals ferry nitrogen from sea to land, supporting food chains across the peninsula.

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Most of the world’s longest rivers no longer run free


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As the world’s waterways continue to be fragmented, people and wildlife might no longer benefit from free-flowing rivers.

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To save a girl’s life, researchers injected her with genetically engineered viruses


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So-called phage therapy isn’t yet mainstream, but in some cases it might be the only option for antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections.

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Pokémon characters activate a special region in the brains of veteran players


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For those who still hold a special place in their hearts for Pikachu, rest assured that the brain’s getting in on some of the action, too.

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Tiny “Coyote of the Cretaceous” fills a gap in the tyrannosaur tree


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A petite new addition to the tyrannosauroid lineage hints at how dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus rex achieved their gargantuan size.

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Steve the ‘aurora’ serves up a double scoop of celestial magic


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Spoiler: It seems half of this celestial mutt isn’t an aurora at all.

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HIV proteins’ ‘social networks’ reveal why some patients control infection better than others


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A new computational analysis identifies weak spots in the virus that causes AIDS, and could someday inform the development of a long-awaited vaccine.

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Domestic horses have existed for millennia. Modern breeding reduced their genetic diversity in just a few hundred years


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A sweeping genomic study expands the equine family tree and pinpoints how humans might have reshaped the equine gene pool.

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Human activity has been affecting drought patterns since 1900


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A new study confirms how humans have affected the progression of climate change within the past 120 years, and has sobering predictions for the future.

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Wolves boop their snoots to touch screens to feed their friends. Dogs? Not so much.


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Dogs might be less inclined to be generous to their pack mates, hinting that domestication hasn’t necessarily improved canine social skills.

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NASA’s InSight detected its first ‘Marsquake.’ Have a listen


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The faint rumbles, detected on April 6, could be long-awaited proof that the Red Planet is seismically active.

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Scientists just found 200,000 new marine viruses. Here’s why that matters


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Viruses might be the most successful and influential biological entities on Earth—and they’re interwoven into every ecosystem there is.

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Using artificial intelligence, scientists translate brain signals into speech


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With a “virtual vocal tract,” researchers might someday be able to help people who have lost the ability to speak.

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What restaurants, and the rest of us, get wrong about food allergies


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Up to one third of restaurant staff hold the mistaken belief that drinking cold water can dilute an allergic response to food.

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Ancient Dead Sea Microbes Consumed Each Other’s Corpses to Survive


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Thousands of years ago, bacteria were faced with a Donner-Party-esque dilemma: consume the dead, or join them.

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How This NASA Telescope is Defending the Earth From Asteroids


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The infrared-sensitive telescope, aboard an Earth-orbiting spacecraft, can detect near-Earth objects by sensing the heat they absorb from the Sun.

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Tiny Earthquakes Rattle Southern California Every Three Minutes. Now, Scientists Have the Tools to Track Them.


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A new computer algorithm adds over 1.5 million earthquakes to California’s seismic archives, giving a clear picture of past quakes.

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This Score Can Tell You Your Genetic Risk for Obesity. Is It Worth Knowing?


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There can be a 30-pound weight difference between people with low and high genetic risk. But genes aren’t everything.

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These Super Rare Butterflies Thrive on Army Bases. The U.S. Military is Helping Them.


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To save endangered butterflies, an unlikely team of ecologists and the Department of Defense are setting some of them on fire.

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Scientists Partially Restore Function in Dead Pigs’ Brains


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In a groundbreaking and controversial study, scientists have partially revived the brains of slaughtered pigs.

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Altering Memories to Treat Addiction


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Environmental cues can trigger powerful memories of substance use. What happens when those memories are disrupted?

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Could a Smartphone App Diagnose Your UTI Faster than the Lab?


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A new app could help diagnose urinary tract infections by analyzing fluorescent light reflected by urine samples.

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Meteoroids Pelting the Moon Reveal Water Trapped in Its Soil


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There’s water locked in lunar soil—and meteor showers have been knocking it out into space for billions of years.

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Israel’s Beresheet Spacecraft Crashes During Attempted Moon Landing


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With only a $100 million budget, the probe still successfully orbited the moon—a feat in and of itself.

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With ‘Problems Out There Waiting for Us,’ Public Health Practitioners Turn to AI for Help


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Scarce funding, ethical concerns, and other problems have limited the use of artificial intelligence to tackle public health issues. That’s starting to change.

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Feast Your Eyes on the First Image of a Black Hole


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At long last, astronomers have captured the world’s first image of a black hole, some 55 million light-years away.

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50,000-year-old fossils in the Philippines hint at a new species of early human


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Seven teeth, five hand and foot bones, and a partial femur point to a previously unknown population of early humans. Time will tell if it was truly a distinct lineage.

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Peanut Allergies are on the Rise. This Chemical Compound Could Prevent Life-Threatening Reactions.


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These molecules, designed to block immune cells from reacting to peanuts, could someday protect patients from the dangers of accidental exposure.

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Volcanoes’ Deadly Pyroclastic Flows Surf on Air to Achieve Super Speed


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After an eruption, DIY cushions of gas help searing torrents of gas, ash, and rock spread miles from their source within a matter of minutes.

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People are Terrible at Applying Sunscreen to the Spots That Might Matter Most


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The skin on our eyelids is where a disproportionate number of skin cancers occur, but we tend to consistently miss these areas when slathering on sunscreen and SPF moisturizers.

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New Fossils Might Capture the Moment of Mass Extinction That Wiped Out the Dinosaurs


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Fossils uncovered in North Dakota appear to preserve the catastrophic fallout of the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs–but experts remain cautious.

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Chatty birds may put their friends at risk of colliding with buildings


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Forty years and 70,000 bodies tell the grim tale of why some night-flying birds might crash into buildings more often than others.

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The Marathon Gene: Mutation May Explain Why Modern Humans Can Go the Distance


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Two to 3 million years ago, humans lost the use of a gene called CMAH. Around the same time, our species seemed to have developed an increased capacity for endurance running.

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Spiders and Squid Could Help Solve Our Global Plastic Problem


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As issues with mainstream plastic get more public attention, scientists turn to animals to innovate improvements and potential replacements.

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NOVA Wonders Exhibition at 2019 Cambridge Science Festival


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Radical ideas spread through social media. Are the algorithms to blame?


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Originally designed to drive revenue on social media platforms, recommendation algorithms are now making it easier to promote extreme content. Addressing this problem will require more than a technical fix.

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Saturn’s Innermost Moons Are Red Ravioli, Thanks to Its Rings


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The planet’s trademark rings appear to have played a crucial role in crafting the color and shape of some of its smallest moons.

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A New Male Birth Control Has Passed Human Safety Tests


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The oral pill fuses forms of progesterone and testosterone together in a hybrid hormone to curb sperm production. But the drug won’t be hitting shelves any time soon.

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1,500-Year-Old Trash Piles Hint at a Byzantine City’s Collapse


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The Byzantine-era settlement of Elusa might have been crippled by the effects of climate change decades before the Islamic conquests of the seventh century.

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Hurricane Maria Devastated Puerto Rico’s Forests at an Unprecedented Rate


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The tropical storm snapped and uprooted trees long thought to be the hardiest—and some of the most important for keeping carbon out of the atmosphere.

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First Monkey Born Via Sperm Extracted From Transplanted Testicular Tissue


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The new technique could help restore fertility in men who underwent damaging cancer treatments in childhood.

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Lack of diversity in genetic research could be costing us our health


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Large-scale genetic studies still draw mostly on data from people of European descent—and that’s bad for everyone.

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Can Artificial Intelligence Help Save the Natural World?


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AI-powered tools are giving conservationists new ways to combat the daunting, ongoing, human-caused problem of mass extinction. It won’t be easy.

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On the Asteroid Bennu, Surprising Activity and Rugged Terrain


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OSIRIS-REx’s mission to the asteroid has come across some surprising findings that might affect its ability to collect samples to bring back to Earth.

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Bacteria Get Funky in Space. Scientists Are Fighting With Metal.


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Bacteria, both good and bad, go wherever humans do. Understanding their quirks in outer space is key to preserving astronauts’ health.

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Sharing the Womb with A Male Twin Might Change the Trajectory of a Woman’s Life


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Having a male, rather than female, twin can impact a woman’s education, income, and family size—even if the two aren't raised together.

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Some Waterfalls Might Form Spontaneously. Here’s How.


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By modeling the flow of a gravel-filled river, researchers have shown that some waterfalls might be able to form on their own.

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Could Google Street View Help Track Gentrification?


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A new computer algorithm identifies exterior changes to buildings, helping researchers monitor rapidly changing neighborhoods in urban centers.

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A Solar Storm Rocked the Earth 2,700 Years Ago—and Left Traces in Greenland’s Ice


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Radioactive chemicals, preserved for thousands of years, reveal that a powerful solar storm swept over our planet around 660 BCE.

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Do Genes Dictate How Mice Cope With Trauma?


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Scientists have uncovered a gene that affects how mice encode fear-based memories—which could inform the study of psychiatric disorders like PTSD in humans.

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For Hyenas, Climbing the Social Ladder is Easier with Friends


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In these female-dominated clans, the name of the throne-toppling game might just be camaraderie.

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Humans are Driving Chimpanzee Culture Out of Existence


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Sophisticated chimpanzee behaviors like fishing, nut cracking, and bathing are fading in the presence of humans.

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What Prompted the Mass Sacrifice of Hundreds of Children and Llamas in Ancient Peru?


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Archaeologists think the ritual, which felled 137 children and 200 llamas, might have been motivated by recent natural disaster.

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The Algorithm Will See You Now: How AI is Helping Doctors Diagnose and Treat Patients


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Artificial intelligence researchers are building tools to quickly and accurately turn data into diagnoses. But practical limitations and ethical concerns mean humans should remain in charge.

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After Conquering Space, Water Bears Could Save the Global Vaccine and Blood Supply


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Special proteins that help tardigrades survive extreme conditions might be the key to extending the shelf life of life-saving pharmaceuticals.

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FDA Approves First Major New Depression Treatment in Decades


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Experts' opinions on the new drug, designed for people suffering from the most extreme forms of treatment-resistant depression and administered in the form of a nasal spray, are split.

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A second patient has entered long-term remission from HIV


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Twelve years after the first man was declared to be rid of HIV, a second patient has achieved a similar milestone, sparking hope that a cure may someday be possible.

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This Squid’s Glowing Microbes Can Reprogram Its Eyes From Afar


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A squid’s eye view of its own microbes shows the intimate link between a nocturnal sea-dweller and its cache of bioluminescent bacteria.

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Ground-Penetrating Radar Reveals Military Structures Buried Beneath Alcatraz Penitentiary


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Using non-invasive techniques, archaeologists have confirmed the presence of a coastal fortification beneath what was once the prison’s recreation yard.

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Battle Scars on Pluto and Charon Reveal the Solar System’s Origins


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Craters on Pluto and Charon hint at a surprisingly small number of tiny objects in the Kuiper Belt—which could rework theories on how the planets formed.

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Protein Clumping Drives ALS and Dementia. This New Method Could Prevent It.


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Scientists developed a method of “baiting” a protein that would otherwise ball up into toxic clumps and damage brain function.

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Thanks to Nanoparticle Injections, These Mice Can See in Infrared. Are We Next?


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With metal nanoparticles, infrared can be converted into visible light in the eyes of mice. If it can be applied in humans, this tech could eventually help treat colorblindness or lead to built-in night vision.

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Your Next Snowboard Could Come From a Plastic Bottle


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A new “upcycling” process could turn plastic bottles into higher-quality materials like snowboards and car parts.

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How Are We Preparing Students for Earth's Climate Future?


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Using video excerpts from NOVA Decoding the Weather Machine and climate change data from organizations like NASA, NOAA, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Choosing Earth's Climate Future helps students understand how choices made today will affect the extent of global climate change.

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Let a Snake-Inspired Robot Be Your Hero Today


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Snake robots might come in handy for surgery, search-and-rescue missions, and even space exploration—but they’re nothing without the slithering serpents that inspire their design.

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How Ocean Waves Can Help Keep Tabs on This Italian Supervolcano


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Sounds of the sea aren’t just for conch shells: They can help volcanologists map what’s beneath active volcanoes like Italy’s Campi Flegrei.

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When Keeping Flies at Bay, Zebras Can Thank Their Lucky Stripes


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To solve the mystery of zebra stripes, these researchers looked to a horse of a different color.

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Can Animals Survive on Minimal Sleep? For Fruit Flies, the Answer May Be Yes.


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Chronic sleep deprivation doesn’t seem to shorten the lives of fruit flies. But that doesn’t mean the same is true for other species.

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Deadly Indonesia Earthquake Reached Rare ‘Supershear’ Speed


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The exceptional speed of a 2018 earthquake may explain its catastrophic effects.

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Does AI Hold the Key to a New and Improved “Green Revolution” in Agriculture?


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Producing enough healthy food to feed the world—on a changing planet—is going to be a steep challenge. These researchers are giving farmers AI-driven techniques and tools to find solutions.

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How Does Microwaving Grapes Create Plumes of Plasma?


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No kitchen appliances were harmed in the writing of this article.

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Got a Penis? You Might Have Mom’s Placenta to Thank


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Hormones from the testes aren’t all it takes to trigger the growth of a penis: This growing appendage may need a helping hand from chemicals in the placenta.

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Forget GPS—This Robot Navigates Like an Ant


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The six-legged AntBot uses clues from the sun to scuttle straight home on the most efficient path.

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Three Rocket Trends That Failed to Launch


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Before email, there was rocket mail. Kind of.

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So long, snowman: Ultima Thule is flatter than we thought


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A new set of images beamed back from the New Horizons spacecraft reveals the unusual “pancake”-like shape of this Kuiper Belt Object.

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X-Ray “Gun” Identifies A Shipwreck’s 800-Year-Old Knockoff Ceramics


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Chemical analysis of qingbai wares aboard a Java Sea shipwreck identifies, with shocking precision, the origin of these ancient treasures.

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Scientists Unveil An Eco-Friendly Way to Disinfect Water Using Light


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A Chinese research team has developed a way to use light to purify water in half an hour without leaving behind metal pollutants.

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More Than 40 Mummies Found In Newly Discovered Egyptian Burial Site


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The mummies, which date between 323 B.C.E. and 30 B.C.E., mark the first of many Egyptian archaeological announcements in 2019.

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Deaf Children Begin Processing Information Differently in Infancy


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Being deaf from birth changes how a child interacts with the world in many ways. Even in their first year, deaf and hearing infants seem to process visual information differently.

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A bird’s eye view of quantum entanglement


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Scientists have long wondered how birds “read” Earth’s magnetic field to navigate. Some think entangled particles in birds’ eyes play a role.

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In a First, China Launches Weather Observation Rockets from a Robotic Ship at Sea


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Launching research rockets from crewless marine vehicles could mean improved access to atmospheric data over the oceans.

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Could Vodka, Chips, and Dairy-Free Milk Products Safeguard Peru’s Agricultural Diversity?


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Peru has a wealth of agricultural riches long maintained by farmers—among the world's poorest—in the high-altitude Andes. Efforts to value their stewardship are underway.

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Think You Know the Polar Vortex? Think Again.


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The relationship between climate change and the so-called “polar vortex” is complex. Let’s break it down.

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Seeing ‘evolution in real time’: Mice blend in to survive


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By watching a population of deer mice shift in the span of a single generation, scientists have captured evolution in action, connecting genes to survival in the wild.

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How People with Disabilities Are Using AI to Improve Their Lives


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Advances in artificial intelligence have spurred the development of smart devices to help people overcome physical and cognitive challenges. And, this may just be the beginning.

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Introducing: NOVA Science Studio


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To diversify the voices we hear in science communication, NOVA has created a program where access meets opportunity for underrepresented youth.

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Archaeologists Find New Way to Determine Sex of Cremated Individuals


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Archaeologists figured out how to determine sex from ancient, cremated bones. It may help forensic scientists identify modern wildfire victims.

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Not A Morning Person? There Might Be 350 Reasons Buried in Your Genome.


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If you’re more of a night owl, you might be more likely to suffer from mental health issues.

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Fish Use Physics to Avoid Running into Each Other


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Groups of birds and fish may harness fluid dynamics to keep just the right distance from each other. Understanding how could help engineers build better robots.

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A Record Number of Americans Understand That Global Warming Is Happening


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The findings show that national comprehension of climate change as an urgent problem is very much on the rise.

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Eavesdropping on Volcanoes’ Silent Symphonies Can Help Forecast Eruptions


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Low-frequency sounds produced by active volcanoes can reveal their changing internal architecture in the lead-up to explosion.

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Could Alzheimer’s Begin With Bacteria That Cause Gum Disease?


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New research indicates that some cases of Alzheimer’s disease may involve infection by Porphyromonas gingivalis, a bacterial species that’s best known for causing gum disease in the mouth.

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Six Stupendous Reasons to Appreciate the Heck Out of Squirrels


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Take a deep dive into the world of these surprisingly brainy, aerodynamic, nut-crazed critters.

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To Secure the Future of Food, Look to the Ancestors of Eggplant


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At the World Vegetable Center, experts are looking to the wild relatives of domesticated crops—like eggplant—to save the human diet from climate change.

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Did Facebook HQ Start the #10YearChallenge?


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The viral “#10YearChallenge” might seem like a harmless meme, but rumors are spreading that its intent might not be so benevolent.

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As Climate Change Reshapes the Antarctic, These Animals Might Fall First


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A new study paints a sobering picture of how the animals that inhabit the Antarctic will be affected by changing temperatures, sea ice levels, food availability, and more.

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Dispatches from Antarctica: Forever Changed by the Ice


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Coming back from Earth’s southernmost continent is just as disorienting as going there.

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This Rare Beetle Bucks Family Tradition—By Sucking the Life Out of Ants


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Their closest relatives hide in burrows to ambush their prey. But Ozaena beetles have taken a different tack: infiltrating ant nests.

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How Long Can A Bus-Sized Whale Shark Go Without Food?


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By analyzing small samples of whale shark blood and tissue, researchers can track their diets years back in time.

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AI Technology is Disrupting the Traditional Classroom. Here’s a Progress Report.


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Artificial intelligence has the potential to personalize learning at scale. The challenge: making sure it benefits everyone.

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Dispatches from Antarctica: Camp Bonney


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The NOVA team explores one of the most perplexing formations in the Antarctica Dry Valleys: Blood Falls.

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The Longest-Ever Government Shutdown is Affecting Public Health


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One of the results brewing out of the public eye is a public health stalemate, particularly for women and minorities.

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Behold, the Death of a Star—and the Birth of an Extra-Galactic Cow


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New evidence suggests that a mysterious supernova known as “The Cow” may offer a rare glimpse into the creation of a black hole or neutron star.

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In the World of Parrots, Nerdy Guys Get the Girls


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After watching males succeed at a series of puzzling tasks, female birds traded their simple-minded beaus for more cognitively competent partners.

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Could Nanofarms Really Transform Agriculture?


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Big indoor farms are attracting big investments. But transforming agriculture might depend on putting nanofarms everywhere—maybe even in your home.

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Dispatches from Antarctica: Penguin Day


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The NOVA team's attempt to film a penguin colony didn't quite go according to plan.

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Does A Universal Genetic Recipe for Monogamy Exist?


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By fine-tuning the expression of a similar set of genes, mammals, birds, frogs, and fish may have all capitalized on a common toolkit in the transition to monogamy.

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It's Not Just Us: Corals Also Thrive Best in Diverse Company


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Birds of a feather may flock together, but when it comes to corals, sometimes it helps to mix things up.

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You Shot a Rubber Band off Your Thumb. Why Didn’t Your Thumb Get Hit?


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The answer, it turns out, involves some pretty serious physics.

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Just in Time for the New Year, Ultima Thule Shows A Kiss Between Two Rocky Red Lobes


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Ultima Thule looks to be two reddish spheres stuck together. This configuration may capture an interaction critical to the formation of planets.

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New Year, New Horizons: NASA Celebrates Most Distant Space Encounter in History


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With Ultima Thule in the rearview mirror, NASA celebrates its most far-flung flyby to date.

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New Horizons Ultima Thule Flyby Updates


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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is about to fly by Ultima Thule, an object in the Kuiper Belt. NOVA reports live from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD.

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The women of NASA's New Horizons team are breaking boundaries—in more ways than one


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NASA is setting precedent for gender representation. Other dimensions of diversity, however, continue to be difficult to achieve.

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New Horizons is Approaching Ultima Thule. Here’s What You Need to Know.


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In preparation for the New Year’s Day flyby, catch up on the spacecraft’s 13-year journey through our solar system—and what might be up ahead.

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In 2020, the Latest Mars Rover Will Land on Jezero Crater


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Martian samples from the Jerezo creater could help refine our estimates of the ages of geologic features on planetary surfaces.

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Females May Soon Dominate This Turtle Population. Here’s Why That Spells Trouble.


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Temperature determines the sex of green turtle hatchlings. Changing climates may soon skew sex ratios dramatically, putting populations in danger.

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These Dinosaurs Kept Cool With Krazy-Straw-Shaped Noses


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Armored ankylosaurs like Panoplosaurus and Euoplocephalus had living air conditioners built into their noses, protecting their tiny brains from overheating.

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Scientists Engineer Houseplants to Soak Up Cancer-Causing Chemicals


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With an assist from genetic engineering, a common vine could someday serve as a crucial component of an indoor air filter.

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Sugar Can Keep Good Microbes From Colonizing Your Gut


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Simple sugars like fructose and glucose aren't just nutrients. They can also halt the production of proteins that foster the growth of beneficial gut microbes.

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This Wasp Can Recognize Faces. Others Aren’t So Lucky.


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Some types of paper wasps can tell individuals apart by facial features alone. Is the ability built in, or can it be learned?

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Chatty bacteria may be most vulnerable to viruses


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In a first, scientists have found that viruses that prey on microbes can understand the lingo of bacterial conversations—and may use the intel to time their attacks.

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Dispatches from Antarctica: Mt. Erebus, the Most Polar Extreme


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Beneath the frozen Antarctic ice, Earth’s plate tectonic machinery roars. Mt. Erebus, the southernmost active volcano in the world, is a window into this internal machinery.

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New Fossils Reveal the Predatory Lifestyle of Australia’s ‘Top Marsupial Carnivore’


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The first complete skeleton reconstruction of Thylacoleo carnifex, the “marsupial lion,” illuminates how this bizarre carnivore moved and ate.

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By 2030, Earth’s Climate Could Look Like It Did 3 Million Years Ago


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A planet-wide cooling trend that began nearly 50 million years ago is reversing due to climate change, scientists report.

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Parents Might Pass the Effects of Prozac on to Future Generations


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Treating zebrafish embryos with the active ingredient in Prozac can compromise the stress responses of generations to come.

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These Mice Weathered Space. Here’s What Happened to Their Immune Systems.


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A month of space flight might compromise the ability of mice to make disease-fighting antibodies—even after their return to Earth.

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Google says it built a ‘superhuman’ game-playing AI. Is it truly intelligent?


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Yes, Google’s self-teaching artificial intelligence software, AlphaZero, will probably trounce you at chess. But there’s far more to human smarts than a speedy checkmate.

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Is There Such A Thing as Probiotics for Paintings?


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Scientists are studying microbes that might be destroying—or saving—priceless works of art.

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Incarcerated People Remain Vulnerable to the Worst Ravages of a Warming World


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Harsh conditions inside U.S. prisons and jails have led to growing concerns about the unsustainability and climate vulnerability of mass incarceration.

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What Rodent Sperm Can Teach Us About Biodiversity


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When it comes to understanding the diversity of South American rodents, sperm might have a lot to say—if you’re willing to listen.

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Scientists Condemn Researcher's Use of CRISPR to Produce HIV-Resistant Babies


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If confirmed, this would be the first reported example of gene editing that has resulted in a live birth.

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This 33-Million-Year-Old Whale Sucked Up Food Like A Giant Vacuum


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After discarding their teeth, the ancestors of today’s filter-feeding whales may have fed by suction before evolving baleen.

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Not your mom’s genes: Mitochondrial DNA can come from Dad


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A new study provides compelling evidence that children can inherit mitochondrial DNA from both their parents.

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A Single Spine From This Cactus Can Lift a Half-Pound Slab of Pork


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The spines of the jumping cholla cactus slide in with ease, but they’re grueling to extract. You can thank their barbs.

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Cat tongues are covered in hundreds of body-cooling, moisture-wicking quill pens


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Contrary to popular belief, a cat’s tongue is nothing like sandpaper.

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Wombats poop in cubes. Scientists are figuring out how


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These stocky, waddling marsupials have baffled researchers for years with their block-shaped turds—but a team of mechanical engineers is now sniffing out the science behind nature’s most deviant defecators.

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Dispatches from Antarctica: Pupping Season for Weddell Seals


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The NOVA team in Antarctica visits Big Razorback Island, where a colony of playful seals give them an unforgettable experience.

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Could the Deadliest Wildfire in U.S. History Become the New Norm?


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“We now have mass-fatality wildfires—specifically civilian fatalities."

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Scientists Track “Social Jet Lag” Sleeping Habits With Twitter Data


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A two-year analysis of nearly a quarter of a million Twitter users reveals how Americans’ social lives are taking a toll on their sleep schedules.

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How Zika and Dengue Exploit the Mother-Child Relationship


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Due to the similarities between these closely-related viruses, mothers who have experienced Zika infections may have babies with a higher risk of suffering severe dengue, and vice versa.

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Dispatches from Antarctica: A New Reality


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Unpredictable weather and old-school internet create out of the ordinary conditions for living and research.

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Inside the Mind of a Red Sox Fan


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Sports like baseball help researchers to investigate the us-against-them mentality that characterizes many of our social and political groups.

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Is the F.D.A.-Approved Dsuvia As Dangerous As It Seems?


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The drug, called Dsuvia, is 10 times stronger than fentanyl and will be limited to medical use in hospitals and other supervised sites.

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Amazon Turtles Recovering, Thanks to Local Volunteers


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Forty years of community engagement has brought the freshwater turtles of Brazil back from the brink—but lack of funding may imperil conservation.

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Moths Muffle Bat Sonar with Sound-Absorbing Wings


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To shield themselves from bat echolocation, moths don an acoustic cloak of invisibility—using the sound-absorbing scales on their wings.

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Dispatches from Antarctica: A Windy, Alien Terrain


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As the C-17 plane door opened, NOVA’s science editor looked upon what looked like a painting of a faraway planet.

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It's Fall, Which Means It's Time for Gonorrhea


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The flu isn't alone: All infectious diseases might be seasonal, according to a new report.

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The Forecast on Energy-Efficient Cooling Just Got a Bit Sunnier


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Scientists are pioneering technology that may someday cool buildings without electricity, while harvesting solar energy at the same time.

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A Progesterone-Pumping Device Helps Frogs Regenerate Lost Limbs


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Twenty-four hours of the hormone progesterone can kickstart over nine months of limb regeneration in amphibian amputees.

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The Planet’s Getting Warmer. Can Plants Take the Heat?


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Brief exposures to high temperatures compromise rice plants’ ability to relay genetic information.

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This 100-Million-Year-Old Lizard Was the Size of A Paper Clip


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It may not have lived large, but in death, this never-before-seen Cretaceous reptile survived many millennia immortalized in amber.

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To Fight the Flu, Researchers Turn to Llamas


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Researchers have engineered antibodies derived from these woolly wonders to wallop multiple strains of flu virus.

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Dispatches from Antarctica: Part 2


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Members of the NOVA team are headed to Antarctica to report on science research at the bottom of the Earth. Here's their second dispatch.

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These Butt-Blasting Beetles Love to Cuddle


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These bugs, which are known for spraying their noxious beetle juice when attacked, huddle in clusters that seem to break the rules of biology.

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Reconstructed Rib Cage Offers Clues to How Neanderthals Breathed and Moved


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Researchers used modern technology to virtually reconstruct a 60,000-year-old Neanderthal rib cage, potentially shedding light on how these hominids interacted with their environment.

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Dogs Can Diagnose Malaria By Sniffing Socks


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Pooches sniffing out parasitic perfumes may help put an end to this deadly, mosquito-borne disease.

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What's Behind the Disgust Response?


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Among neuroscientists, disgust is seen as a motivational system that evolved to help us avoid dangers such as pathogens or toxins.

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Dispatches from Antarctica: Part 1


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Members of the NOVA team are headed to Antarctica to report on science research at the bottom of the Earth. Here's their first dispatch.

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Ship Noises Mute the Songs of Humpback Whales


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Drowned out by the din of passing ships, humpback whales attempting to breed off the coast of Japan are cutting their conversations short.

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After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s Internet Problems Go from Bad to Worse


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A year after Hurricanes Maria and Irma, telecommunications infrastructure problems in Puerto Rico persist.

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What Screen Addictions and Drug Addictions Have in Common


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New research shows that age-old concerns about the detrimental effects of screen time hold true.

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When Looking for Love, Darwin’s Finches Choose Mates Just Like Their Parents


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Bringing home fellas that look just like dad might be a red flag to some. But for Galápagos finches, a pairing like this might just do papa proud.

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Research Breathes New Life into the Possibility of Mars Habitability


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As a human, you'd suffocate on Mars. But is there enough oxygen on the Red Planet to support some other forms of multicellular life?

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NOVA's Going to Antarctica, and We Need Your Help!


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NOVA is traveling to Antarctica to meet penguins and we want your penguin questions!

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New Genetic Tools Unveil the Secret Life of Disease-Spreading Kissing Bugs


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Researchers are using DNA from kissing bug guts to track the complex spread of Chagas disease.

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Was this 150-Million-Year-Old Fossil the First Flesh-Eating Bony Fish?


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A newly discovered fossil sparks debate over the presence of fresh fish flesh in its diet.

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When Addiction Starts at the Dentist


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Opioid prescriptions can lead to addiction; research shows there are safer options that work better.

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Restoring Hope: Fighting the Opioid Crisis in Buffalo


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In Western New York, public health officials have organized a task force that’s giving people who suffer from opiate use disorder a new beginning.

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Mysterious Plane Crashes


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In this slide show, review a number of aircraft accidents whose definitive causes remain a matter of debate.

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Las Bahias Bioluminiscentes son una Luz para la Resiliencia de Puerto Rico


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This Observatory Protects Us From Asteroids Far, Far Away


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Arecibo Observatory is Earth's first line of defense against asteroids. It's still recovering from Hurricane Maria.

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Bioluminescent Bays Shine Light on Puerto Rico's Resilience


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By investigating the response of bioluminescent bays to Hurricane Maria, scientists are finding light in dark places.

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Hurricane Florence Will Likely Bring a Deluge of Rainfall to the Carolinas


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Hurricane Florence—a once-Category 4 storm with winds up to 130 miles per hour—had a trajectory atypical for a storm of its nature.

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Designing for a Better Death


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Scientists are helping designers avoid upsetting interactions the deceased's digital remnants and the grieving.

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Inside the Mind of a Left-Hander


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Left-handedness is much more than a trivial paw preference: It may be a useful lens through which to examine brain development.

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Commentary: Relief From Pain


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Teaching people about the complexity of fishes can inspire appropriate welfare reforms in terms of how we catch and kill them.

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Fish Have Feelings, Too


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Fish have emotions, social needs, and intelligence. Meet scientists exploring the inner lives of our aquatic friends.

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Time Dilation and Intergalactic Travel


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Scientists Find Enzyme That Could Help Create Universal Blood Type


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In a new study, researchers report that they used newly discovered gut bacteria enzymes to convert type A blood to type O at a rate faster than ever before. Omnipresent blood shortages could soon be no more.

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Study Finds Billions of Dollars in Home Value Lost to Rising Sea Levels


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New data shows that with rising sea levels and increased flooding, home values in the coastal tri-state area—encompassing Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey—have decreased by $6.5 billion since 2005.

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Tracking Opioids Beneath the Streets


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Sewage-sampling robots are delivering near real-time data about a community’s drug usage.

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A Fuming Glacier National Park Faces Long-Term Consequences


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Embers from the Howe Ridge Fire could affect the landscape even after its last plume of smoke is distinguished.

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The Nightmare of Sleep Paralysis


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Neuroscientists are discovering that there may be more to sleep paralysis than we once thought.

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FDA Approves First-Ever RNAi Drug


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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first-ever drug based on RNA interference, or RNAi. The drug targets a rare genetic disease, which impairs heart and nerve function.

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Researchers Comb Through Millions of Genetic Variants to Find Disease Risk


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A new study shows it's possible to predict whether a person is at a high risk of developing a disease based on millions of changes across their genome.

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A Putrid, Green Bloom of Goo Is Infiltrating Florida


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In Florida, a state of emergency has been declared over a blue-green algae and red tide scare that’s massacring populations of fish and other wildlife.

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5 of the Biggest Puzzles about the Universe


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How Redshift Revealed the Universe


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Astronomers Discover Incredible Magnetism in Rogue Planet


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How Genetic Differences Could Make Schools Better


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Understanding how students differ could change the educational process, but not in obvious ways.

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Potential Alzheimer’s Drug Shows Promise, But Falls Short


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The study's design has raised questions about the efficacy of the new drug, known as BAN2401.

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Can the World’s Elite Warriors Save the Oceans?


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Special forces veterans are rebuilding damaged coral reefs and, in the process, healing their own wounds.

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Is Code Free Speech?


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Is code, as an artificial language, subject to the same regulations as natural language? A landmark legal settlement is bringing up the question yet again.

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What the Physics?! Trailer


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Miles of Water Found on Mars. Could It Support Life?


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It might be a breakthrough discovery in the search for extraterrestrial life.

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Female Science YouTube Hosts Really Do Get Nastier Comments


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One researcher traversed a version of hell, personally analyzing over 23,000 YouTube comments.

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Florida Republican’s Bill Would Replace Gas Tax with Carbon Tax


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Florida Representative Carlos Curbelo's proposed tax bill would add three to 11 cents to a gallon of gas, for example, and use the extra proceeds to bolster the nation’s ailing infrastructure.

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Massachusetts Court Evades Answer to Whether Addiction a Defense


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Astronomers Looking for Planet Nine Discover 12 More Moons Orbiting Jupiter


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The small satellites have some seriously funky orbits.

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The Daunting, Dangerous Task of Unearthing Colombia’s Landmines


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Ridding Colombia of landmines may require a multi-pronged mix of traditional and ground-breaking technology.

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California Cuts Emissions as Its Economy Booms


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California’s economic growth recently outpaced the United Kingdom to become the fifth largest GDP in the world. And it did so while going green.

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Blazar-Made Intergalactic 'Ghost' Heralds New Era in Astronomy


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Detecting one of the cosmos' smallest particles now allows us to “feel” the universe.

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The Coral Reefs We Depend On Most May Fall First


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Could the Physics of Free Throws Have Won the Cavs the Finals?


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Basketball is a game of trajectories, which means there's a formula for the perfect free throw.

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How Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Sides on Science Issues


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Researchers Create First-Ever In-vitro Rhino Embryos To Save Species


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Clever Chemistry Could Capture Carbon Dioxide While Producing Hydrogen Fuel


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Scientists now say that holding climate to less than 3.6˚ F warming worldwide—the threshold for dangerous warming—will almost certainly require sucking greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere.

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The FDA Just Approved Its First-Ever Cannabis-Based Drug


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We Lost a Florida's Worth of Tropical Forests in 2017


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The loss follows a record-high 41.7 million acres in 2016, adding additional strain on climate change mitigation efforts and undermining recent attempts in rainforest conservation.

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Can Wind Turbines Make You Sick?


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Cities’ Climate Change Lawsuit Against Big Oil Dismissed


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In the absence of federal action on climate change, some cities around the country have sued oil companies for costs incurred preparing for and responding to climate change crises. Now, that strategy is in question.

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Thirty Years Ago Today, Global Warming First Made Headline News


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In 1988, building on global concerns about deforestation, acid rain, and damage to the ozone layer from certain synthetic chemicals, global warming jumped from an esoteric news item to front pages.

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K2 Mission Finds 80 Possible Planets in Record Time


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Researchers from MIT used an algorithm to quickly identify 80 possible exoplanets amid 50,000 stars.

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New Middle Eastern Particle Accelerator's Motto is "Science for Peace"


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Psychological Damage Inflicted By Parent-Child Separation is Deep, Long-Lasting


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Here's what happens in the brain and the body when a child is forcibly separated from his or her parents.

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Extraordinary Star-Swallowing Event Aids Detection of Mid-Sized Black Holes


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Until recently, scientists had only been able to observe luminous, supermassive black holes and smaller, stellar black holes. But now, they've found the missing link between them.

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In a First, Scientists Discover Oceanic Manta Ray Nursery


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Lasik Surgery Patients Suffer Serious Side Effects


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Bioelectricity's Potential


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Deciphering bioelectricity promises to revolutionize our understanding of how the human body develops and regenerates.

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Cure or Carcinogen? CRISPR-Cas9 May Cause Cancer


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New Breast Cancer Therapy Is a "Win for Society"


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Scientists have announced two big findings that could dramatically change how breast cancer is treated.

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FCC Officially Repeals Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules


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The Federal Communications Commission has officially repealed Obama-era net neutrality rules that required Internet providers to offer equal access to all web content.

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The Supercomputer That Could Map the Human Brain


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A planned “exascale” supercomputer may be powerful enough to map the human brain.

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Drone Monitoring of Volcanoes Could Improve Warning Times


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Drones can go where volcanologists can’t, giving researchers access to potentially life-saving data.

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One Quadrillion LHC Collisions Lead to a Rare Discovery


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Scientists just identified a handful of weird and rare instances in which a Higgs boson was created at the same time as a top quark/antiquark pair.

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Hurricane Maria-Related Deaths May Be 70 Times Official Estimate


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A new study by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers and other institutions suggests that the number of deaths caused by Maria in a three-month period (from impact onward) could figure around 4,600 people.

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Does Dark Matter Ever Die?


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A new theory suggests that dark matter may be more dynamic than we currently assume.

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Ebola Vaccine Could Ease Outbreak, But Risk to Cities is High


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FDA Approves New Medication for Severe Migraines


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How CRISPR is Spreading Through the Animal Kingdom


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Gene editing with CRISPR is so fast, cheap, and adaptable that scientists in a variety of fields are putting it to use.

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Lizards Are Mysteriously Evolving Toxic Green Blood


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Some lizards have alien-like green slime pumping through their scaly bodies, but scientists don't know exactly why.

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Rebel Asteroid Found Flying Backwards Near Jupiter


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Scientists have discovered a permanent visitor from interstellar space cruising through our solar system.

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Explosive Eruption in Hawaii May Signal New Phase of Activity


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The overnight explosion may be the start of a more violent period in Kilauea’s eruption.

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Could You Upload Your Brain?


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Can AI Learn to Understand Emotions?


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Analyzing emotions in real time is a mathematical challenge of astronomical proportions. Are computers up to the task?

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Memories Successfully Transplanted from One Snail to Another


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Geysers on Europa Found in 20-Year-Old Space Probe Data


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Centuries-Old Caricature Drives Divide in Breastfeeding Rates


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AI Lets Scientists See Through Cell Membranes


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Current techniques for visualizing cells are limited, costly, and damaging to the very cells being studied. A new model hopes to change that.

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Searching for Life Beyond Earth, Finding Our Dreams Instead


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Our search for life beyond Earth is more than scientific—it’s a quest to find our perfect selves.

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The Black Hole Information Paradox


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U.S. Cities Are Losing 36 Million Trees a Year


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The loss of trees could make cities hotter, polluted, and more stressful.

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We May Be Able to Outsmart Superbugs Using Their Own Defenses


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Unprecedented Fossil Provides New Understanding of Bird Evolution


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A remarkably intact skull from the dinosaur-era bird is giving paleontologists valuable insights into avian history.

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Can You Change Your Microbiome?


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Boosting beneficial microbes sounds simple enough, but the benefits for healthy people are hard to pin down.

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360° Dive into a Black Hole


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Ever wonder what it would be like to fall into a black hole? Dive in for a 360° adventure.

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Can Probiotics Prevent Deadly Infections in Preemies?


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Doctors are treating premature babies with beneficial bacteria to stave off a deadly infection. But does it work?

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Scientists Draw New Spider Web Family Tree


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A new study challenges the idea that orb-weaving spiders have a single common ancestor.

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Choose Your Own Adventure into a Black Hole


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The FDA is Cracking Down on the 'iPhone Of E-Cigarettes'


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Surgeon Takes On Organ Shortage With Twice-Owned Kidneys


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Map Of One Billion Stars Could Revolutionize Our Understanding of Space


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To Communicate With Apes, We Must Do It On Their Terms


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Scientists have long tried to teach apes to speak or sign in human language. But what if we studied their language?

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Extreme Diver Community Evolved Spleens Similar to Seals


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The Bajau people appear to have developed heritable adaptations that imitate the diving features of seals.

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Diamonds In Meteorite May Come From ‘Lost’ Planet


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This Machine Learning System Thinks About Music Like You Do


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Solar Power Could Reinvent the Shipping Industry—If We Let It


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The shipping industry is the world’s sixth-largest source of greenhouse gas pollution.

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Scientists Accidentally Make Super-Efficient Plastic-Eating Enzyme


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NASA's TESS Spacecraft Will Scan the Sky For Exoplanets


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Local Magnetic Fields Confuse Sea Turtles Heading Home


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Sea turtles returning home to breed are misguided by local magnetic fields, creating some unusual genetic patterns.

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AI Trained to Act Like a Dog


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Researchers attached measuring sensors to a dog to record how it behaved—and then trained an AI system to act like a dog.

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Seismic Cloak Successfully Deflects Earthquake Waves


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Engineers are experimenting with a variety of ways to cloak vital infrastructure—even entire cities—from earthquakes.

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Sign Up for NOVA Wonders Events


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Check out the schedule of NOVA Wonders events this April and May.

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Protein in Birds' Eyes Helps Them 'See' Earth's Magnetic Field


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Called Cry4, the protein belongs to a group known to regulate circadian rhythms, or biological sleep cycles.

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Elderly People Can Produce As Many New Neurons As Teens


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The human hippocampus creates new neurons throughout a person’s lifetime—but most scientists thought that this process doesn't happen as readily to older people past middle age.

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Ecologists Use Astronomy to Track Endangered Species


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An astronomer and an ecologist developed a system of drones and infrared cameras that could better keep track of endangered African animals.

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Would You Give the Government Your Genome?


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Estonia has become the first nation to provide state-sponsored genetic testing and advice to 100,000 of its 1.3 million residents.

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Researchers Find Black Hole 'Village' at Center of Milky Way


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After years of prediction and accumulating information, astrophysicists have unveiled the first evidence of a black hole village—and it exists right in the middle of our galactic neighborhood.

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How Landowners Helped Save the Rogue


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One conservation organization is turning to digitized data to restore Oregon’s Rogue River.

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New Experiment Will Attempt to Clean Up Space Junk


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Over 7,500 tons of space junk—from old spacecraft to flecks of paint—looms above our heads.

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April Fools' Day Game: Fake or Physics?


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Chinese Space Station Will Fall to Earth This Weekend


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Its parts could scatter within about 400 miles of its ground track—the path that the spacecraft takes as it projectiles through the sky at (currently) a speed of 15,000 miles per hour.

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Thanks to Climate Change, the Sahara is Inching South


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The desert, which is roughly the size of the United States, has grown by about 10% in the last century, in large part thanks to climate change.

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Astronomers Find Galaxy with Almost No Dark Matter


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A small, distant galaxy is challenging everything we thought we knew about galaxy formation.

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Quantum Gambling and the Nature of Reality


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American physicist David Bohm proposed an entirely new way of understanding quantum physics—but that had been proven impossible 20 years before, by John von Neumann, the greatest mathematical genius alive.

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Scientists Discover New Human Organ By Chance


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A routine endoscopy—a procedure that involves inserting a camera into a person’s intestinal tract—may have led to the discovery of a previously unknown human organ.

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Pacific Garbage Patch May Be 16 Times Bigger Than Once Thought


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In the vast stretch of ocean between California and Hawaii, there’s a patch of plastic twice the size of Texas—and it’s between four and 16 times the size scientists previously thought.

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GMO Crops Have an Unintended Side-Effect: Protecting Non-GMOs


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In a new study, which examined the landscapes of pests radiating from GMO crops, researchers found that GMO crops are enabling non-GMOs to flourish with fewer pesticides.

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Rare Form of Amnesia Linked to Fentanyl Overdoses is Spreading


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A rare and frightening form of overdose-induced amnesia continues to spread in Massachusetts, with 18 confirmed cases, according to a recently-published New England Journal of Medicine report.

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Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies


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Now, two northern white rhinos remain: Najin, Sudan’s daughter, and Fatu, Sudan’s granddaughter.

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The Self-Driving Uber Crash—What Does It Mean?


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For the first time, an autonomous vehicle has struck and killed a human.

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New Stem Cell Treatment for MS is a 'Game-Changer'


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The treatment, involving a combination of chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation, has kept 49 of 52 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients in remission for three years.

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Remembering Stephen Hawking


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Can We Colonize Mars?


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Elon Musk is calling for drastic action. He wants humans to colonize Mars—stat.

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Nearly Every Brand of Bottled Water Contains Microplastics


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A recent study found that almost every major brand of bottled water is contaminated with particles of plastic.

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Vaping May Lead Teens to Adopt Smoking Habits


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A recent study shows that e-cigarettes may be doing more harm than good––especially when it comes to teens.

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What Do We Lose If We Lose Wild Axolotls?


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Axolotls could revolutionize medicine, but their wild cousins are critically endangered.

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Stephen Hawking, Dead at Age 76, Left "Indelible Imprint" on Physics


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Stephen Hawking, the preeminent physicist whose unmistakable voice and brilliant conjectures about the cosmos transformed our understanding of the universe, died at the age of 76.

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Super-Powered Styrofoam Substitute Could Change How We Insulate Homes


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What we need is an insulation alternative that is effective, non-hazardous, and environmentally friendly, and this new material seems to fit the bill.

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DNA Origamists Folded These Nanobots to Snuff Out Cancer


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Chinese and American scientists are using DNA origami technology to snuff-out cancer with microscopic precision.

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This Article Arrived To You Via Tesseract


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The book "A Wrinkle in Time"—and presumably the movie—is laced with science, but is it accurate?

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Do We Live in a Multiverse?


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Scientists Want to Turn the Sun Into Massive Lens for a Telescope


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Current technology has given us breathtaking imagery, but to detect what’s hiding in deep space, telescopes are very limited.

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Opioids May Not Relieve Pain Better than Non-Opioid Medications


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According to a new randomized trial of 240 patients, opioids are no better at killing chronic pain than safer drugs.

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Gene Sequencing Speeds Diagnosis of Deadly Newborn Diseases


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Newborn genetic diseases are often swiftly fatal, but gene sequencing can help doctors make life-saving diagnoses.

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This $42 Million-Dollar Timekeeping Device Runs for 10 Millennia


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Could this “10,000-year clock,” which looks like it’s straight out of a Star Trek episode or the set of Interstellar, inspire people to start thinking long-term?

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Google's 72-Qubit Quantum Computer Could Make History


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Google is now leading the charge in the race to develop a computer capable of numerical tasks far beyond what the first programmers ever would’ve thought possible.

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Single Gene May Dramatically Reverse Age-Related Mental Decline


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With people living longer than ever, can science give us a means to defy age, and keep our minds intact?

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What is Dark Matter? A New Clue


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Ancient Egyptians May Have Worn the World’s First Tattoos


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At over 5,000 years of age, these soot-based tattoos push back the evidence for tattooing in Africa by a millennium.

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Brain Quenches Thirst Long Before Body Hydrates


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It takes 10 to 15 minutes for the body to hydrate, so why do animals stop drinking water within one minute? The brain must somehow alert the body that thirst-relief is on the way.

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Signals From the First Stars Could Show Hints of Dark Matter


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When the universe first went from dark to light, 180 million years after the Big Bang, the particles in the cold gas throughout the universe seem to have bumped up against their dark-matter cousins.

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Rethinking Science’s Magic Number


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For generations, scientists have relied on one number to determine the value of their research. Now, some are considering alternatives.

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Temperatures at the North Pole Rose to the Melting Point This Weekend


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Dogs Can Tell the Difference Between Happy and Angry Faces


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Neanderthals Could Be the World's Oldest Artists


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The recent discovery of cave art predating human settlement is challenging the age-old narrative that symbolism makes us human.

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"We Had 19 Years to Prevent This Tragedy"


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Massive New Study Finds Antidepressants Work Better Than Placebo


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Experts Don't Really Know Where These Flamingos Are Coming From


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Personal Care Products Could Be a Major Contributor to Air Pollution


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Black Hole Star Cake


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Q&A with Greg: Black Holes, Consciousness, Greg's Research, and More!


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The Case for Representation


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Celebrating the discoveries, creativity, joy, and passion that underrepresented groups have brought to math and science is critical to unlocking students’ potential.

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The Upper Boundary of Human Potential


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Atomic Rockets Could Be NASA’s Best Bet for Getting Humans to Mars


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The atomic revival has renewed a Cold War-era competition among the United States, Russia, and China to reach the next landmark in space—this time, the red planet.

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Will Cryptocurrencies Spy on Us or Set Us Free?


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The Biggest Puzzle in Physics: Reconciling Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity


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Cryptocurrencies Are Interfering with the Search for ET


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Bee-Brained Robot Reveals Nature's Navigation Secrets


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Linguists Discover New Language Spoken By Just 280 People


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Meet the Extreme Geoengineers of Ancient Times


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Archaeologists discovered 60,000 previously unknown Mayan buildings, homes, agricultural adaptations, and pyramids using LIDAR.

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Researchers Grow Human Eggs to Maturity in a Lab


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How VR Helped Archaeologists Excavate a Fossil-Rich Submerged Cave


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Bringing Change to the Food System with Blockchain


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The technology behind the bitcoin cryptocurrency could make the trip from farm to table more transparent.

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Falcon Heavy Could Launch Humans Beyond Earth Orbit


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Scientists Confirm Existence of Superionic Water


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Positive Train Control Could Have Prevented Deadly Crash


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Wearable Technology May Help Make Football Safer


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Criminal Sentencing Algorithm No More Accurate Than Random People on the Internet


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Residents of Cape Town Are Counting Down to 'Day Zero'


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New Blood Test Detects Toxic Proteins Linked to Alzheimer's


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How to See Quantum with the Naked Eye


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Boosting Desalination with the Sun


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Solar power could open the floodgates for desalination, giving people access to clean, cheap water.

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Amnesia Related to Opioid Overdoses Creeps Beyond New England


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A new syndrome of brain damage first recognized in 14 patients in Massachusetts has now turned up in West Virginia. Is it the tip of the iceberg?

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Massive Superpods of Bottlenose Dolphins Are Gathering Near South African Coast


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Should We Intentionally Manipulate the Earth's Climate?


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Fossilized Jawbone Hints at a Much Earlier Exodus from Africa


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Scientists uncover a jawbone between 177,000 and 194,000 years old—making it the earliest modern human anyone has ever found outside of Africa.

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New Brain Imaging Tech May Give Doctors More Time to React to Strokes


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Video: What's Inside a Black Hole?


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Finding Future Tech in an Ancient Art


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The ancient art is driving a revolution in materials science and robotics.

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Cancer Tumors Could Help Explain the Explosion of Life on Earth


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The change might have started within animals’ own biology, based on evidence from proteins found in tumours.

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New Drug Could Bring Hope to Those At Risk For Huntington's Disease


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Google's Arts and Culture App Turns You Into a Work of Art


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Your lookalike could end up being a painting from the 18th century. Or Benjamin Franklin.

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Unusual Weather May Have Caused Antelope Mass Death in 2015


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NASA Scientists Figure Out How to Navigate Space Using Pulsars


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Creative Thought Has a Distinct Pattern in the Brain


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Facebook Is Shrinking Our News Feed Reach. What’s Next?


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Hunting Monster Black Holes


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Physicists are searching for signs of supermassive black holes at the center of galaxies—and they may be close to finding them.

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Sensors Could Reduce Food Suppliers' (Unintended) Wastefulness


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Ocean 'Dead Zones' Have Quadrupled Since 1950


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Can You 'Catch' Violence?


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How Citizen Scientists Discovered the Strangest Star in the Galaxy


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Amateurs helped discover Tabby’s star, suggesting that citizen scientists might be the x-factor in discoveries to come.

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Big Idea of 2017: Sun, Moon, and Spacecraft


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Big Idea of 2017: The Internet Is Making Us Vulnerable


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Big Idea of 2017: Cosmic Discoveries in Space and Time


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Big Idea of 2017: More Climate Problems and More Climate Solutions


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Bacterial Tug of War May Cause Acne


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New Biosensor Could Help Identify Antibiotic-Producing Bacteria


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In the Future, Seaweed Could Become Part of Your Daily Commute


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Chemical Analysis Can Help Scientists Decode the Tree of Life


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A team of scientists used chemical analysis to complement the genetic tree of the Espeletia genus, a group of perennial shrubs.

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Massive 2016 Botnet Attack Traced to Video Game Grudges


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How Math Can Help Detect Gerrymandering


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Learn how geometry can be used to detect gerrymandering.

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Plants Can Pass Out Just Like Humans


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Egypt Is Opening a 3,500-Year-Old Tomb to Promote Tourism


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Tombs discovered in the 1990s by a German archaeologists are now being opened for the public's enjoyment.

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This Test Could Give Cancer Patients a More Personalized Prognosis


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Pacemakers Fail More Often Than Manufacturers Acknowledge


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Brains of Bilingual People Solve Math Problems Differently


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Bilingual people rely on visuo-spatial pathways when solving math problems—something not seen in monolingual people.

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Video: How Much Does a Thought "Weigh"?


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Researchers use migratory bats to track Ebola


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In Florida, Hurricane Preparation Helped Prevent Overdoses


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First Nuclear Chain Reaction Changed the World 75 Years Ago Today


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The world’s first manmade nuclear reaction took place in a primitive reactor known as the Chicago Pile.

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Women More Likely to Have Strokes Than Men


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Will Surgery and Anesthesia Harm Your Memory?


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Doctors aren't ready to discount the possibility that surgery could have lasting cognitive effects.

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New Lightning Detector in Space Could Revolutionize Meteorology


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Scientists Reverse Arrow of Time in Quantum Experiment


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The idea of unidirectional time––time that does not solely move forward––seems to hold true for life and objects on a human scale.

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EPA Approves Release of Disease-Fighting Mosquitoes


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Astronomers Have Identified a Space Rock From Outside Our Solar System


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Chernobyl Reactor Was Destroyed By a Nuclear—Not Steam—Explosion


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An analysis of xenon isotopes is challenging our understanding of what happened during the Chernobyl disaster.

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New Video Shows CRISPR Cutting DNA in Two


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FDA Approves Device to Help with Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms


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The opioid epidemic affects millions of Americans each year, but a newly approved device may make it easier for people to break their addictions.

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VIDEO: How to Unbox & Build The Universe


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‘Seeing’ Nature’s Voice


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Can artificial intelligence help wildlife biologists find the last of a rare and treasured species of frog?

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Mini Space Shuttle 'Dream Chaser' Completes Successful Test Flight


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IUDs May Lower Risk of Cervical Cancer By 30%


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Video: Can We Measure Consciousness?


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Two Species of Seahorses Found Living in the Thames River


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Wilderness Burials May be Better for the Environment and Boost Conservation


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These Sheep Learned to Recognize Pictures of Obama and Other Celebrities


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Enceladus' Ocean Could Be Old Enough to Host Life


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One of Iceland's Biggest Volcanoes May Be Poised for Eruption


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Cosmic-Ray Muons Reveal Hidden Void in the Great Pyramid


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The gaping hole could help answer questions about how the ancient wonder was built.

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Why Was 2017’s Hurricane Season So Intense?


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After a quiet start, August and September quickly became filled with violent storms. What drove the change?

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To Corals, Plastic Might Taste Like Food


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New Wormhole Could Resolve the Black Hole Information Paradox


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A new theory is percolating among physicists that presupposes the existence of a traversable wormhole.

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Researchers Turn Waste Toilet Paper into Electricity Source


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Molecular Fossils Offer Universal Way to Track Climate Change


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Ghosts in the Machine


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AI systems don’t think exactly like humans, but the algorithms can—and do—play favorites.

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Hurricane Relief Drones Could Put Eyes In the Sky


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Seal Whisker Geometry Could Inspire Stronger Underwater Structures


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Data Scientists Use Social Media to Map Hurricane Irma’s Flooding


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Antarctic Invertebrates are Being Evicted After 20 Million Years


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Live Cam May Show True Status of Atlantic Cod Fishery


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Could Brain Scans Determine Guilt or Innocence in Court?


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Astronomical ‘Rosetta Stone’ to Change Our Understanding of the Universe


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Astronomers captured two colliding neutron stars that emitted both gravitational and electromagnetic waves.

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Female Dolphins Prevent Unwanted Fertilization with Complex Vaginas


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Yellowstone Supervolcano May Erupt Sooner Than Anticipated


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New research shows that the last time the volcano erupted was after two large influxes of magma filled the reservoir under the caldera—and that process may take less time than previously thought.

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Using Artificial Intelligence to Spot Hospitals’ Silent Killer


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Sepsis contribues to as many as 50% of hospital deaths. But a new tool could help doctors spot it before it's too late.

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Scientists Detect 'Missing' Half of Universe's Normal Matter


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Honey Found to Contain Pesticides Implicated in Bee Population Collapse


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More Priceless Ancient Artifacts Found at Famed Antikythera Shipwreck


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Universal Flu Vaccine Entering Human Trials


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Farewell, Cassini


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Applause for the demise of a ship is not a typical reaction, but this wasn't a typical voyage.

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Physicists Confirm That We're Not Living In a Computer Simulation


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Scientists have discovered that it's impossible to model the physics of our universe on even the biggest computer.

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Octopuses Build a 'City' of Shells


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Social Media and the Fight to Save Iraq’s Past—and Future


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After ISIS was routed from Mosul, archaeologists and locals are restoring the storied city’s cultural heritage.

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Precise Electrical Stimulation May Lift Patients from Vegetative States


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This Animal Sleeps But Has No Brain


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Flint Water Tied to Fetal Death and Lower Fertility Rates


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New Laser-Based Sensor Could Make Autonomous Vehicles More Aware of Their Surroundings


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Gravity Could Be the Result of Random Quantum Fluctuations


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If this theory is true, quantum mechanics might be more fundamental to the structure of the universe than gravity itself.

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Playing Football Before Age 12 Could Lead to Cognitive and Mood Disorders


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Commentary: Unsolicited and Unwelcome, Climate Denial Comes to Schools


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Some political organizations are attempting to spread climate change denial in classrooms. Stephanie Keep from The National Center for Science Education discusses how science educators can fight back.

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What Saturn Can Tell Us About Earth—and Beyond


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As Cassini braced for Friday’s crash landing into Saturn, NASA scientists reflected the 20 year mission.

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Saturn's Polar Mystery


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Can We Make New Phones from Nothing But Old Ones?


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Apple has an ambitious plan to make new devices using only recycled products. What will it take?

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Tap Water May Reduce Risk of Dementia


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Track Cassini's Final Moments Orbiting Saturn


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The Cassini spacecraft will end its 20 year mission to observe Saturn by plunging into the gas giant's outer atmosphere.

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Genetic Study Reveals How Humans Are Still Evolving


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Researchers study gene variations across generations to track longevity and human evolution.

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Asthma Medication May Lower Risk of Parkinson's


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Northern Lights May Have Driven Whales to Strand Themselves


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Finding Alternatives to Opioids


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As the opioid crisis continues to unfold, doctors and scientists are exploring other ways of fighting pain.

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Awe and Wonder at the Eclipse


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Eclipse watchers cheered as the moon covered the sun in a coast-to-coast total eclipse.

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Why Was Hurricane Harvey's Rainfall So Extreme?


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Atmospheric conditions conspired with warm waters to produce one of the most catastrophic floods in recent history.

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People Who Follow Low-Fat Diets Have Higher Mortality Rates, Study Says


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Excess carbohydrates—not total and saturated fats—are more harmful for human longevity, according to a new diet study.

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Penguins Use Calls to Form Groups While They Hunt


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Too Much Pollution for One Place


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Emissions from waste treatment facilities and power plants contribute to a slow-motion public health disaster in Chester, PA.

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Watching the 2017 Solar Eclipse


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Across America, people watched the solar eclipse. Catch up on what happened here.

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Chimps Play Rock-Paper-Scissors Like a Four-Year-Old Human


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Hybrid Dinosaur May Change How We Understand Dinosaur Evolution


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Anyone Can Be Trained to Hallucinate, and That’s Teaching Scientists About Perception


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We may all be susceptible to hallucinations—and they’re not that different from how our brain interprets actual events.

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Undergraduate Discovers 91 Volcanoes Hiding Under Antarctica's Ice Sheet


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Can Government Keep Up with Artificial Intelligence?


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Artificial intelligence research is moving quickly. Can the government move quickly enough to effectively regulate it?

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“Ape Who Went to College” Dies


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Alcohol May Boost Memory Formation After Learning


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Scientists Have New Understanding of How Animals See Color


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Deadly New Strain of Anthrax Stalks Chimps in Tropical Africa


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Flint Pipes Released As Much As 18 Grams of Lead Per Household


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Microwaving Your Kitchen Sponge Won't Save You from Microbes


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Microbiologists in Germany used DNA sequencing to determine which types of microbes were living on sponges and a special type of laser-powered microscopy to see where they were breeding.

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First Possible Exomoon Is the Size of Neptune


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How Dust Built the Universe


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Astronomers are uncovering the role of dust in creating our universe—and in helping us understand it.

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Should Testosterone Be Regulated in Female Athletes?


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Scientists debate the ethics of regulating female athletes’ testosterone levels.

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Sperm Count is Decreasing in Rich Nations—and No One Knows Why


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An obvious decrease in sperm count amongst richer nations is showing no sign of slowing.

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The Moon’s Interior Might Be Wet


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'Living Drug' Therapies Could Revolutionize Cancer Treatment


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Elastic Electrodes Promise More Powerful, Longer-Lasting Batteries


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Can Dogs Predict Seizures?


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Many patients and parents swear by seizure alert dogs, but there's scant evidence to suggest they work as expected.

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76% of All Plastic Ever Made Has Already Been Discarded


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Why Elephants Can’t Run 373 Miles Per Hour


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Scientists 'Teleport' Photons Into Space For the First Time


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How Our Ancient Origins Are Guiding Modern Medicine


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Ancient DNA can help scientists devise new, personalized treatments for rare and common diseases.

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Antarctica Finally Lets Loose Iceberg the Size of Delaware


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An iceberg the size of Delaware split from Antarctica in July 2017, capping weeks of speculation as to when the shelf would break loose.

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Coffee May Extend Your Life…But There’s a ‘But’


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Coffee may not make you immortal, but recent studies show a correlation between coffee consumption and longevity—even for decaf drinkers.

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Mystery of Ultrastrong Roman Concrete Solved


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Scientists analyzed the chemistry of the ruins from four sites along Italy’s Mediterranean coast, discovering that the Roman concrete was made of rare volcanic ash, minerals, lime, and chunks of volcanic rock.

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Protecting A Little More Land Could Save A Lot More Biodiversity


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By applying algorithms to giant datasets traits, researchers found more efficient strategies for conserving biodiversity.

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Can Cheap Computing Put the Internet Everywhere?


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To make the Internet of Things possible, computer chips will need to get cheap, fast.

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New Fossils Push Back Earliest Single-Celled Skeletons 200 Million Years


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These 810 million-year-old fossils suggest early marine life protected itself by making skeletons from phosphorus.

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Light-Treated Graphene Creates Water-Powered Creepy Crawler


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Gecko-Inspired Robotic Gripper Could Snag Space Junk


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New Multi-Colored Photons Could Dramatically Increase Computing Speeds


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Fake News is Spreading Thanks to Information Overload


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We’re being overwhelmed by social media posts—and our judgement is suffering as a result.

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Is There Hope for Planet X?


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Massive and distant, Planet X is theorized to lurk in the outer solar system. But after a recent study, things look dark for icy, distant X.

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How to Minimize Summer Slide


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Is summer slide a given? Or are there ways to prevent students from losing important progress in academic skills – such as reading – during the summer months when there are fewer resources and less guidance to support them?

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Zika May Have a Startlingly High Sexual Transmission Rate


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In a pilot study, 12 out of 16 monkeys exposed to Zika through sexual routes became infected.

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Body’s Own Intracellular Messengers Could Carry a Cancer Kill Switch to Tumors


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By engineering exosomes’ payloads, researchers have halted pancreatic cancer in mice.

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Killer Whales in the Bering Sea Target Fishermen's Lines


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Kepler Space Telescope Discovers 10 New Potentially Habitable Planets


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Scientists Generate Quantum Entanglement in Space For the First Time


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The entangled photons were beamed to three ground stations across China, each separated by more than 700 miles—a new record.

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Ancient Comets May Have Delivered Xenon To Earth


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Life Needs (Some) Radiation


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Deep in the Earth, experiments are revealing how life suffers when it’s deprived of background levels of radiation.

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Head of Michigan Health Department Is Charged in Flint Probe


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Smell Test Could Tip Doctors Off To Alzheimer’s And Parkinson’s


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Early Brain Scans Could Predict Likelihood of Autism Diagnosis


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Oldest Known Human Fossils May Push Back Homo sapiens Evolution 100,000 Years


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The fossils place humans 100,000 years further back in time, rewriting the story of how we developed and where we came from.

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Earth’s Microbial Life May Have Been Able To Survive On Mars


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Want to Help Fight Climate Change? Try Eating Some Beans


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A less expensive and more healthful alternative to beef is something that most people associate with gas: beans.

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Newly Discovered Planet Is Hotter than Most Stars


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Images of Real Human Faces Recreated From Monkeys' Brain Signals


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We’ve Mistakenly Assumed That Coal Is Effectively Unlimited


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The Man Who Warned the World About Lead


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Dr. Herb Needleman played a crucial but often unsung role in the quest to prove lead’s harmful effects.

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Rare Supernovae Could Be Spewing Antimatter Across the Milky Way


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New Exoplanet's Rings Span 200 Times Wider Than Saturn's


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Simple Physics Solutions to Storing Renewable Energy


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Engineers are devising creative and effective ways to save renewable energy for when it’s needed most.

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Distant Star Dims Again, Revives Speculation of "Alien Megastructure"


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Chemicals Isolated from Traditional Herbal Remedies May Lead to Safer Birth Control


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Japan and China Mine Risky ‘Flammable Ice’ From Seafloor


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FDA Warns Tests for Lead Poisoning May Be Faulty


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Taking Politics Out of Climate Change


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Climate change has become politicized in the last 20 years, but now conservatives and liberals are tackling the issue.

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Physicists Get a Glimpse of What Dark Matter Might Be


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Massive Find of 17 or More Mummies Made by Egyptian Archaeologists


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Apple Watch App Detects Abnormal Heart Rhythms to 97% Accuracy


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Freshwater’s Macro Microplastic Problem


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Fibers from our clothes are choking freshwater bodies with microplastic pollution. Solving the problem won’t be easy.

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Machine Learning Could Detect Cancer More Quickly and Accurately


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Compressing Martian Soil Makes It Stronger than Steel-Reinforced Concrete


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The Potential for Awe


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“Awe-inducing events may be one of the fastest and most powerful methods of personal change and growth.”

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Gravitational Waves Could Help Us Discover Extra Dimensions


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Saturn's Hexagonal Hurricane Is a Brilliant Bright Blue


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'Hunger Hormone' Could Help Treat Parkinson’s Disease


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Offshore Wind Lands in America


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America’s first offshore wind farm now powers an East Coast island. Is the tech ready for prime time in the U.S.?

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Scientists Produce Mini-Brains to Study Neurological Diseases


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Cassini, Plunging Into Saturn's Rings, Begins Its Final Descent


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A Student’s Curiosity Might Have Just Changed How We Classify Dinosaurs


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How many times have you heard a student start a question with “Sorry, but…” or “I have a dumb question…”? Or how many times have you been guilty of that yourself?

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Should We Study Human Embryos Beyond 14 Days?


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Studying human embryos after 14 days of development could be illuminating, but ethical questions abound.

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First Malaria Vaccine, 30 Years in the Making, To Be Trialled In Africa


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Naked Mole Rats Make Like a Plant to Survive in Zero Oxygen


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Massive Virus Found in Sewage Plunges Biologists into Debate


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Biologists sifting through poop accidentally discovered a giant virus that may finally end a decade-old evolutionary debate—are viruses a fourth domain of life?

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Newly Discovered Frog's Slime Could End Flu Season For Good


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On the gooey backs of a newly discovered South Indian frog, scientists discovered a molecule that can wipe out influenza viruses while leaving cells unharmed.

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Taking the Pain Out of Addiction


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A new device can help opioid patients detox by getting them over a significant hurdle—the painful withdrawal symptoms.

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Solar-Powered Cube Can Extract Moisture From Desert Air


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Biofuel CCS Plant Inches Us Closer to Negative Carbon Emissions


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NASA Announces 'New Discoveries' on Enceladus's Oceans


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NASA Likely to Break Radiation Rules to Go to Mars


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Mars-bound astronauts will likely be exposed to high levels of radiation—far beyond what NASA typically allows.

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World’s Oldest Dental Fillings Packed with Hair, Asphalt, and Lots of Pain


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Sperm Used to Deliver Chemotherapy to Lab-Grown Cancer Cells


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Our Brains Instantly Make Two Copies of Each Memory


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New research upends decades of neuroscience theory, paving the way for a deeper understanding of memory.

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The Planet 9 Guys


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Asteroid-Grabbing Spacecraft More “Realistic Than Perceived”


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The Parasocial Phenomenon


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One-way digital communications is rewriting a fundamental piece of the human experience—social interactions.

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AI Translation Could Speed Rare Language Research—and Save Lives


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3,000-Year-Old Dung Adds Fresh Fuel to King Solomon Debate


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New Tyrannosaur Species Had a Super Sensitive Face


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A new tyrannosaur species' faces might’ve been scaly and densely packed with sensitive nerves.

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Female Menstruation Cycle Replicated in Organ-On-A-Chip


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How Mosquito Nets Can Shape the Evolution of Behavior


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Bed nets have cut the spread of malaria, but mosquitoes are evolving resistance to them by changing their behavior.

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Drug to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Passes Critical Test in Mice


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Researchers were able to effectively reverse type 2 diabetes symptoms in mice by administering a daily oral drug with no adverse side effects.

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New Horizons Probe Captures Pluto’s Atmosphere in Stunning Detail


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12 New Types Added to Cloud Atlas, First in 30 Years


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The venerable International Cloud Atlas receives its first update since 1987.

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Record-Breaking Solar Cell Built Using Commercially Friendly Techniques


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Sea Otters Have Been Using Tools for Millions of Years


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LHC Discovers Five New Particles at the Same Time


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Physicists hope that high-energy forms of the Omega-c baryon will help us understand why matter sticks together.

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The One-Question Science Test We All Must Pass


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There is nothing more important for a student to learn in a science class than what exactly science is.

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Reusable ‘Oleo Sponge’ Could Change the Way We Deal with Oil Spills


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Super-Safe Glass Battery Charges in Minutes, Not Hours


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The 94-year-old co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery recently published his latest battery design—an entirely solid cell that has a strikingly long list of admirable characteristics.

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Remnants of Earth’s Original Crust Found in Canada


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Geologists have uncovered pieces of Earth’s 4.2 billion-year-old original crust.

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The Secret Lives of Ants


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Screen Time Linked To Greater Risk of Diabetes in Kids


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Mass Coral Bleaching Devastates Great Barrier Reef for Second Consecutive Year


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Massive, Incredibly Detailed Statue of Ramses II Found Beneath Cairo Neighborhood


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“Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”

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Our Brains May Live Up To 10 Minutes After Death


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Should Scientists March on Washington?


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Scientists are split between the call to activism and the desire to keep science neutral in the face of politicization.

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Volkswagen Emissions Scandal May Increase European Mortality Rates


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The lingering repercussions of the Volkswagen emission scandal may be more dire than we originally thought.

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Poker-Playing Algorithm Can Beat Humans By Forgetting Things


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Birth Defects 20 Times Higher for Women Infected with Zika


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Magnet-Powered Nanoparticle Superheaters Could Transform Organ Donation


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UTIs Are Becoming Untreatable With the Rise of Antibiotic Resistance


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A list released by the World Health Organization indicates that E. coli, a leading cause of UTIs, is becoming resistant to some antibiotics.

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Air Pollution Exposure May Increase Risk of Dementia


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NASA Again Urged to Crew First Flight of Space Launch System


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Bees Can Use Tools—And Train Other Bees to Use Them, Too


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Artificial Intelligence Detects Early Signs of Autism in Infants


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The 100-Year-Old Idea That Could Change Flight


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Inspired by birds, bats, and the Wright brothers, engineers are building the next breakthrough in aviation.

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Ancient Microbial Life Found Trapped Inside Mexico's Cave of Crystals


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Key Brain Regions Found To Be Smaller in People With ADHD


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The Psychological Trauma of Defecting from North Korea


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New Malaria Vaccine 100% Effective, But May Be Difficult to Scale


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Gluten-Free Diets May Lead to Elevated Mercury and Arsenic Levels


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Preliminary study finds unexpected health risks in consuming high levels of common gluten-free foods.

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First Data In from NASA's "Oceans are Melting Greenland" Mission


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Math Proof Could Help Us Describe the Earth’s Interior Like Never Before


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Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found in Flies


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Using Physics to Kill Bacteria


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Inspired by nature, scientists have developed new generations of nanoscale surfaces that are lethal to bacteria.

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‘Enhance!’ TV Trope Becomes Real Thanks to Two Neural Networks


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Ultrasound Ages Liquor Two Years in Just Three Days


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Spanish researchers shot brandy through oak chips and blasted the mix with ultrasound for three days.

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Two-Wheeled Robotic Pack Mule Wants to Carry Your Stuff


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Scientific Curiosity Could Bridge Partisan Divide, New Study Says


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The Transportation Revolution Is Happening Faster Than You Think


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The convergence of autonomy, ride sharing, and electrification promises to radically change the way we move.

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New Damage-Proof Battery Has Higher Energy Density, Won’t Explode


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A solid plastic electrolyte prevents dangerous short circuits while also improving energy-storage capacity.

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'Suspicious' Cluster of Amnesia Cases Might Be Tied to Opioid Use


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In 2015, four peculiar cases of amnesia surfaced in medical circles. The common theme? Nearly all of the patients had a history of substance abuse.

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Commentary: Should There Be an Oath for Scientists?


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Mathematical biologist Alison Hill argues that science would benefit from a professional oath.

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What’s the Deal with Toast and Cancer?


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Cervical Cancer Death Rate is Higher Than Previously Thought


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Why Should Scientific Results Be Reproducible?


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Reproducing experiments is one of the cornerstones of the scientific process. Here's why it's so important.

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Cancer Biology Reproducibility Project Sees Mixed Results


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The Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology found mixed results when it dove into five major studies.

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2016: Earth's Warmest Year on Record Since 1880


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Mutations in Sex-Linked Genes Appear to Drive More Male Cases of Autism


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New England May Warm By 2°C Two Decades Before the Rest of World


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Beer Yeast Is More 'Sophisticated' Than Wine Yeast


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The Rare Disease That’s Helping Researchers Cure Ebola


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A disease sometimes referred to as "childhood Alzheimer's" could unlock a new treatment for Ebola.

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From Black Water to Green Energy


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Common House Dust Could Contain Cancer-Causing Molecules


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Brain Area Controlling Face Recognition Gets Stronger Through Our 20s


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CRISPR and Stem Cells Could Speed Studies of Rare Diseases


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The Never-Ending Quest to Rewrite the Tree of Life


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What Might Genetic Sequencing Mean For Your Future?


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Big Ideas of 2016: Augmenting Humanity with AI


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Big Ideas of 2016: Gravitational Waves Rocked the World


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Big Ideas of 2016: Can Zika Be Stopped?


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Big Ideas of 2016: Climate Change Is Warming the Arctic to Record Highs


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Ice Moon Seismology Could Accelerate Search for Life Beyond Earth


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Eight New Eyes in The Sky


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Mathematicians: An Outer View of the Inner World - Michèle Vergne


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Chagas Disease More Prevalent in U.S. Than Thought


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Controversial ‘Entropic Gravity’ Clears Hurdle on Path to Eliminating Dark Matter


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Sleep Disorders Could Be Early Signs of Parkinson's or Alzheimer's


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Exploring the Life and Legacy of Percy Julian


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Eight years after NOVA’s Percy Julian : Forgotten Genius’ initial broadcast in 2007, the students contacted NOVA to inform us that they had been inspired to select Julian as the subject of their National History Day competition project after watching the NOVA film on DVD.

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Did the Universe Start with a Bounce Instead of a Bang?


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A small group of physicists hoping to explain the origin of the cosmos are exploring theories other than the Big Bang.

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New Bio-Based Plastic Leaches Less, Keeps Food Fresher


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Methane Emissions Have Surged in the Past Two Years, Startling Scientists


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Mathematicians: An Outer View of the Inner World - John Horton Conway


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Scientists Find Feathered Dino Tail Inside 99-Million-Year-Old Amber


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Galaxy's Disk of Dark Matter Could Trigger Mass Extinctions on Earth


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A new model of dark matter disk theory has accurately predicted the date of the Chicxulub crater impact, which annihilated the dinosaurs.

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Commentary: Facebook's Algorithm vs. Democracy


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COMMENTARY: From filter bubbles to micro-targeting, Facebook has upended the Democratic process.

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Emergency Response, Courtesy of Twitter


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Hundreds of Methane Vents Discovered Off Coast of Pacific Northwest


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Deep beneath the ocean, off the coast of Washington, Oregon, and northern California, scientists have discovered roughly 500 bubbling vents spewing methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

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Zika May Damage the Brain by Hijacking Cells Related to Skull Formation


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Hitting the Brain's Reset Button


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Doctors are investigating MDMA, LSD, and psilocybin as treatments for a range of psychiatric disorders.

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New System Predicts Flash Droughts Up to Four Months Ahead of Time


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Texas Has Become the Second State to Report Local Transmission of Zika


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Misinformation on Social Media Could Outfox Technical Solutions—For Now


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Engineers Could Heatproof Tech With New 3D-Printed Material


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Tweaked Baker’s Yeast Could Make More Biofuel From Less Plant Material


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Mammoth Discovery Could Revise Earliest Date of Humans in the Americas


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The incredibly intact skull of a mammoth shows signs of human hunting or scavenging at what appears to be a surprisingly early date.

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Less Stress, More Focus Through Mindfulness


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While it may not be possible to eliminate every stressful situation, teachers can help children learn to take control by incorporating meditation and breathing exercises as part of their daily routine.

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The Arctic Is 36 Degrees F Warmer Than Normal


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Record-low sea ice and moist air from southern latitudes are creating extremely high temperatures at the North Pole.

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First CRISPR-Edited Cells Tested in Lung Cancer Patient


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A Pill-Free Antidepressant


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Brain stimulation devices could greatly expand the options for treating depression and more.

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Tiny Clusters of Cells Could Inspire Drugs For Alzheimer's, Zika, and More


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Trump Will Try to Quickly Exit Paris Climate Accord


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Why Did the Polls Get It Wrong?


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Ancient Cultural Exchanges May Have Driven Modern Human Behaviors


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47 Genes That Might Help Us Help Vulnerable Trees Survive Climate Change


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Two tree species use the same genes to adapt to climate, which might help us understand how others could survive in a changing world.

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There Might Be a Way to Protect Fetuses From the Zika Virus


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Satellite Tool Might Be Able to Predict Fracking-Related Earthquakes


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The Venom of This Dangerous Wasp Could Someday Help Treat Anxiety


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Can the Banana Be Saved?


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Cyber Security AI Can Find Threats Hiding in Plain Sight


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Taking Another Look at Testing


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Cognitive researchers now say that a specific type of testing can actually be good for students, helping them retain information longer.

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Portable Drug-Maker Could Save Lives in Remote Regions


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'Biofinder' Bot Could Significantly Accelerate Search For Life on Mars


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Magnetosensitive Deep-Sea Bacteria Could Deliver Chemo to the Hearts of Tumors


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Why Russia Wants the U.S. to Believe the Election Was Hacked


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By raising doubts about the integrity of the election, Russia could achieve a strategic victory.

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Each Time You Lie, Your Brain Becomes More Desensitized to Lying


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'Superaging': How Some 80-Year-Olds’ Memories Are as Sharp as 20-Year-Olds’


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In "superagers," the brain networks used for memory, learning, and resilience are nearly untouched by age.

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Deadly Sea Snail Venom Could Hold Key to Faster Insulin Therapies


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Sophisticated Attack Takes Down Key Internet Servers


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DNS servers at one company were taken down by a distributed denial-of-service attack, rendering portions of the internet inaccessible.

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New and Improved Silver Nanoparticles Could Help Hospitals Combat MRSA


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A new silver nanoparticle could be effective against bacteria—even antibiotic-resistant strains—while being minimally toxic to human cells.

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The Rise of Marijuana™ (Patent Pending)


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A biotech boom coupled with legalization is transforming cannabis into a legitimate, billion-dollar industry.

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Eating Less Could Extend Healthy Life


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Cutting food intake increased lifespan and delayed brain aging in mice by reducing DNA damage.

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Fusion Reactor Breaks Record on the Day It's Shut Down by Budget Cuts


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Funding for MIT's C-Mod tokamak was cut by the Department of Energy, but not before it could break its own record for highest pressure plasma.

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New Food Safety Test Can Detect Bacteria in Half the Time


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Universe Has 10x More Galaxies Than We Thought


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Exotic New Atom Discovered in Nine Year Old Data


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Gravitational Waves May Permanently Alter Spacetime


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Gravitational waves may leave indelible marks on spacetime—and could help us solve the black hole information paradox.

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3D Chemistry Leads to Potential Malaria Breakthrough


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Gene Drives, Big Yawns, and Birth Control: Week in Review


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How Did Hurricane Matthew Become So Threatening So Quickly?


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Big Yawns Are a Sign of a Big Brain


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Massive New Study Links Birth Control to Depression For the First Time


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Women are twice as likely to experience depression as men. Now, a study suggests that for women using birth control, risk of depression could be higher.

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For Gene Drives, Resistance May Be Inevitable


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With the power to modify entire populations, gene drives promise to upend evolution—or not.

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Hacked Security Cameras Unleash Unprecedented and Troubling Cyber Attacks


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Breast Microbiome Profiles Linked to Higher—or Lower—Chance of Cancer


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Rosetta, Zika, and Retroviruses: Week in Review


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Rosetta Space Probe Plunges to Its Death on Comet 67P


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Zika Confirmed to be Transferred Through Nonsexual Contact


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Mysterious Zika infection in Utah was likely acquired through sweat or tears.

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The Viruses That Made Us Human


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Viruses that infected our ancestors provided the genetic foundations for many of the traits that define us.

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Micro-Bursts of Extreme Temperature and Pressure Remove an Entire Step of the Beer Brewing Process


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Researchers in Italy have developed a technique that promises to upend the age-old process of brewing beer.

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World’s Largest Single-Dish Radio Telescope Begins Testing


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Five Botswanan Lionesses Grow Manes, Start Acting Like Males


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Until now, this phenomenon has been extremely rare and mostly anecdotal. But scientists have finally observed the behavior of maned female lions.

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Paris Climate Agreement Expected to Go Into Force By Year’s End


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How Artificial Intelligence Can Stop Sex Trafficking


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Extraordinarily Well-Preserved Skeleton Found at Famed Antikythera Shipwreck


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Childhood Suicides Are More Often Linked to A.D.D. Than to Depression


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Education, Heavy Hydrogen, and High Tides: Week in Review


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Heavy, Armored Hydrogen Could Be the Next Best Ingredient for Drugmakers


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Household Dust Is Laced With Hazardous Chemicals


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Lack of Evidence Plagues Neuroeducation Programs


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Some neuroscience-inspired programs used in schools aren’t backed by solid scientific evidence.

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High Tides Appear to Cause Massive Earthquakes


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The Oldest Book Written in the Americas Is a Mayan Guide to Astronomy


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For decades, experts assumed this Mayan codex was a fake. But in a surprise twist, researchers are now saying that this 900-year-old book is the real deal.

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One-Dose Malaria Cure Shows Promise in Animal Trials


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There Are Four Species of Giraffe, Not One


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The Toxic Mix of Extremism and Social Media


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Extremism on social media creates a toxic mix that has the potential to undermine global security.

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New Opioid a Hopeful Step Toward Non-Addictive Pain Killers


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A new drug could eliminate the additive qualities that make opioids so dangerous.

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Triple-Alpha Process Shows That Other Universes Might Be Better Suited to Life Than Ours


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Plaque-Pillaging Alzheimer's Drug Advances Toward Promising Phase III Trial


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What’s the Limit for Green Buildings?


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Buildings that win a new green building certificate may sacrifice sustainability.

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Computers That Learn Human Languages Also Inherit Their Implicit Biases


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SETI Investigating Signal From Sun-Like Star 95 Light-Years Away


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The frequency of the signal, first detected in May 2015, is unlikely to be an astrophysical phenomenon. But scientists have yet to rule out terrestrial interference.

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New Galaxy Is the Same Mass as the Milky Way, but 99.99% Dark Matter


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The newly described galaxy has one-hundredth the number of stars as our own.

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Flying with the Fourth State of Matter


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Some experts even think that these devices might someday replace conventional flight control surfaces. More immediately, aerodynamicists are looking to place the same technology on the huge, vulnerable, and costly blades of wind turbines.

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Possibly Habitable Exoplanet Discovered Just 4.24 Light Years Away


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Proxima b would take decades to reach, but it’s the closest exoplanet we’ve found to date.

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For the First Time, You'll Be Able to Read Ancient Egyptian Literature in English


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Ancient Egyptians were writing for 3,500 years. Finally, a new book translates some of that literary tradition into English for the general public.

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Zika Might Cause Brain Damage In Adults, Too


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When scientists exposed adult mice to Zika, they found that brain areas containing a specific type of neural cell had become severely infected.

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Tree Rings, Poop Pills, and the Dead Sea: Week in Review


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Zebra Finches Sing to Their Unborn Chicks to Warn Them of Rising Temperatures


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Evidence of ancient solar storms in tree rings could pinpoint major historical events


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The Death of the Dead Sea


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Can an audacious desalination project save what’s left of one of the world’s most unique bodies of water?

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Going Vegan Isn't the Most Sustainable Option for Humanity


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When applied to a global population, the vegan diet wastes available land that could otherwise feed more people.

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Trans-Neptunian Object Spotted Defying the Norms Of Our Solar System


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Greenland Shark Is Officially the Longest-Living Vertebrate on Earth


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A misunderstood late bloomer, the Greenland shark can live upwards of 500 years.

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There’s an Abundance of Lithium-6 in the Universe, and Scientists Don’t Know Why


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Using basic principles of physics, scientists can compute how much of each type of lithium should have been created during the Big Bang. But, the theory doesn’t match the data.

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Why Food Date Labels Don’t Mean What You Think


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Date labels can have different meanings, leading consumers to throw out perfectly good food.

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The Fierce But Forgotten Sandcat Makes a Comeback After 10 Years


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The sandcat is a threatened species, but a lack of documented sightings have prevented scientists from pursuing conservation efforts. Now, that could change.

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Livestock Vaccines Could Slash Antibiotic Use on Farms


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Athletes, Amnesia, and Australia: Week in Review


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Olympic Athletes Are Experimenting with VR and Electric Brain Stimulation


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Huge Seabird Flies for Months at a Time by Napping in 12 Second Bursts


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Editing Out Pesticides


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A new wave of CRISPR-edited crops has the potential to end the use of pesticides.

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'Amnesic Shadow' Suggests That People Could Actively Repress Memories


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Mathematicians: An Outer View of the Inner World - Manjul Bhargava


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Australia Is Moving Itself 1.8 Meters North on Maps


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Neutrinos, Clones, and Self-Driving Cars: Week in Review


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Human-Like Speech Seen In Orangutans For The First Time


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An orangutan at the Indianapolis Zoo has exhibited vocal control similar to how humans behave in a conversational setting.

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Crystal-Powered Quantum Entanglement Satellite Will Test Quantum Communications


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Can Autonomous Cars Learn to be Moral?


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How should a self-driving car behave? It’s not as simple as you might think.

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Cloning Does Not Lead To Early Aging


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Mathematicians: An Outer View of the Inner World - Adebisi Agboola


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Physicists Detect Neutrinos in Superposition Hurtling Through Spacetime


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Physicists have verified that neutrinos can occupy a quantum superposition while traveling hundreds of miles.

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Machine Learning, Whales, and Cancer Treatment: Week in Review


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Machine Learning Could Dramatically Reduce Google's Carbon Footprint


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Snowden-Designed Device Prevents Your iPhone From Revealing Compromising Data


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The ‘Quantum Theory’ of Cancer Treatment


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By solving a decades-old medical mystery, researchers may have discovered a highly effective cancer treatment.

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7 Species of Whale Have Been Found Mourning Their Dead


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Iron Nanoparticle-Coated Graphite Flakes Could Vastly Improve Lithium Ion Batteries


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11,676 Tree Species Found in the Amazon


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Sex Bias, Snow in Space, and Synthetic Stingrays: Week in Review


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Astronomers Spot Rarely Seen Snow in Infant Solar System


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Medical Research Has a Sex Problem


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The lack of female subjects in medical research has life-altering health consequences for women.

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Stone-Anvil Wielding Capuchin Monkeys Colonized Brazil 700 Years Ago


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Thumb-Sucking and Nail-Biting May Lead to Lower Risk of Allergies


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There's Hope for fMRI Despite Major Software Flaws


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The Code of Life, Juno's Mission, and Desktop Accelerators: Week in Review


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A Powerful, 100x Smaller Particle Collider Could Be On The Horizon


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Replicating Life in Code


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Spacecraft Juno Nails Jupiter Orbit in Advance of 20 Months of Exploration


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Electricity in US, Canada, and Mexico Will Be 50% Carbon-Free in 9 Years


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Wave of the Future?


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A powerful form of ultrasound could give doctors a new way to treat cancer.

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X-Ray Vision Archaeology Reveals Holocaust Escape Tunnel


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In three years during the Holocaust, 95% of Lithuanian Jews were killed. But hidden within this tragedy is a story of hope and courage that archeologists are just now bringing to light.

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Massive New Helium Supply Found in East Africa’s Rift Valley


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Quantum Computer Simulates Quantum Particle Interactions for the First Time


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The World’s Largest Whistle Has Been Found, And It’s The Caribbean Sea


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Pollutants Are Concentrating in Deep Sea Organisms


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Some Genes Don’t Turn On Until After You Die


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Many genes associated with cancer and embryological development peak in activity up to two days after death.

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Vaping Is Far From Harmless


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While safer than smoking cigarettes, inhaling e-cigarettes’ nicotine-laced fog is anything but healthy.

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Coffee Consumption No Longer Linked to Cancer


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In a rare reversal, the World Health Organization no longer classifies coffee as possibly carcinogenic, saying it may decrease risk of certain cancers.

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Glowing Roads Could Light Streets Without Electricity


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Gyroscopic Technology Could Help Treat Hand Tremors


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Bioluminescence in Fish Evolved 27 Different Times


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A Human-Like Menstrual Cycle Has Been Discovered in the Spiny Mouse


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Early Puberty in Girls May Be Linked to Depression in Teenage Years


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CO2, Syria, and Stem Cells: Week in Review


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Geochemists Figure Out How to Turn Carbon Dioxide Emissions Into Stone


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An Icelandic power plant transformed the gas to stone in just two years and permanently stored it underground.

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The Technology That Will Resurrect ISIS-Destroyed Antiquities


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Teams of Syrian and international archaeologists are racing to rebuild the country’s cultural heritage.

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Scientists Cautiously OK the Next Genetic Revolution


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Injecting Stem Cells Directly Into the Brain Lets Stroke Patients Walk Again


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There's a chance that brain circuits of stroke patients could be inhibited rather than permanently broken, and therefore capable of becoming disinhibited.

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Scientists Use CRISPR to Grow Human Organs Inside of Pigs


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To combat the growing shortage of organs available for human transplant, scientists are turning to CRISPR and pigs.

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Beauty in Physics, Synthetic Genomes, and More: Week in Review


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Universe Is Expanding Faster Than Expected, and We Don’t Know Why


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Schrödinger's Cat—Entangled and Sliced In Half—Could Help Build Better Quantum Computers


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How to Tackle Wicked Problems


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Wicked problems, like mitigating climate change, don't lend themselves to easy solutions, but a transdisciplinary approach across disciplines could help.

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What happens when you're no longer the girl next door from "The Wonder Years"?

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Gravitational Waves Could Finally Help Us Prove String Theory


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A group of scientists has claimed that we can use gravitational waves—and the way they scatter throughout space—to detect cosmic strings once and for all.

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What Does Beauty Have To Do with Physics?


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Physicists often revel in the elegance of their equations, but some think it’s gone too far.

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Brains, Bots, and Beer: Week in Review


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Government Study Links Cell Phones with Cancer in Male Rats


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A small but significant increase in two types of cancer appears to be caused by radio frequency radiation.

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Alzheimer's Disease May Be Caused By Brain Infections


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A new study suggests that silent, often symptomless infections in the brain could be the precursor to the development of Alzheimer's disease later in life.

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Unlocking the Brain’s Deepest Secrets


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Forgotten for over a century, neuroscientists are beginning to unravel the brain’s mysterious perineuronal nets.

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Ancient Brewery Residue Reveals Unique Ingredients of 5,000 Year Old Beer


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5,000-year-old Chinese brewing techniques were strikingly modern, based on an ancient brewery discovered by archaeologists.

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Chemists Know When You've Watched a Scary Scene—Based on Your Breath


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Blood Tests, Birds, and the Black Eyed Peas: Week in Review


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More Than One-Third of North American Birds Face Grave Risk of Extinction


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The Quest for a Simple Cancer Test


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Soon, blood tests could reveal whether a person has cancer—and tell doctors the best way to treat it.

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Complex Life May Have Emerged One Billion Years Earlier Than We Thought


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Magic Mushrooms Lift Deep Depression in 12 Patients


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Safety study shows potential of psilocybin, but hurdles remain before it can be widely used in clinical settings.

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Scientists Built a Giant Molecule That Could Fight Nearly Any Viral Infection


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Researchers discovered a macromolecule that’s swift and nimble enough to tackle virtually any virus that crosses its path.

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Haptics, Quasiparticles, and Nanogenerators: Week in Review


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Quasiparticle Collider Could Illuminate Mysteries of Superconductivity


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Augmenting Social Cues for the Disabled


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Scientists Claim First Experimental Evidence That Zika Causes Microcephaly


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This New Nanogenerator Can Power 20 LEDs with the Tap of a Finger


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Watch Live As Mercury Soars Across the Face of the Sun


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Antibiotics, Entanglement, and Embryos: Week in Review


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Biologists Double Length of Time a Lab-Grown Embyro Can Stay Alive


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Beyond Antibiotics


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A number of promising new technologies could save us from deadly infections after we lose our best medicines.

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A Quantum Computer Has Been Hooked Up to the Cloud For the First Time


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IBM launched a cloud-based computing platform that allows anyone with an internet connection to run actual quantum experiments.

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Scientists Get Unprecedented Look into Chicxulub Crater That Killed Dinosaurs


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Though covered by hundreds of feet of sand and rock, the crater remains the same as it was at the end of the Cretaceous, 66 million years ago.

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Up to 29% of Zika-Affected Pregnancies Result in Brain Damage to the Baby


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Hookworms, Endangered Gorillas, and Black Bears: Week in Review


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Ancient Philosophers Help Scientists Decode Brightest Supernova on Record


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Writings from a millenium ago are aiding in scientists' ability to decipher the universe.

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This Stretchable, Bendable Sheet-Camera Could Prevent Future Car Accidents


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Video: 3 Things "Faster Than Light"


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How a Worm Gave the South a Bad Name


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Hookworms once sapped the American South of its health, yet few realize that they continue to afflict millions.

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Black Bears Can Help Fruit Trees Escape Climate Change


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The World's Largest Primate Could Be Extinct Within a Decade


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Superorganisms, Global Warming, and Coral Reefs: Week in Review


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People with Schizophrenia May Have Been Born with a Different Brain Structure


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Learning Social-Emotional Skills in the 21st Century


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How will the social-emotional learning domain transform as educators continue to teach this moving target of skills? Digital technology seems to have some insights.

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Just Half a Degree of Warming Could Catapult Earth Into Climate Extremes


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The Search for Superorganisms


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From landfills to the deep sea, superorganisms are redefining life and our search for it on other planets.

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40 Million Years Before the Asteroid Hit, Dinosaurs Were Already On the Decline


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Video: What's the Physics Behind Texting?


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Dark Matter, Alzheimer's, and Drug Trials: Week in Review


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Harvard Forum Covers the Challenges of Alzheimer's Drug Trials


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The Brain's Unique Signature Could Help Paralyzed Patients


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Dark Matter’s Invisible Hand


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If dark matter interacts with regular matter as predicted, it could cause unexpected and momentous consequences.

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Children with Rare Genetic Disease Inspire Parents to Find Cure


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A couple whose daughters suffered from a rare disease found a surprising new use for a common food additive.

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Graphene-Coated Solar Panels Could Someday Convert Raindrops Into Electricity


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Video: Light Changes Color When It Falls


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Cosmic Darkness, Vitamin D, and the 8th Dimension: Week in Review


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'Reverse Photosynthesis' Could Radically Accelerate Biofuel Production


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A String of Supernovae May Have Caused Earth’s Recent Ice Ages


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Revealing the Universe’s Mysterious Dark Age


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Astrophysicists are pushing cosmologist theories to their limits to shed light on the universe's mysterious dark age.

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Vitamin D May Help Hearts Grow Stronger


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Space Archaeologists Used Infrared Imaging to Find New Viking Site


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Vikings, Viruses, and Views from Space: Week in Review


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Thanks to Microbiome Boost, Donuts May Be Beneficial


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Researchers have stumbled upon a strain of beneficial bacteria that seems to thrive on donuts' unique combination of sugar and fat.

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Why Scientists Couldn’t Find this Tadpole for 125 Years


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The Illness That Never Ends


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Mosquitoes are the vectors for a number of diseases, including West Nile, which could result in months-long flu-like symptoms and death.

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New Cruise Ship Route Opens in the Arctic Thanks to Climate Change


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Computers May Be Able to Translate Language, But Will They Convey Its Meaning?


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Phage Cures, Diabetes Patches, and Flooded Cities: Week in Review


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Gold-Doped Graphene Wrist Strap Could Help Manage Diabetes Without Needles


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Thanks to advances in flexible electronics, researchers have devised an experimental all-in-one devices to manage blood glucose levels.

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Scientists Tore Apart and Reassembled a Bacterial Genome on a Quest for Artificial Life


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The Virus That Could Cure Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and More


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A humble phage could hold the key to unraveling the misfolded proteins that underlie Alzheimer’s and other diseases.

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The World’s Coastal Cities Could Be Flooded in Just 50 Years


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If the polar ice caps began to melt as they did 120,000 years ago, researchers determined that much of the resulting fresh water would linger around the poles. The world’s oceans could rise catastrophically as soon as 50 years from now.

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Memories Lost to Alzheimer's Disease May Actually Be Recoverable


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New research indicates that pulsing light on special "tagged" nerve cells fosters connections between the hippocampus and entorhinal cortex.

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T. rex, Gravity, and Microrobots: NOVA Next Week in Review


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An Outbreak of the Rare 'Elizabethkingia' Disease is Killing People in Wisconsin


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Wisconsin has seen 54 cases, spread across 12 counties, of a rare disease caused by Elizabethkingia, a bacteria commonly found in water and soils.

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Chemists Inspired by Plants Make Plastic Out of Carbon Dioxide


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The 'Dark' Universe May Be Full of Strange Interactions


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Dark matter may morph into dark energy, potentially altering our understanding of how the universe is bound together.

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T. rex Spent Millions of Years Getting Smart Before It Became King


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Combined Strength of Six Ant-Inspired Microrobots Can Move a Two-Ton Car


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AlphaGo, Spanish Shipwrecks, and Galaxy Superclusters: NOVA Next Week in Review


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BOSS Supercluster Is So Big It Could Rewrite Cosmological Theory


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Are Black Holes Real?


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Two even more exotic possibilities could explain the curious data physicists have gathered over the years.

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Eating Meat May Have Paved the Way For Today's 6,500 Spoken Languages


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Did Paleolithic food-processing technologies enable us to be more effective at chewing, decreasing the need for strong bite force or large teeth and putting off the rise of cooking for another 1.5 million years?

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Google's AlphaGo Program Trounces World 'Go' Champion in Dramatic First Match


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Watch Live As a Computer Challenges the Reigning World 'Go' Champion


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Spanish Shipwrecks Unveil Centuries of Hurricane Patterns


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Crowdfunded Russian Satellite Could Be World’s First Space Monument


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Flint, Inflation, and Diversity in Science: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Scientists Discover a Way to Annihilate Every Cell in a Cancerous Tumor


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This could be one of the biggest breakthroughs yet in the fight against cancer.

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Boosting Science with Diversity


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Diversity benefits all scientific disciplines, and a number of programs are addressing the current shortfall.

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Students Who Learn About Famous Scientists' Struggles Do Better In School


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If we want to attract young people to the sciences, we’ll need to show them that even people like Einstein and the Curies struggled.

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Life Wouldn’t Exist if it Wasn’t for Cosmological Inflation


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We Helped Uncover the Lead Crisis in Flint


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Research uncovered a vast public health crisis in Flint, Michigan, but being good scientists can come with a cost.

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Healing Sleep, Death Valley, and Laser Drives: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Astronomers Have a Pretty Good Idea of Where Planet Nine Might Be


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Using various data from the Cassini space probe, scientists are narrowing their search.

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Laser Arrays Could Power a Space Probe to 25% the Speed of Light


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Why Quantize Gravity?


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How Sleep Can Heal Our Brains


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Whatever our brains can do, neuroscientists are discovering that sleep can make them better.

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Death Valley Is Now Exploding With Color Thanks to a Freak October Storm


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Once Thought Immune to Cancer, Naked Mole Rats Found with Tumors


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Milkomeda, Bioprinters, and Bilingualism: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Wave of Mental Illness Could Be Triggered by Zika


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More Candidates Don't Produce Better Leaders, At Least for Pigeons


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Physics in 1 Trillion Years


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In the far future, will cosmologists be able to decipher the origins of the universe?

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New 3D Bioprinter Uses Living Cells As "Ink"


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In a first, engineers have designed a 3D-printer that can create custom-made living body parts suitable for transplant.

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LIGO, False Memories, and Self-Driving Cars: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Research Finds Widespread Climate Confusion in U.S. Classrooms


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Teachers are discussing climate change in their classrooms but one third of all teachers believe that climate change is likely due to natural causes.

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Everything You Need to Teach Evolution


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Evolution is the central unifying principle of biology and yet, it is an area of science that is rife with conflict. Learn about the best resources for teaching evolution in middle and high school science classrooms.

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Here's What Image Overload Is Doing to Your Brain


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Snapping and sharing photos has never been easier. But being inundated with images can have a host of unintended consequences.

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How LIGO Detected Gravitational Waves


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Upgrades to the observatory sharpened its hearing, allowing scientists to detect the waves after just 16 days.

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Gravitational Waves Found in 1.3 Billion Year Old Black Hole Collision


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Introducing “What the Physics?!” - A New NOVA Web Video Series


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Google's Self-Driving Car May Soon Be Considered a Legal Driver


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The Bacteria That Help Bears Hibernate Could Help Cancer Patients


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Scientists Could Wipe Out Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes Starting One Year From Now


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Aviation, a Mathemagician, and the Microbiome: NOVA Next Week in Review


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U.S. Installed More Renewable Than Fossil Energy Again Last Year


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Newest Fusion Reactor Is a Relic of a Cold War Tech Rivalry


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Where We Learn Science May Be Different Than You Think


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For the past 100 years we’ve come to believe that the words “learning,” “education,” and “school” were synonymous–that education only happens at school. But perhaps surprisingly, today’s learners learn only a small fraction of what they know about science in a classroom.

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Flying the Electric Skies


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Electric motors promise to revolutionize aviation, slashing carbon emissions while improving safety and maneuverability.

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Wearing Deodorant Fundamentally Alters the Bacteria On Your Body


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Underarm research could help us better understand disease, antibiotic resistance, and even evolution.

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U.K. Scientists Given the Go-Ahead to Edit Genomes of Human Embryos


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The Francis Crick Institute in London has permission to alter active genes in viable human embryos within a week of fertilization.

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Vulcan, Zika, and the Game of "Go": NOVA Next Week in Review


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What You Should Know About Zika


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Where did the Zika virus come from, and why is it causing such trouble in Brazil?

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Math Says There’s No Way These Conspiracy Theories Are Real


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A physicist calculated how long conspiracies—like the supposed moon landing hoax—could last based on the number of conspirators and the time since the inception of the conspiracy.

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Professional Human "Go" Player Defeated By a Computer For the First Time


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The Ninth Planet That Wasn't


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An unexplained orbit launched astronomers on a hunt for the mysterious planet Vulcan some 150 years ago.

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Immunotherapy Drugs Used for Cancer Could Also Fight Alzheimer’s


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Bioinspired Filtration, Embattled Ecosystems, Efficient Bulbs: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Nano-Crystal Concentrators Could Make Incandescent Bulbs More Efficient Than LEDs


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You Might Have More Than 200 Types of Bugs Living in Your Home


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Planet X Found At Last?


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For more than 100 years, astronomers have been searching for a mysterious object that lurks beyond Neptune and controls the orbits of distant bits of our solar system. Now, two professors think they’ve found it.

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Who Killed One of India’s Wildlife Commandos?


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In a dusty desert, a conflict simmers between farmers and hunters, with an embattled ecosystem trapped in the middle.

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Largest Prime Number Ever Found Is 22 Million Digits Long


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The number is only one of only 49 known "Mersenne primes" and surpasses the previous record by 5 million.

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Supernovae, Autonomous Vehicles, Life on Earth: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Supernova Is 570 Billion Times Brighter Than the Sun, Pushes Limits of Known Physics


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Can Warning Labels Help Stop Climate Change?


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Urban Transit’s Uncertain Future


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Autonomous vehicles will transform the way we move. The only question is how.

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Do We Live in an Anamorphic Universe?


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A new model suggests that the early universe may have contracted and expanded—at the same time.

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How to Build STEM Career Awareness at Your School


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What are some ways teachers can get students excited about STEM education and the future prospects it could hold for them?

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Nearly Two-Thirds of Earth’s Minerals Were Created by Life


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Scientists Map the Ages of 70,000 Stars—and Confirm How Our Galaxy Grew


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Metallic Hydrogen, DIY Microscopes, and Shapes: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Researchers Appear to Be One Step Away from Metallic Hydrogen


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Scientists are extraordinarily close to turning the universe’s most abundant element—which is almost always found as either a gas or a plasma—into a metal.

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Iceman's H. pylori Genome Hints at Ancient Migrations to Europe


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In a genomic “first,” scientists have sequenced the oldest known pathogen. And it comes from perhaps the most famous “iceman,” Ötzi, who lived in the Alps of Central Europe more than 5,000 years ago.

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A Radical Reinterpretation of Einstein’s Theory


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A cadre of physicists working on the theory of shape dynamics could change our understanding of reality.

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Moving the Needle on Diversity in the Geosciences


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Geoscience is an exciting career field within the overall STEM economy that is expected to grow significantly over the next eight years. However, a recent report shows that the geosciences have a diversity gap. NOVA spoke with a geoscientist who believes earlier exposure to the subject of geology could impact this diversity gap.

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Cardiac Arrest-Causing Fungus Eliminated in Majorcan Midwife Toads


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Four New Elements Complete Periodic Table’s 7th Row


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NOVA’s Favorite Science Education Stories of 2015


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The Biggest Physics Discoveries of 2015


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We ask Nature of Reality contributors which of 2015's advances have the biggest impact in the years to come.

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Big Idea of 2015: Preparing for the Next Outbreak


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Big Idea of 2015: The Rise of Gene Editing


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Did the LHC Really Discover a New Particle?


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There are rumors of a new particle in the LHC's second-run data release. Don Lincoln separates fact from hype.

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Big Idea of 2015: Pluto's Unmatched Magnificence


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After The Climate Summit, Youth Continue To Fight For Their Future


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Big Idea of 2015: Reversing Climate Change


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Big Idea of 2015: Healing With Virtual Reality


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There Are At Least 12 Different Kinds of Rainbows


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Hacking a Bacteriophage's Genome May Lead to a Cystic Fibrosis Treatment


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Open-Ocean Fish Achieve Camouflage With Rotating Crystals Embedded In Their Skin


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What Mystery Lurks in Data from LHC’s More Powerful Second Run?


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Clever Climate Tech at Paris Talks Could Help Trim Emissions


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Carbon Capture, Cardiac Arrest, and Cancer: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Newly Discovered ‘Stop Neurons’ Could Save Your Life


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China’s Forest Protection Efforts May be Taking Root


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Are Singularities Real?


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They appear inside black holes and pose a big problem for physicists. What are singularities?

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The Power Plants That Can Reverse Climate Change


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Combining two proven technologies could turn the dirtiest coal plants into climate-saving terraforming machines.

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Doctors Finally Decide When a Mole Is Benign and When It's Cancerous


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By closely examining a range of moles and sequencing their genomes, doctors now know how moles progress to cancer.

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Injecting Ice Cold Saline Can Protect the Brains of Cardiac Arrest Patients


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Einstein as a Missionary of Science


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Discover Einstein’s forgotten legacy as a science populizer, communicator, and educator.

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New Form of Carbon Is Magnetic, Fluorescent, Electroconductive, and Harder Than Diamond


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By zapping amorphous carbon with a laser, scientists create Q-carbon.

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Why a Universal Flu Vaccine Eludes Us—For Now


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Our Brains Have No Gender


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They’re actually mishmashes with both male and female qualities.

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Still Fighting for Evolution in Schools


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How Ants Respond to Predators Suggests Superorganism Capabilities


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Who Makes the Rules for Outer Space?


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International law is at odds with commercial ventures that are poised to exploit space-based resources.

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Salamander Species Changes Behavior to Resist Deadly Fungus


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Engineered Mosquitoes Could Eliminate Deadly Malaria Strain


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Pigeons Can Identify Breast Cancer In Tissue Samples 'As Well As Humans'


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Earthquakes, Extremism, and Evolution: NOVA Next Week in Review


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This Mollusk's Protective Armor Is Outfitted With Tiny Eyes Made of Rock


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Super-Light, Flexible Diamond Nanothread Could Create Entirely New Materials


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Cloaking Buildings from Earthquakes and Tsunamis


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A simple yet apparently effective metamaterial could save vital buildings from earthquakes’ destructive waves.

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Being a Little Overweight Might Be Good For Your Health


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Severely obese people are still at higher risk of a litany of ailments. But a little pudginess might not be such a bad thing.

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Scientists May Have Found a Biological Compass That Could Shed Light On Our Brains


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Dispersants, Water, and a New Way to See the Brain: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Two Broken Satellites Will Make the Most Precise Test of General Relativity Yet


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Antarctica May Melt More Slowly Because of Gravity


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How Water Is Reshaping the West


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New dams and reservoirs are unmistakably altering the American West’s iconic landscapes.

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Schrödinger’s Cat Lives On (Or Not) at the Age of 80


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Discover how Schrödinger’s cat went from obscurity to pop-culture celebrity.

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Dispersant May Have Made Effects of Deepwater Horizon Spill Much Worse


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Global Temps Already Halfway to Dangerous Warming Threshold


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Extremophiles, Infectious Disease, and our Interactive Map: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Who Needs Antigravity When You Have Ultrasonic Acoustic Holograms?


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How Vietnam Mastered Infectious Disease Control


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Pushing the Limits of Life


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Microbiologists are drilling deep underground to hunt for the most extreme extremophiles.

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VW Cheating Could Cause 59 Early Deaths, Not Including Newly Accused Models


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Antarctica’s Melting Ice Sheets Could Slow Climate Change


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Controlled Burns, Baby Microbiomes, and Goose Bumps: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Controlled fires could actually save forests and fight climate change


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In Western forests prone to wildfire, thinning and burning treatments can help reduce wildfire risks and trap carbon in new plant growth.

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Your Microbiome as a Baby May Influence Your Intestinal Health Today


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In the United States, one in five people struggle with digestive issues. A recent study in Genome Biology suggests that the best approach might be to fix things before they are broken.

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The B-Mode Story You Haven’t Heard


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B-modes are still revealing cosmic secrets.

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Tracking India’s Deadly Flu Outbreak in Real Time


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A team of doctors are trying to revolutionize India’s health system during one of the largest gatherings on Earth.

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New Gold-Plated Silicon Array Can Cleverly Control Light


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A chip made from zero-index metamaterials could usher in an era of super-fast optical computing.

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3D Woven Synthetic Cartilage Could Help Your Knees Replace Themselves


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Superluminal Speeds, Health Systems, and Spectacular Star Deaths: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Psychologists Find School Stability a Factor in Achievement Gap


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Experiences such as moving and making new friends can stimulate complex psychosocial and cognitive responses from children.

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Touching Binary Stars Will Die Spectacular Deaths No Matter How They Go


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Flashlight-Sized Probe Can Spot Cancer Cells in Real Time


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Are the Laws of Physics Really Universal?


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Why Billions in Foreign Aid Failed to Prevent Ebola Outbreak


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Strings attached to development aid have helped hollow out the health systems of Ebola-affected countries.

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Leaky Blood Vessels Could Help Prevent Alzheimer's


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Junk Food Can Alter Your Immune System


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Microbes that can change the architecture of our bone tissue seem to thrive on junk food diets.

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Dyson Spheres, DNA Tags, and an Ebola Drug: NOVA Next Week in Review


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The West Coast Is Still Safe from Fukushima Radiation


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Psychologists Discover Easy Ways to Make Standardized Testing Less Biased


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Bowling for Dark Matter


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Could 1,000-ton “bowling balls” of dark matter be rolling around the cosmos?

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Bizarre Data From Far-Off Star May Suggest a Solar-Collecting Megastructure


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Scientists have detected fluctuating radiation from a star 1,500 light-years away. It could be a telltale sign of Dyson spheres, energy-storing solar panels in space.

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To Automate Everything, Solve These Three Challenges


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Internet-connected devices promise to automate our lives, but we still have to solve these three challenges.

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Ebola Drug Killed by Congressional Inaction Less than Two Years Before Outbreak


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A promising Ebola drug was halted by the government one month after getting fast-tracked by the FDA.

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Synthetic DNA Tags Could Help Artists Outwit Forgers


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Study Suggests That Children Exposed to Fukushima Accident Are Developing Thyroid Cancer


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800 Trillion Plastic Microbeads Go Down Drains Every Day


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Researchers say that banning microbeads––plastic bits used to add a little grit to soaps, face washes and toothpastes––from personal care products could help protect the world’s waterways from a growing assault of plastic.

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Neutrino Physicists win Nobel, but Neutrino Mysteries Remain


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The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics honored the discovery that neutrinos oscillate and have mass.

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Nigeria’s Bet on Beating Drug-Resistant Malaria


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In Africa's fastest growing city, antimalarial resistance is mounting. Can the country slow its advance?

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Psychologists Discover Easy Ways to Make Standardized Testing Less Biased


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An 800-Foot Ancient Tsunami Once Heaved Truck-Sized Boulders Onto a High Plateau


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"Extreme geology" isn't just a thing of the past. Events like this could happen again.

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Unveiling an Epidemic, Martian Water, and Carbon Chips: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Carbon Nanotube Chips Could Power Your Computer in the 2020s


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Are Space and Time Discrete or Continuous?


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Some scientists think the existence of an absolute minimum length could point the way to a theory of quantum gravity.

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The Hacker Who Exposed South Korea's Deadly Epidemic


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New Dinosaur Species Probably Endured Snow and Darkness for Months on End


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$20 Million Xprize Wants to Eliminate Waste Carbon Dioxide


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Could the Universe Be Lopsided?


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Einstein's theory of general relativity makes room for very different kinds of universes.

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Are We Prepared? An Exclusive Interview with WHO Director-General Margaret Chan


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In an exclusive interview, Margaret Chan talks about the WHO's role in fighting disease around the world.

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Liquid Water Likely Flows On the Salty Hills of Mars


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NASA discovered hydrated salts on the surface of Mars, which strongly suggests the presence of liquid water.

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MERS, Microbiome, and Mortality: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Given Equal Healthcare Access, Black Patients' Mortality Rate Is Lower Than Whites'


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To Move Faster, London’s Tube Needs to Slow Down


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The Middle East’s Mystery Virus


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We know little about MERS, the slowly simmering virus that threatens to boil over into a full-blown pandemic.

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Volkswagen's Little Engine That Couldn't


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The story behind the promising but flawed diesel engine that cheated on emissions tests.

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A Unique Perfume-Cloud of Bacteria Follows You Wherever You Go


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Every time you interact with someone, you come into contact with the thousands of tiny microbes that inhabit his or her bacterial universe.

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Robots Are Now Smart Enough to Take the SAT


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Sierra Leone, Sonogenetics, and the Solar System: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Giraffes Hum to Each Other Throughout the Night, And Zookeepers Never Noticed


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A team at the University of Vienna painstakingly gathered 947 hours of giraffe noises over an eight-year period at three European zoos.

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New Neuro-Manipulation Technique ‘Sonogenetics’ Controls Brains with Sound


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The Brave Young Doctors of Sierra Leone


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They saved thousands from Ebola in Sierra Leone. Now they’re racing to revive their country’s health system.

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Preparing for the Next Outbreak


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Why Did Homo naledi Bury Its Dead?


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A newly discovered human ancestor may have deliberately disposed of its dead, a behavior that may not be unique to us.

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Homo naledi, Superhenge, and Humankind: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Battle Over Humanity’s Origins


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Two camps of archaeologists both claim their corner of Africa as humanity’s birthplace, but only one can be right.

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Archaeology’s Disputed Genius


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Archaeology’s establishment hasn’t always looked kindly on Lee Berger. Then he found a cave full of bones.

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New Fusion Milestone Lasted Just 5 Milliseconds


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Using a different approach from fusion experiment ITER, Tri Alpha has confined stable plasma on the outskirts of Los Angeles.

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Archaeologists Discover Massive "Superhenge" Five Times Larger Than Stonehenge


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The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes project has unearthed what could be the largest surviving stone monument in England—or even all of Europe.

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Can Games Change How We Think About Science?


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Games have become increasingly ubiquitous, with the enormous potential to be effective at reaching and teaching audiences.

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Coffee Grounds, Female Libido, and Quantum Paradox: NOVA Next Week in Review


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How Big Can Entanglement Get?


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Physicists are entangling bigger and bigger objects—not just single particles, but collections of thousands of atoms.

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Used Coffee Grounds Could Capture Potent Methane Emissions


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Sex, Drugs, and Women's Desire


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There may be other ways to boost sexual desire than the new pill, Addyi.

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How big a deal was Stephen Hawking’s big black hole announcement?


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Stephen Hawking proposes a new answer to the black hole information paradox.

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Venom of Aggressive Brazilian Wasp Rips Holes in Cancer Cells


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A certain compound in Polybia paulista's venom harms cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone.

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By 2050, Almost Every Seabird Will Have Plastic In Its Stomach


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A new study claims that 90% of seabirds today have plastic in their guts. By the year 2050, that figure will rise to 99%.

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Want More Girls in Computer Science? Tone Down the "Geek"


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While nerd pride may be a helpful strategy to build self-esteem among some youth, a new study from the Journal of Educational Psychology demonstrates that it may negatively impact interest in computer science among the majority of young women.

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Definitive Quantum Entanglement Test Could Secure the Future of Cryptography


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A new experiment demonstrates for the first time that "spooky action at a distance" is a real quantum phenomenon.

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Octopuses Living In Close Quarters May Be Throwing Shells At Each Other—On Purpose


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Drug Used For Cell Regeneration Could Also Reduce Radiation Damage After Exposure


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The World's Oldest Flower Could Harbor Life-Saving Secrets of Ancient Pollination


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Humanitarian Crises Are Visible From Space, Thanks to Changes in Earth's Atmosphere


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Brazilian Spiders, Metamaterials, and Hummingbirds: NOVA Next Week in Review


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The Shadow of a Black Hole


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The Event Horizon Telescope is poised to see the edge of a black hole for the first time.

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Magnetic ‘Wormholes’ Made From Metamaterials May Improve MRIs


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New Blood Test Predicts Future Suicide Attempts


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Scientists have developed a test that can predict if someone will attempt suicide—and whether it will require hospitalization.

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Graphene, Meet Mainstream


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Two recent discoveries could finally make fast, efficient electronics based on wonder material graphene possible.

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Humans Speaking Whistled "Bird Language" Use Both Sides of Their Brain To Talk, Not Just One


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A Trash Bin Marks the True Location of the Greenwich Meridian, 334 Feet to the East


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Can You Really Go Back in Time by Breaking the Speed of Light?


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Go faster than the speed of light in this strange and surprising time-travel thought experiment.

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Dams, Speedy Neutrinos, and GMOs: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Molten Salt and Superconducting Tapes Team Up for an ‘Affordable’ Fusion Reactor


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The ARC reactor proposal would also allow scientists to swap parts, enabling faster experimentation.

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RNA Spray Could Make GMOs Obsolete


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Through RNA interference, or the process of temporarily barring gene expression, Monsanto scientists have been able to stop a pest from eating crops by spraying RNA that shuts down a gene the insects need to survive directly onto the plants.

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The Undamming of America


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We’ve impounded rivers for hundreds of years, but as our society has evolved, so has our relationship with dams.

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Bacteria in Tree of Life Expand by 50% Thanks to Water Filters and Algorithms


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Fastest Neutrino Ever Detected Has 1,000x the Energy of the LHC


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Captured by the Icecube Neutrino Observatory, the muon collision was a byproduct of a powerful subatomic collision, one that involved the most energetic neutrino yet discovered.

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Friction, Faces, and Fossilized Turds: NOVA Next Week in Review


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The Bizarre Sex Lives of the Ancient Rangeomorphs


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Scientists Discover that Horses Are More Expressive Than Chimps


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A new study suggests that horses are capable of 17 distinct facial expressions—more than have been identified in chimps, dogs, and cats.

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Friction Fighters


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Mastering the poorly understood yet ubiquitous force could transform everything from transportation to geology.

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3D Printed Pills Could Bring Bespoke Drugs to a Hospital Near You


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New Theory Could Tell Us If Life Came From an Alien Planet


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Researchers have devised a way to test the panspermia hypothesis using next-generation telescopes.

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Extreme Hate, Melting Glaciers, and Chicken Politics: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Highly-Effective Ebola Vaccine Could Stymie Future Outbreaks


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Vivid Extrasolar Aurora Solves Astronomical Mystery


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Recovering from Hate


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Science is revealing the stimuli that drive extremism—and how people can escape its grasp.

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What the Heck is a Pentaquark?


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An unexpected discovery might be the first detection of a new particle called a pentaquark.

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The Strict Chicken Politics of Cock-a-Doodle-Doo


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Agriculture May Have Started 11,000 Years Earlier Than We Thought


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Cloud Factories, TB Therapies, and Flu Vaccines: NOVA Next Week in Review


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City Law Warns About Radiation That Probably Won't Harm You


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Scientists Spot Earth's Near-Identical Twin 1,400 Light-Years Away


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NASA has discovered an exoplanet that closely resembles Earth and has the potential to host life.

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Universal Flu Vaccine Could End Annual Shots


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Tumor-Fighting Drugs Take on Tuberculosis


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Creative collaborations are uncovering a wealth of new drugs that could help tame drug resistant tuberculosis.

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My Enchanted Evening


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Frank Wilczek recalls the most important night of his scientific career in this excerpt from A Beautiful Question.

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Fossil Fuels Are Destroying Our Ability to Study the Past


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The Tiny Cloud Factories of the Southern Ocean


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Pluto, Spaceballs, and DNA: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Long-Lasting "Spaceballs" Solve Century-Old Astronomy Puzzle


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How Can Hackathons Support STEM Learning and Girls?


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The Learning Pathways Project, founded by high school student Satvika Kumar, supports STEM learning for elementary & middle schoolers.

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Prozac’s Latest Users Are Hungry Starlings


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How Time Got Its Arrow


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Can a new understanding of time help unify physics and reveal how the universe was born?

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Distant Pluto Shows Signs of Youth, Even After 4.5 Billion Frigid Years


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In a small portion of Pluto’s bright “heart” feature, the New Horizons team imaged mountain ranges that, at up to 11,000 feet high, rival the Rockies. And scientists predict that they aren’t more than 100 million years old.

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The Codes of Modern Life


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How a mathematical breakthrough from the 1960s powers everything from spacecraft to cell phones.

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Meet the LHC’s Latest Discovery, the Long-Sought Pentaquark


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Physicists have been hunting the elusive particle for more than 50 years.

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Pluto Shows Its True Colors


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Pluto is a celestial oddball in more ways than one. It’s the only (former) planet that boasts a binary system status and Charon, its largest moon, is massive enough that the two bodies rotate around a common center of gravity.

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Live Dispatches from the New Horizons Control Room


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At approximately 7:49 a.m. EDT on July 14, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft was slated to hurtle past Pluto, the dwarf planet formerly known as a planet.

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1980s Soviet Mind Game Might Help Treat PTSD


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Elephants, Toads, and Brain-Linked Monkeys: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Secrets of Bear Hibernation Could Help Us Get to Mars


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By studying bears’ months-long lethargy, scientists may have stumbled on a way to prevent astronauts’ bone loss.

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The Amnesiac and His Wife Who Helps Him Remember


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Brain-Linked Monkeys Form Superorganism, Deftly Control Robotic Arm


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In a first, neuroscientists have yoked multiple brains to accomplish a task. Bring on the brainets.

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Are We Living in a Computer Simulation?


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Some physicists and philosophers say your thoughts are just bits in a computer simulation.

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The Depths of Animal Grief


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From parrots to elephants, animals that lose a child or companion can exhibit an apparently complex range of emotions.

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When It Gets Hot Out There, These Lizards Turn Into Ladies


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The "Jennifer Aniston" Neuron Could Help Scientists Decode Memory Formation


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Whenever a patient was shown a picture of Jennifer Aniston, one particular neuron in the patient’s brain would start to fire. Other individual neurons in the same brain region are associated with pictures of other celebrities.

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Physics of the Future, Fractals Found, and Our Carbon Footprint: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Molecular Forensic Technique Could Be a Boon for Homicide Investigators


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Black Holes Could Turn You Into a Hologram, and You Wouldn’t Even Notice


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How Physics Will Change—and Change the World—in 100 Years


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Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek predicts a century of advances in physics and beyond.

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1980s Pop Song Reveals Fractal Rhythms of the Human Mind


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By analyzing the hi-hat in a hit single, physicists demonstrate a uniquely human way of keeping a beat.

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The Pittsburgh Zoo Teaches Youth Science Through Hands-On Inquiry


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More than 400 students have completed the zoo's program, which includes a summer session where students design, execute, & present their research projects.

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Saving the Sun, Surrealist Art, and the Sixth Extinction: NOVA Next Week in Review


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The Strength of Moon Jellies' Muscles Help Them Perpetually Self-Heal


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The U.S. Soldier Who Witnessed More Than 20 Nuclear Tests on American Soil


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Private First Class Joel Healy was 17 years old when he took part in Operation Plumbbob, one of the largest nuclear test series conducted in the United States.

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Wild Bees Are Vital to Agriculture, But Only 2% Do Most of the Work


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Can Quantum Computing Reveal the True Meaning of Quantum Mechanics?


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Could quantum computers help reveal the true meaning of quantum mechanics?

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Saving the Sun


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The same technologies that will rid the electric grid of fossil fuels could also save it from potential disaster.

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Nearly Half of the Microbes In New York City's Subways Are Undiscovered Species


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Scientists are just beginning to forage urban environments for exotic microbes that could help us understand everything from infectious disease to climate change.

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This Scientist Learned By Doing Science and Your Students Can Too


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Authentic science inquiry is a complex set of activities that scientists undertake as part of “doing” science.

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Left to Their Own Devices, Computers Create Trippy, Surrealist Art


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Paying for Nature, Filming Cell Death, and Reuniting with Philae: NOVA Next Week in Review


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The Iron Workers of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge


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Augmented Reality Goggles Are Giving the Blind More than Basic Sight


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Putting a Price on Nature


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The balance sheet might be the next frontier for conservation, but will it be enough to save our ecosystems?

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Do We Need to Rewrite General Relativity?


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A vocal minority of physicists are working to modify Einstein’s theory of gravity.

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Found! Ancient Stars That Paved the Way for Life


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Could this extreme magnetic shield reveal new physics?


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Experiments using a new magnetic shield could reveal why the universe has more matter than antimatter.

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The Most Unbelievable Eye on Earth Belongs to a Creature With No Brain


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This creature doesn't have a brain—or even a nervous system—but it can still see.

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Scientists Capture a White Blood Cell's Death For the First Time


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As white blood cells die, they send out signals to fellow leukocytes nearby––possibly to alert them that they're in the throes of death. Using time-lapse microscopy, scientists filmed this process for the first time.

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Wine, Radio Waves, and World Oceans Day: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Couple Starts First Official Rat Sanctuary in U.S.


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Blue Computer Light Alone May Not Be Messing With Your Sleep


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Wild Chimp Winos May Explain Why We Love Booze


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A Window into New Physics


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Bursts of radio waves lasting just milliseconds could reveal the physics behind dark matter or quantum gravity theories.

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Injectable Mesh Electronics Could Someday Interface with Your Brain


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A Science Program in Wisconsin Brings the Universe to Students' Backyards


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Environmental and astronomy educators have teamed up not only to teach students about ecosystems, but also our cosmic origins that make life possible.

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One Drop Of Blood Can Reveal Almost Every Virus A Person Has Ever Had


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A new experimental test called VirScan analyzes antibodies that the body has made in response to previous viruses. And, it can detect 1,000 strains of viruses from 206 species.

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The Unbearable Lightness of Gravity


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What is gravitational energy, and can new experiments shed light on its elusive nature?

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The Couple that Caught Bubonic Plague from Infected Fleas


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Cloning Sawfish, Staving Off Ebola, and Locking Away Carbon: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Blood Pressure Pills and Antidepressants Are Surprisingly Effective Against Ebola


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Two widely-used prescription drugs, Zoloft, a popular antidepressant, and Vascor, a blood pressure medication, might be our answer in the fight against Ebola.

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Watch Live: 23 Robots Face Off in the DARPA Robot Challenge 2015


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NOVA's Evolution Lab: Adventures in the Tree of Life


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Play NOVA's Evolution Lab to explore the tree of life and become an expert in phylogenetics—the study of the evolutionary relationships among species.

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Endangered Sawfish Are Cloning Themselves to Stave Off Extinction


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Give a Chimp a Grill, and All He’ll Want is Cooked Food


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The Coal That’s Good for the Climate


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Locking carbon away for decades could be as simple as spreading biochar on farm fields.

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Invasive Microbe Could Save Caribbean Corals from Bleaching, for a Price


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Alzheimer's Disease May Have Evolved As Humans Became More Intelligent


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The bigger brains that evolved with early modern humans may have come with an unfortunate side effect—Alzheimer's disease.

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The Rocket-Sled Airman Who Helped Pave the Way to Space


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Mega-Fruit, Ultra-Cold Atoms, and Self-Aware States: NOVA Next Week in Review


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ISIS Hasn’t Destroyed Ancient Palmyra Ruins—Yet


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Ultracold Experiment Could Solve One of Physics's Biggest Contradictions


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By chilling atoms so they come to a standstill, scientists may have figured out a way to observe the transition from quantum to classical realms.

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Searching for Advanced Alien Engineering


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Astronomers are scanning stars and galaxies for evidence of hypothetical alien megastructures called Dyson spheres.

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When Does Consciousness Begin and End?


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By studying different states of awareness, we’re narrowing in on what it means to be conscious.

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Scientists Discover a Way to Make Potentially Any Fruit Bigger


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By editing a gene likely exploited during domestication, scientists create plants that produce giant tomatoes.

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Railroads, Antibiotic Resistance, and Rapa Nui Ruins: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Lasers Could Save Fading Architectural Ruins Before They're Destroyed


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Children May Not Have as Many Mental Health Disorders as Suspected


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Dealing with the Health Data Deluge


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We’re awash in health information. But to make sense of it, healthcare has to overhaul how it handles data.

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Engineered Virus Rids Bacteria of Antibiotic Resistance


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Using two CRISPR systems, scientists have incentivized bacteria to eliminate the genes that code for drug resistance.

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Modified Brewer’s Yeast Could Soon Make Morphine


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Four Tips to Close the Gender Gap in Science Education


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From an early age, girls perceive that science is for men. The good news is that the future for women in science is slowly improving.

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Corals, Cuba, and Dangerously-Cut Cocaine: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Only Known, Truly Warm-Blooded Fish Swims Like a Bird


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Gravitational Waves From Bubble Universe Collisions?


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Theorists have suggested a new way to detect the existence of other universes.

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Scientists Created a Dino-Skulled Chicken to Explore Evolution


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Palau’s Improbably Healthy Coral Reefs


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Why acidic waters haven’t killed Palau’s vibrant coral could help save many reefs from catastrophe.

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The Biggest Misconceptions About Evolution, And What We Can Do About Them (Part 2)


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Part 2 of our evolution misconceptions series tackles the randomness of evolution and the idea that evolution advances linearly from simple to advanced.

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Cuba’s Inventive Vaccine Could Treat More Than Just Lung Cancer


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Cuban scientists developed a lung cancer vaccine decades ago, and it may finally be coming to the U.S.

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Measles Vaccine Protects Children Against Other Deadly Infections, Too


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A new study suggests that measles survivors in developed countries remain vulnerable to other infections for at least two years after recovery.

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Mirages, Memories, and Mammoths: NOVA Next Week in Review


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The Perfectly Scientific Explanation for Why Chicago Appeared Upside Down in Michigan


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The eerie effect was the product of a special atmospheric condition called a "superior mirage," which makes an object appear higher than it is.

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Are the Quantum World and The Real World the Same Thing?


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Origins of Complex Life Uncovered in the Ocean Deep


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Near a hydrothermal vent, scientists discovered a missing evolutionary link that illuminates our eukaryotic past.

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Discovering U-Boat 166


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Hear from the marine archeologists who found the wreckage of a German U-boat sunk in the Gulf of Mexico during WWII.

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Inside the Memory Machine


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Memory prostheses could help the sick and injured by stimulating the hippocampus, but they also raise ethical questions.

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Woolly Mammoths Probably Died Off By Themselves, Alone On An Isolated Arctic Island


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Woolly mammoths likely went extinct on Wrangel Island, where they suffered from inbreeding and lack of genetic diversity.

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The Mathematics Pipeline and Student Diversity: An Uncommon Dialogue


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How can educational institutions help underrepresented minority students persist, matriculate, and succeed in mathematics related disciplines?

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There's a Plant That Shows You Where Diamonds Are Buried


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A prospector and geologist working in West Africa noticed a striking association between a single plant species and diamond-rich formations.

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Dodo Feces, Tyson Foods, and Forward Osmosis: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Light Pollution May Harm Our Ocean’s Water-Filtering ‘Ecosystem Engineers’


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The Biggest Misconceptions About Evolution, And What We Can Do About Them (Part 1)


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Outright denialism is part of the problem of America’s issue with evolution. Another part, which involves misconceptions about evolution, is far subtler.

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The Dodo Almost Died Off 4,000 Years Ago Because Of Its Own Poop


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In a series of unfortunate events, the dodo faced near-extinction when an island drought caused native animals' only freshwater lake to become polluted.

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Purifying the Dirtiest Waters


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Inspired by our body’s own cells, forward osmosis technology can clean the world’s most toxic waters.

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For a Healthy Heart, You May Have to Eat More Cheese


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A new study suggests that eating cheese may be good for you, and it has some sound science to back it up.

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What Triggers Lightning? Radio Telescope Data May Have an Answer


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Hubble, Human Rights, and Human Embryos: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Universe's 'Supervoid' May Be the Largest Structure Ever Discovered By Humanity


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A vast, low-density region of space spanning 1.8 billion light-years could help explain why part of the universe is so cold.

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Scientists Genetically Modify Human Embryos


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Chinese scientists used the CRISPR-Cas9 editing technique to alter the genome of a “nonviable” human embryo.

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Why Physics Needs Philosophy


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Has philosophy been eclipsed by science in the quest for understanding the nature of reality?

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Fracking’s Hidden Hazards


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Manmade earthquake hazard maps will identify vulnerable buildings in the heartland, but they’re still years away.

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Civic Ecology: Integrating Social and Environmental Sciences


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Scientists at Cornell University’s Civic Ecology Lab are offering a counter perspective to viewing humans solely as destroyers of the environment.

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Chimpanzees Granted Habeas Corpus, a Right Normally Reserved for Humans (Updated)


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Writ is a small but significant step that could grant certain human rights to the great apes.

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Fecal Transplants, Mega-Trees, and Slum Tourism: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Scientists Have Discovered a Way to Make Trees Grow Bigger and Faster


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Scientists believe they've figured out how to tap into a tree's command center, allowing them to grow faster and sprout more leaves.

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Meteorites Bombarded by Solar Wind May Have Seeded Prebiotic Molecules Throughout the Universe


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Who Does Slum Tourism Benefit?


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Decrepit neighborhoods have become a magnet for curious visitors, but is the practice as denigrating as some suggest?

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Staggering Warming Could Happen If We Burn All Fossil Fuels


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Paleontologists Use Tail Bones to Tell Male and Female Dinos Apart


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Math: Discovered, Invented, or Both?


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Mario Livio explores math’s uncanny ability to describe, explain, and predict phenomena in the physical world.

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Preschool, Brontosaurus, and Gross Science: NOVA Next Week in Review


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If You're Underweight, You May Be At Higher Risk of Dementia


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How Preschool Can Make You Smarter and Healthier


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Just two years of preschool can stay with people for decades, making them healthier, more intelligent adults.

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How Preschool Can Make You Smarter and Healthier


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Just two years of preschool can stay with a person for decades, making them healthier, more intelligent adults.

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Ultra-Fast-Charging, Ultra-Safe Battery Is Made from Aluminum Foil


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A new battery, made from aluminum foil and graphene foam, could speed the process of charging your device along.

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The Myth of the "Next Einstein"


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Einstein’s fame arose from a perfect storm of science, culture, and personality, says physicist Paul Halpern.

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Brontosaurus Is Back From the Dead


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Simple Cartographic Exercises Can Radically Alter the Real World


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Protostars, Soundscapes, and Subwoofers: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Watching a Star Being Born in Real Time Actually Takes Decades


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Over 18 years, astronomers have been watching protostar W75N(B)-VLA 2 for clues on how massive stars form.

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Schrödinger’s Menagerie


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You already know Schrodinger’s cat. Now meet the other animals of the famous physicist's thought experiments.

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Healing Minds with Virtual Reality


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Immersive virtual-reality environments are helping psychologists treat everything from PTSD to autism.

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Physicists Warming Up the LHC Accidentally Create a Rainbow Universe


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Stress from Poverty Decreases Child Brain Sizes—Even at Birth


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A new study shows that children born into low-income families have smaller brains and reduced cognitive ability, regardless of genetic ancestry.

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Subwoofers Make Surprisingly Effective Fire Extinguishers


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Alzheimer's, Icelanders, and Ebola: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Thankfully, Epidemic Ebola Strain Isn’t Any More Lethal or Transmissible


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Galaxies' Gamma Rays May Illuminate Dark Matter


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Gamma rays from a dwarf galaxy may help astronomers solve the riddle of dark matter.

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Your Nose Could Be the Bridge Between Virtual Reality and Real Life


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Stem Cells Finally Deliver, But Not on Their Original Promise


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Stem cell therapies remain few and far between, but the versatile tissues are transforming how we understand disease.

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Silver Nanoparticles Could Give Millions Microbe-free Drinking Water


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Indian researchers are using silver-based nanochemistry to bring clean water to underserved areas at low cost.

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New Alzheimer's Drug Sharply Reduces Cognitive Decline in Phase 1 Clinical Trial


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A new experimental Alzheimer's drug has exceeded scientists' expectations in its ability to reduce amyloid plaque and minimize cognitive decline.

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Custom Organs, Designer Critters, DIY Particle Detectors: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Let’s Talk About Designer Wild Critters, Not Designer Babies


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Naked-Eye Particle Physics


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Engineering Design on a Dime


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Teacher Kathy Biernat shares inexpensive and creative tips to teach engineering design.

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Quick Test That Measures a Patient’s Own Proteins Could Slash Antibiotic Overuse


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By testing a patient's blood, doctors may be able to determine whether an infection is viral or bacterial in a matter of minutes.

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Custom Organs, Printed to Order


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Replacing a failing kidney or scarred heart may soon require little more than a slurry of cells and a 3D printer.

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Last Year Was Proof That the Economy Can Grow Without Emitting More Greenhouse Gases


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Battery Tech that Could Revolutionize Cars Will Debut in a Vacuum Cleaner


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A new manufacturing technique—inspired by computer chip fabs—could easily double battery capacities.

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Nanoparticles, Water Worlds, and Cosmic Dust: NOVA Next Week in Review


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In the Past 24 Hours, 60 Tons of Cosmic Dust Have Fallen to Earth


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The amount of space dust that Earth accumulates each day has been largely uncertain. Now, scientists have an estimate.

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Sneaking into the Brain with Nanoparticles


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Nanoparticles' unique properties could dramatically change the way we understand and treat the brain and its diseases.

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Saturn's Moon, Enceladus, Shows Signs of Hydrothermal Activity


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Personalized Medicine Is Prompting Tough, Personal Choices


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Women with BRCA mutations are being forced to decide whether to remove their ovaries.

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It's Almost Impossible For a Robot To Do Your Laundry... For Now


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Supernova Reruns, Killer Whales, and Coral Reefs: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Astronomers Have Been Watching This Star Blow Up Over, and Over, and Over Again


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Thanks to an Einsteinian optics trick, these scientists have been able to witness a single star supernova multiple times—in different parts of the night sky.

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Physicists Finally See Light as a Particle and a Wave at the Same Time


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For the first time, physicists have captured light acting as both a wave and a particle in the same snapshot.

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It’s Back! The LHC Prepares for Round Two


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Physicists are getting ready for new discoveries from the upgraded Large Hadron Collider.

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Hope from the Deeps for Coral Reefs


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Coral reefs face a bleak future, but survival may come from a very unlikely place—the dark, cold depths of the ocean.

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You Probably Sniff Your Hand After Shaking Someone Else's


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Wolf—Human Alliance May Have Finished Off the Neanderthals


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Memes, Mothers, and Inflammation: NOVA Next Week in Review


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A Brief History of the Speed of Light


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From Galileo to today, how physicists have measured and modified the speed at which light travels.

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BPS, A Common BPA Substitute, May Cause Heart Arrhythmia


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‘Truly Unexpected’ Bright Spots on Ceres Caught by Dawn Spacecraft


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A surprising image has scientists stumped. What's causing the anomalies?

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An Inflammatory Theory of Brain Disease


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Neuroscientists are torn over whether inflammation—a natural immune response—is causing a vast number of brain diseases.

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Babies Rely on Mother's Voice and Heartbeat To Develop Healthy Brains


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Science Says You Probably Won’t Share This Image


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But you will want to share this article.

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Iron Curtain, Epigenome, and Alzheimer's: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Whales Are Getting Even Bigger


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Presenting the Physics Oscars!


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In Once-Mysterious Epigenome, Scientists Find What Turns Genes On


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Is General Relativity Too Perfect?


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Physicists are looking for flaws in Einstein's 100-year-old theory of gravity.

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Life in the Death Zone


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The tireless efforts of two men transformed the Iron Curtain into a wildlife reserve for the 21st century.

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Bitter Cold May Have Rendered Penguins' Taste Buds Obsolete


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Black Holes, Asteroids, and Excessive Snow: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Hollywood Helped Physicists Cast Light on Spinning Black Holes


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Believe it or not––the movie Interstellar might have furthered our understanding of the cosmos.

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The New Power Plants That Could Actually Remove Carbon from the Atmosphere


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By combining two existing, though still not entirely proven, technologies, researchers have devised a strategy that would allow much of western North America to go carbon negative by 2050.

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Does Science Need Falsifiability?


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Scientists are rethinking the fundamental principle that scientific theories must make testable predictions.

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The EPA's Natural Gas Problem


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Production and distribution of methane is full of leaks, and no one—not even the EPA—knows how much is lost.

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Elemental Relics of Inca Heavy Industry Found in Peruvian Glacier


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For the first time, scientists quantified the evidence that humans began polluting the Peruvian Andes long before the Industrial Revolution began.

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Neuroscience Suggests that Brian Williams May In Fact Be "Misremembering"


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Criminal Minds, Dirty Subways, and Hydrogen Power: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Hydrogen’s Future as a Fuel May Hinge on the Fate of Four Electrons


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Landmark Vote Allows Babies In the U.K. to Be Born to 2.001 Parents


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Electric Fields Carrying Chemo Could Destroy Intractable Tumors


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Can Neuroscience Determine Guilt or Innocence?


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As our understanding of the human brain grows more sophisticated, it is changing how courts determine culpability.

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You May Be Born to Feel Carsick


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Ebola Drug Trial Halted For the Best Possible Reason


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Möbius Strips, Measles, and Mosquitos: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Scientists Have Created an Impossible Shape Made of Light


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Real, unmanufactured Möbius strips rarely occur spontaneously in nature. But now, scientists have rendered one out of light.

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Mosquito-Borne Diseases to Be Fought by Modified Mosquitoes in Florida


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Patent Suits that Held Up Personalized Medicine Are Being Settled


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Saving the World’s Only True Wild Horses


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The Przewalski's horse would have gone extinct were it not for the obsessive devotion of three young Dutch activists.

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Ancient Mesopotamian Texts Show PTSD May Be as Old as Combat Itself


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Researchers studying ancient accounts of war say that soldiers suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, too.

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Vesuvius, Yellowstone, and Beyond Our Planet: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Massive Oil Spill in Yellowstone River Contaminates Drinking Water


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Oil spilled from Montana pipeline could linger for months as icy conditions complicate cleanup.

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Can Early Intervention Prevent Autism?


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New programs for at-risk infants promise to change autism's trajectory, but they are fraught with challenges.

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Our Solar System May Have Two Undiscovered Planets


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X-ray Vision Unveils Hidden Text in Vesuvius-Blasted Papyrus


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Why Use a Better Microscope When You Can Just Make Cells Bigger?


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Resilient Minds, Evolving Lizards, Swimming Robots: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Megatsunami May Not Have Wiped Out Europe’s First Great Civilization—So What Did?


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Current estimates suggest Thera’s eruption, around 3,500 years ago, was the biggest volcanic cataclysm since the last Ice Age.

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Lizard Penises Evolve Six Times Faster Than Other Traits


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What Makes a Resilient Mind


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From genetics to social ties, scientists are discovering why some people—but not others—easily bounce back from trauma.

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Want to Gain Others' Trust? Wear the Scent of Lavender


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A new study suggests that the calming scent of lavender—as opposed to more stimulating smells like peppermint—is capable of fostering interpersonal trust.

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Scientists Finally Prove Why Cold Weather Makes You Sick


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Your mom was right. Put on a sweater.

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Party Drug, Powerful Molecule, and Repowered LHC: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Powerful, Promising New Molecule May Snuff Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria


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Cyber Attack on German Steel Mill Leads to ‘Massive’ Real World Damage


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A steel mill in Germany lost control of its blast furnace. Hackers had infiltrated the mill’s control system, according to the German government’s office for information security.

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Exclusive: Edward Snowden on Cyber Warfare


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The former NSA contractor sat down with NOVA to discuss the perils posed by cyber warfare.

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Party Drug Ketamine May Be the Next Big Antidepressant


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In the quest to treat depression, one of the most common mental illnesses, doctors and researchers have turned their attention on a party drug.

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MIT+K12 is Training the Next Generation of Science Communicators


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A new program at MIT is creating the next generation of science communicators through engaging, short-form STEM videos on YouTube.

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Your Last Moments May Be Imprinted on Your Brain After Death


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Studies of mouse brains after they die reveal the chemical traces of their last encounters.

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Depression May Be Caused by Inflammation


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Researchers have found evidence that a common immune response could be the cause of a common mental illness.

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Risk of Over a Dozen Cancers Driven by Chance


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Big Idea of 2014: Genetically Engineering Anything


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Big Idea of 2014: Climate Change Crises and Opportunities


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Big Idea of 2014: BICEP2 and Cosmic Inflation


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Big Idea of 2014: Our New Robot Economy


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Big Idea of 2014: Wearable Health Sensors


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Big Idea of 2014: The Next Green Revolution, Powered by Microbes


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Big Idea of 2014: Predicting the Future


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Mars, Methane, and Magic Tricks: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Artificial Intelligence is Making Magic Tricks More Magical


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Why We’re Good at Identifying Smells, But Horrible at Describing Them


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NOVA’s Favorite Science Education Stories of 2014


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As the semester winds down and hallways empty for the holiday break, NOVA shares our ten favorite stories about science, education, and youth from 2014.

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Building a New Economy on Soda Bottles and a 3D Printer


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Engineers in a small Mexican town are reversing the supply chain, turning waste plastic into economic opportunity.

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Erratic Methane Spikes and Traces of Lost Water Point to Possible Life on Mars


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Massive Meteor-Induced Climate Swings May Have Made Mars’s Valleys


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Vikings, Volcanoes, and Very Bad Hangovers: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Your Genes Influence How Bad Your Hangover Will Be


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Going out for some drinks this weekend? You might want to think twice before risking a heavy hangover.

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Volcanoes May Be Masking the Severity of Global Warming


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Preserving the Astronomical Past


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Are century-old, original images of the cosmos worth saving in an era of digitized astronomy?

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Mitochondrial DNA Proves Women Were Instrumental Viking Colonizers


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The Vikings weren't just masculine raiders and pillagers. They were adventurous sea-faring women, too.

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Big Bang May Have Created a Mirror Universe Where Time Runs Backwards


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Quasars, Quails, and Gas Collapse: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Fracking Boom Could Start to Collapse in 2020


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Living Bits: Information and the Origin of Life


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Can information theory shed light on the origin and evolution of life?

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Casual Quail Sex Leads to More Fearful, Fatter Offspring


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The personality of Japanese quail chicks changes depending on the kind of relationship formed between parents, a new study reports.

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The Science of Preventing Date Rape


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From clever chemical tests to psychological studies, discover what researchers are doing to combat sexual assault.

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Image of the Early Universe Is Only 4.9 Percent Regular Matter


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Quasars Show 'Spooky' Alignment Across Billions of Light Years


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A new study suggests that quasars’ rotation axes are aligned with one another despite that they're separated by billions of light-years.

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Planting Prairies at Airports Could Make Flying Safer


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By turning hundreds of acres back to prairie, Dayton International Airport is reducing its environmental impact––while cutting back on maintenance costs.

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Why Physics Needs Humor


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Discover the seriously silly antics of some of the greatest minds in physics.

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‘Fast-forward Genetics’ Induces Mutations to Produce Higher-Yielding Crops


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Transparent Bandage Allows Scientists to Detect Suffocating Wounds


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Sea Star Sickness, Micro-Movements, and Fungi Corpses: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Fungi-infested Corpses Signal the Perfect Home for Pharaoh Ants


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Language Heard During Infancy, Then Lost, Leaves 'Ghost' Imprint on the Brain


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Chinese children adopted into French-speaking families at an age of 12 months still register Chinese tones later in life.

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Does Antimatter Fall Up or Down?


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Discover how physicists are investigating how gravity affects antimatter.

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Why Doesn’t Everyone Believe Humans Are Causing Climate Change?


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Two scientists, two very different answers to why some people refuse to believe that humans are changing the climate.

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Decades-old Virus Behind Devastating Sea Star Epidemic


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Children with Autism May Have Inherited Abnormal "Micro-Movement" Patterns


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Pagophagia, Philae, and Frequent Flashes: NOVA Next Week in Review


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There’s More Than One Way To Hunt For Gravitational Waves, Part 2


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For Every 1°C of Global Warming, Lightning Strikes Will Increase By 12%


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Tight Finances May Spell the End of Independence for Research Centers


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As federal funding dries up, independent research institutes are looking to universities and corporations for support.

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Does Science Education Need A Civic Engagement Makeover?


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The more students are able to connect the dots between scientific processes and science's impact on society, the more informed they will be as citizens.

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There’s More Than One Way To Hunt For Gravitational Waves


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Will one of a handful of dark-horse experiments be the first to detect gravitational waves?

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Decade-long Quest to Land on a Comet Comes to an End


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Brain-Sharpening Ice-Chewing Compulsion May Be a Vestige of Mammalian Evolution


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Humans' vestigial "dive reflex" could explain why some iron-deficient people report a burning desire to chomp on frozen things.

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From 310 Miles Above the Earth, Satellites Weigh Groundwater Lost to Irrigation


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The twin GRACE satellites read dimples in Earth's gravity like fingers reading Braille, including those caused by overdrawn aquifers.

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Birdsong, Baby Planets, and Everlasting Agriculture: NOVA Next Week in Review


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This Snapshot of Planets Being Born Is An Unprecedented Window Into Our Past


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Keeping Sleeping Sickness at Bay


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By collaring cows with waterbuck scent, enterprising scientists help farmers keep their herds healthy.

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Reshaping Eyeballs Temporarily Fixes Nearsightedness


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What is the Shape of a Proton?


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A marble, a peanut, a donut—or all of the above? Go inside physicists' quest to understand the nature of the proton.

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The Quest for Everlasting Agriculture


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To feed a world of more than 9 billion, we may need to rewrite the book of agriculture using perennials.

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This Bird's Songs Share the Same Mathematical Qualities as Human Music


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You May Be More Likely to Lie and Cheat At Night


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Cosmic Inflation, New Glue, and Moon Water: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Bioinspired Underwater Glue Could Soon Replace Stitches


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Two Genes May Explain Up to 10% of Violent Crime


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From Discovery to Dust


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Follow the decades-long astrophysical odyssey that nearly glimpsed the beginning of time.

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Smaller than Small: Looking for Something New With the LHC


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In this excerpt from his new book, Don Lincoln describes the quest for new fundamental particles.

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NASA Hopes to Test Mining Moon Water for Future Manned Missions


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Dark Chocolate Could Improve Memory By 25%, But You'd Have to Eat Seven Bars a Day


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When healthy people ages 50 to 69 drank a mixture high in cocoa flavanols for three months, they performed about 25% better on a memory test.

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Hacker Ants, Fish Sex, and Schizophrenia: NOVA Next Week in Review


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New Ant Species Thrives by Hacking Another Species's Culture


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The mirror turtle ant lives among the aggressive Crematogaster ampla thanks to some clever social engineering.

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Ice Found on Mercury, the Closest Planet to the Sun


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Photos snapped by the MESSENGER probe confirm ice in a very unlikely part of the solar system.

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What Schizophrenia Can Teach Us About Ourselves


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Deciphering the brain's default mode network could help us solve the mysteries of schizophrenia and identity.

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How Student Engagement Facilitates STEM Interest


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Connecting material to different topics, communicating regularly, and providing additional activities are great ways to improve student engagement.

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Inflation, Elation, Deflation: Reflecting on BICEP2


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New data undermine the widely-publicized claim that the BICEP2 telescope detected signals from the era of cosmic inflation.

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"Smell Cell" Transplant Helps Paralyzed Man Walk Again


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A Polish man who was paralyzed from the chest down can now walk again—all because he has a nose.

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Fish Invented Sex 385 Million Years Ago


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The antiarch fish, a type of placoderm, was the first species to reproduce by internal fertilization—and it did so sideways, "square-dance style."

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Workforce Robots, Insulin-Producing Stem Cells, and Compact Fusion Reactors: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Insulin-Producing Stem Cells Could Provide Lasting Diabetes Treatments


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Being with Jane Goodall


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What to Make of Recent Fusion Power Announcements


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Defense contractor Lockheed Martin announced that they were working on a compact nuclear fusion reactor, with promises that it could have proof-of-concept prototypes working within five years and a functional reactor in ten.

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Navigating the Robot Economy


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With robots poised to enter the workforce en masse, is our society prepared for the transition?

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This Fish Has No Circadian Rhythm, and It’s Better Off For It


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The Alzheimer’s Breakthrough That’s Been Missing Until Now—The Third Dimension


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Neuroscientists at Massachusetts General Hospital announced that they successfully grew human neurons in 3D in tiny petri dishes and, in the process, said they have solved one of the key mysteries of Alzheimer’s.

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Ancient Art, Fontain's Blushwood, and the Interactome: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Ancient Art May Have Come Out of Africa


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How Blue LEDs Work, and Why They Deserve the Physics Nobel


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Discover the physics behind blue LEDs, honored with the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics.

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The Diseaseome Could Take Medicine Beyond the Genome


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The biochemical connections within our bodies may hint at treatments that could transform medicine.

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Dallas Sheriff’s Deputy Under Observation Amid Fears of Ebola Exposure


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A Dallas sheriff's deputy may have been exposed to Ebola during a quarantine order, prompting fears of a second patient.

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Where Did Things Go Wrong for These Vanished Planes?


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Rare Australian Berries Might Contain Possible Cancer Treatment


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Scientists have destroyed cancerous tumors using a drug developed from the seeds of a berry found in Australia's rainforest.

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Let There Be (White) Light: Physics Nobel for LED Developers


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Effects of Performance-Enhancing Drugs May Last for Decades


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Watch Live: Announcement of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics


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Bioengineers Hack PCs and Phones to be Cheap Disease Detectors


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Internet Hoaxes, Australian Heat Waves, and Alzheimer's Hopes: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Pharmaceuticals Found in Low Levels in Wastewater-Irrigated Produce


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Anthrax Fertilizes Grass to Attract More Zebras, Spread More Anthrax


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Four Ways to Help Students Avoid Online Identity Theft


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The digital landscape has changed how identity theft occurs and it's important that parents, teachers, and children know how to protect themselves.

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Glimmers of Hope Before an Alzheimer’s Epidemic


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Recent studies of Alzheimer's earliest stages suggest we may finally be closing in on successful treatments.

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Australian Heatwave Is Linked Directly to Climate Change


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Lies Have Longevity on the Internet


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Icy Celestial Clouds, the Maven of Mars, and X-Ray Vision: NOVA Next Week in Review


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It May Have Icy Clouds, But It's Not a Planet, Not a Star, and Not in Our Solar System


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Bringing The Body To Digital Learning


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Research shows promising signs that incorporating bodily movements into digital education can improve learning.

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Norway Pays Liberia to Halt Deforestation in a First of Its Kind Deal


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The benefits for the African nation could extend well beyond public health.

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Video: Do We Live in a Multiverse?


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X-Ray Vision is Here


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New devices—which could be on the market soon—will let you see who's behind a wall. And that's just the beginning.

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Maven Probe Enters Mars Orbit to Learn Where the Planet’s Atmosphere Went


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Learn how to stay safe online with the Cybersecurity Lab


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NOVA has teamed up with cybersecurity experts to create the Cybersecurity Lab, a game where players discover how they can keep their digital lives safe.

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Our Retinas' Pattern Recognition Abilities Could Help Us Understand the Universe


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Circumbinary Exoplanets, Cheap Medical Diagnostics, and a Fracking Finding: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Who's Afraid of Quantum Mechanics?


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Fracking Contamination Traced to Leaky Well Linings


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Artificial Sweeteners Don’t Mix Well with Our Microbiomes


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The Simple Medical Diagnostics That Are Changing Healthcare


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For developing countries, diagnostics can be expensive and impractical. A group of scientists is hoping to change that.

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Old Astronomy Method Reveals Most Exoplanets May Have Two Suns


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Harvard Forum Covers Issues of Public Health and Trust in Vaccines


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‘Biospleen Device’ Uses Magnetic Nanoparticles to Filter Pathogens from Blood


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Our Tropical-Disease Future, the Vaginal Microbiome, and the Fight Against Measles: NOVA Next Week in Review


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New Antibiotic Found in Bacteria from the Vaginal Microbiome


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The first drug candidate to be isolated from the human microbiome is one produced by bacteria that live inside human vaginas.

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Stonehenge Was Merely the Focal Point of a Bigger Monument Site


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Quantum Harmonies: Modern Physics and Music


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From Pythagoras to string theory, explore the surprising connections between music and physics.

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Two Countries, One Deadly Disease


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Can officials in the U.S. and the U.K. learn from each other's experiences to cope with a rash of measles outbreaks?

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Curious Sea Creatures May Add Entirely New Branch to the Tree of Life


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With an Ever-Changing Climate, Our Tropical Disease Future is Nigh


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Immune System Judo, Triple Star Systems, and Dying Shrimp: NOVA Next Week in Review


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New Drug Clears Cancer Cells Through Immune System Judo


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The FDA has approved pembrolizumab, one of a new class of drugs that targets PD-1 proteins on cancer cells.

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What Drives Vaccination Rates?


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Each state sets its own policies for vaccination requirements and exemptions, and they vary widely across the U.S.

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Why is Whooping Cough Back?


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Pertussis—which can be fatal in infants—is on the rise due to changes in the vaccine, and to more people opting out.

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The Autism-Vaccine Myth


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How do we know that vaccines don't cause autism, and what do we know about what does contribute to the condition?

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Preventing HPV-Caused Cancers


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What are human papilloma viruses, why do they cause cervical cancer, and how well does the HPV vaccine work?

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What is Herd Immunity?


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When enough people are immune to a disease, the "herd" protects those who cannot safely receive a vaccine.

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Tracking Disease Outbreaks


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How do epidemiologists figure out the role of low vaccination rates in preventable diseases like measles or pertussis?

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How Thailand’s Dying Shrimp Are Killing an Indian Village


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The rise of aquaculture in southern India has minted millionaires but is destroying the village of Neendakara.

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Quantum Physicists Catch a Pilot Wave


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Experiments with bouncing oil droplets could change our understanding of quantum mechanics and the nature of reality.

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‘Impossible’ Triple Star System Is a Mystery Astronomers Can't Explain


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Astronomers studying Kepler data find a star system that seems to defy all attempts to explain it.

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Contrary To Popular Perception, Autism Rates Haven’t Increased


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Thermopower Waves, Smart-Skinned Aircrafts, and Deep-Sea Methane Plumes: NOVA Next Week in Review


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BPA Is Likely an Ovarian Toxicant


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A recent review of dozens of studies on bisphenol A suggests it has deleterious effects on women’s reproductive health.

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Carbon-Nanotube Fuses Unleash a Surge of Electrons Called a Thermopower Wave


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When you coat yarn made of carbon nanotubes with explosives, you can get an entirely new way to create electricity.

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How Social Media Can Support Science and Digital Literacy


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Given the pervasive use of social media among youth, educators are leveraging social media for positive learning environments that support digital literacy.

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Why There’s No HIV Cure Yet


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For years, we've been hearing about patients "cured" of HIV, only to have the infection return. Why is it so hard to wipe out?

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Aircraft of the Future May Be Cloaked In a Sensitive 'Smart Skin'


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A Strip of the Atlantic Ocean Floor Has Been Belching Methane For 1000 Years


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Box Huckleberry, Stellar Archaeology, and Crowdsourced Medicine: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Rare 'Pair Instability' Supernova Buried One of Universe's Massive Early Stars


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Seals May Have Given Ancient Peruvians Tuberculosis Long Before European Contact


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Can the Crowd Solve Medical Mysteries?


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Frustrated by unsolved medical mysteries, some patients are turning to a crowdsourcing site for answers.

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Are White Holes Real?


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If a speculative theory called loop quantum gravity is right, then white holes might exist.

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Rare and Remarkable Plant is Changing Our Sense of What it Means to Be 'Old'


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Chikungunya Vaccine Passes Critical Trial, but Is Still Years Away


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NIH researchers have created a vaccine for mosquito-borne virus chikungunya, though it still has to pass two more clinical trials.

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A Brain-Like Blob, a Real-Life Tractor Beam, and a Possible Painkiller Replacement: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Modified Flesh-Eating Bacteria Could Be the Next Cancer Treatment


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By injecting tweaked soil bacteria directly into tumors, researchers have discovered what might be a powerful tumor-shrinking treatment.

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Whatever We Do, We Shouldn’t Blast Rubble-Pile Asteroids to Pieces


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Impacting these asteroids would overwhelm the cohesion that holds them together, sending the pieces on unpredictable trajectories.

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Teaching the Nervous System to Forget Chronic Pain


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To the nervous system, memories and chronic pain are strikingly similar. Can we use the same technique to erase them?

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When the End is Just the Beginning: Exploring Cosmic Cycles


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Discover why some theorists think our universe could one day be reborn, in an endless cycle of creation and destruction.

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Blob of Silk, Collagen, and Neurons Sustains Brain-Like Activity for Two Months


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Weird Wave Patterns Draw Tractor Beams Closer to Reality


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Two techniques, published within two weeks of each other, detail researchers’ recent—and successful—attempts to manipulate objects without touching them.

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Viking Ants, Animal Mimicry, and Neuromorphic Chips: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Powerful and Efficient 'Neuromorphic' Chip Works Like a Brain


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Ant Colonies Have More Than Just a Collective Purpose. They Have Collective Personalities, Too


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How the Kingsnake Is Still Fooling Predators into Thinking It’s Venomous


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In North Carolina, a group of snakes survives by impersonating a toxic species that disappeared decades ago.

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Eavesdropping Technique Reconstructs Sound from Moving Images Alone


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MIT engineers have devised a way to image objects' tiny vibrations and translate them back into the sounds that created them.

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Our Longest-Lasting Changes to the Earth Are Hidden From View


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We are modifying unseen parts of the Earth’s crust on a scale that far exceeds any other living creature.

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A Poorly-Timed Asteroid, An Improbable Thruster, and a Lithium Car Battery: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Triple the Lifetime of Lithium Car Batteries Using Carbon Nanospheres


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Lithium anodes are the Holy Grail of rechargeable batteries. Now a team at Stanford has found a way to make them feasible.

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Improbable Thruster Seems to Work by Violating Known Laws of Physics


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Words of Wisdom from Janna Levin


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Abuse Casts a Long Shadow by Changing Children’s Genes


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Epigenetic changes from abuse put victims at risk not just for chronic psychological problems, but physical ones, too.

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Newly-Imaged Pea-Sized Part of Your Brain May Play a Big Role in Depression


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Scientists have discovered a tiny region of the brain that gets activated when we experience negative or foreboding thoughts.

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Is Quantum Intuition Possible?


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Quantum physics defies our intuitions about the physical world. Does it have to be that way?

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Poorly Timed Asteroid Was the Worst For Dinosaurs, the Best For Us


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Keep Calm and Doodle On


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Recent psychological research has found that doodling in class could actually benefit students' attention, memory, and learning.

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Electric Bacteria, DIY Telescopes, and Urban Physics: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Next-Generation Telescope Will Be Able to Detect Pollutants on Other Planets


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Build Your Own Radio Telescope


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After a series of refurbishment and upgrades, the North Island of New Zealand's new dish is finally a bonafide radio telescope, though it still needs a bit more work to give it the capabilities astronomers at Auckland University of Technology want.

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After Months of Slinking Across the Border, Chikungunya Transmitted in the U.S.


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Mosquito-borne illness chikungunya has been lurking just outside the U.S. for months. Now it's here.

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The Secret Life Questionnaire© with Janna Levin


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If Buildings Were Molecules, Then New York Would Be a Crystal and Boston an Amorphous Liquid


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An engineer at MIT may have cracked one long-standing question: How do you describe a city’s structure?

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Scientist Obituary: Leading AIDS Researcher Killed in Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Disaster


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Life On Earth Turns Evolution into an Interactive Media and Gaming Experience


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This Bacterium Can Survive on Electricity Alone


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Deep underground, there could be a zoo of previously unknown electric organisms that illuminate life's bare necessities.

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The Astronomical Particle Colliders That Put Our Own to Shame


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Learn how astrophysicists are using natural particle accelerators to study high-energy physics.

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Revolutionary Gene Edits, Knotty Thrills, and Amazonian Engineers: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Octopus-Inspired Phase-Changing Material Can Slip Through Tiny Spaces


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The future of robotics might have just gotten squishier, thanks to a new phase-changing, octopus-inspired material from MIT.

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Genetically Engineering Almost Anything


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Scientists are proposing a technology that could change nearly any sexually reproducing species anywhere.

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The Moorish Gecko "Sees" With Its Skin


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Ancient Amazonians Were Deft Environmental Engineers


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Steven Pinker's Two-Minute Case for Optimism


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‘Out of Control’ Ebola Epidemic Caused by Cutting Down Rainforest


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The root cause of the 2014 Ebola epidemic may be deforestation––or rather, the activities and proximities to wildlife that accompany it.

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Sterile Neutrinos: The Ghost Particle's Ghost


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Have astronomers spotted traces of sterile neutrinos, hypothetical particles that could solve some cosmic riddles?

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The Wisdom of the Crowds, the Music in Your Skin, and the Flaws in Neuroscience Funding: NOVA Next Week in Review


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NOVA Next rounds up the best science stories for the week ending July 11, 2014.

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When Your Skin Smells Sandalwood Oil, It Heals Itself


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Scent receptors in the skin might be implicated in healing, researchers report.

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When Does the Wisdom of the Crowds Turn Into the Madness of the Mob?


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Crowdsourcsing the best answer works—but only under the right conditions. Without them, it can go horribly wrong.

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Music for Your Skin


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Haptic devices could soon revolutionize how we experience everything from music to motion pictures.

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Extinct Flying Bird Was So Big It Shouldn’t Have Been Able to Fly


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A new study of a 30-year-old fossil reveals a new species that was so big it has scientists revisiting assumptions about bird flight.

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Scientists Say European Human Brain Project is Doomed to Failure


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Researchers from across the globe have threatened to boycott the project, saying that its aims are premature.

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Cocaine-Eating Enzymes, Drug-Toting Blood Cells, and Internet 'Fast Lanes': NOVA Next Week in Review


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Oklahoma Has Had More Earthquakes Than California in 2014, Partly Because of Fracking


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As of June 2014, the prairie state had 190 earthquakes of magnitude 3 or greater, compared with only 71 in California. And it’s almost certainly due to dewatering, a process associated with fracking.

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Drug-Toting Red Blood Cells Could Vanquish Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases


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Hitching molecules to red blood cells could treat everything from peanut allergies to multiple sclerosis.

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In Conversation: We Asked A Philosopher The Big Questions About "Science And Religion"


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In Conversation: Becoming a Philosopher


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In Conversation: A Philosopher On the Science vs. Religion Debate


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In Conversation: A Philosopher on What's Next with "Science and Religion"


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An interview with NOVA Labs’ Digital Content Producer Alex Rosenthal


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Cocaine-Eating Enzyme Could Combat Addiction


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There Is No Now


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In this excerpt from his new book, Marcelo Gleiser explains why "now" is an illusion.

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What We Mean When We Talk About Net Neutrality


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Superpartner Particles, Meteorological Drones, and 900-Light-Year-Away Bling: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Totally Impractical 'Great Walls' Proposed for the Midwest's Tornado Problem


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The Secret Life Questionnaire© with Amy Cuddy


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Bling of Planetary Proportions Only 900 Light-Years Away


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Drones Are Helping Meteorologists Decipher Tropical Cyclones


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How tropical cyclones intensify remains a mystery, but unmanned aerial vehicles could fill critical gaps in the data.

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Higgs Boson Could Predict Superpartner Particles, but Only If BICEP2 Holds Up


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Keeping Students Engaged This Summer


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Supreme Court Largely Upholds EPA’s Power to Regulate Greenhouse Gases


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Antibacterial Soap is Fouling Up Sewage Treatment Systems


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A lot of triclosan ends up down the drain and eventually makes its way to a sewage treatment plant.

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Spacetime Might Be a Superfluid, and That Could Help Explain Gravity


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Physicists have a new theory that could unite general relativity and quantum mechanics.

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The Mistaken Assumptions That Changed Physics History


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Discover how mistaken assumptions have changed the course of physics history.

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In Ten Years, You Won’t Even Know You’re Wearing Them


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Wearable health sensors are still years off, but the technology is poised to become a part of our daily lives.

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Plants Use Quantum Computing to Gain Efficiency—So Why Doesn’t This One?


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A professor and his colleagues found a class of algae called the cryptophytes, which inhabit dim environments underwater or beneath sheets of ice. Quantum coherence is used in some but not all cryptophyte species.

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Whooping Cough Sweeps California, Putting Infants at Risk


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The CDC reports that pertussis cases—more commonly known as whooping cough—are up by 24% across the country.

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The Secret Life Questionnaire© with Astrophysicist Jill Tarter


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Scientist Obituary: Psychedelic Chemist


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Particle-Accelerating Galactic Collisions, Crop-Boosting Microbes, and Carb-Tasting Tongues: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Huge Underground Reservoir Holds Three Times as Much Water as Earth’s Oceans


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Most of Earth’s water, according to a new study, may actually be locked in a reservoir 400 miles underground.

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The Next Green Revolution May Rely on Microbes


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To feed a planet of 9 billion, scientists are breeding mycorrhizal fungi that promise to boost crop yields by unlocking more nutrients in the soil.

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Sixth Taste on Our Tongues May Unleash Our Energy Reserves


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Recently, scientists have been learning that the near-instant energy burst of something sweet may not come from our stomachs, but our tongues.

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Words of Wisdom from Astronomer Jill Tarter


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10 Things We Learned From Profiling Boston Rocker Tom Scholz


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Editing Stem Cell Genomes to Lock Out HIV


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Galactic Collision with Power of One Million LHCs Spawns Massive Gravitational Lens


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The Art of Handwriting, the Importance of Appearance, and the Journey of the Monarch: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Scientist Obituary: The Engineer With Visions of Solar Space Energy


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New 2D Material Could Do for Computers What Graphene Couldn't


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Monarch Butterfly Populations at Risk, But There’s an Easy Way to Help


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A new study found that monarchs are most sensitive to the loss of milkweed, the plant that nurtures their caterpillars and imbues them with an effective chemical defense against predators.

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When Looks Are More Than Skin Deep


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Looking good can make you feel better, but new research on birds shows that feeling good may improve appearances.

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For More Effective Studying, Take Notes With Pen and Paper


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Woody Vines Could Act as Lightning Rods in Tropical Forests


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A Giant Peat Bog, A Horned Oryx, and A Deep Brain Stimulation Accident: NOVA Next Week in Review


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The Big Bang’s Identity Crisis


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New insights into the early history of the universe have some physicists saying that it is time to rename the Big Bang.

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Deep Brain Stimulation Accidentally Turns Man into Fervid Johnny Cash Fan


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A 60-year-old Dutch man being treated for obsessive compulsive disorder discovered a deep and abiding love for one of of country music's greats.

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Peat Bog the Size of England Found in Congo


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Still Wild, but Without a Wilderness


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What we do with the extinct-in-the-wild scimitar-horned oryx could define conservation in the 21st century.

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Mysterious Disease Might Journey Across the Pacific, Carried By the Wind


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Doctors know this Japanese and American disease spreads rapidly in children, inflaming their blood vessels and causing heart damage. But the disease's origin has remained unknown.

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Will the BICEP2 Results Hold Up?


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The discovery of gravitational waves from cosmic inflation is coming under scrutiny.

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Special Sensory Nerves, Mutant Viruses, and Disappearing Glaciers: NOVA Next Week in Review


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NOVA Next rounds up the best science stories for the week ending May 23, 2014.

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Unless You Have Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity is Probably Just in Your Head


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A rigorous study finds that patients reporting gluten sensitivity said they experienced symptoms regardless of diet—including when it was gluten-free.

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Clue to Autism May Lurk in Sensory Nerves in Our Skin


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A particular kind of nerve, called C-tactile (CT) afferents, could help us understand the sensory-social dimensions of autism.

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The Secret Life Questionnaire© with BOSTON's Tom Scholz


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Lab-Mutated Viruses Could Spark Pandemic, Scientists Report


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7 Theories On Why We Evolved to Love Music


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Scientists Visualize Entire Nervous System of Worm in Real-Time 3D


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Greenland's Disappearing Glaciers—A Tale of Fire and Ice


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Two teams of scientists race to decipher a mystery that could link distant wildfires with Greenland's melting ice sheet.

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Lucid Dreamers, Auto-Repelling Octopus Arms, and Flying Cow Intestines: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Auto-Repelling Octopus Arms Could Inspire Better Bots


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6 Rockstars with Lab Coats


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U.S. Government Will Require Sex Equality for Lab Mice


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What Are Gravitons?


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Physicists are searching for the particle responsible for the gravitational force.

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The Complicated Question of Drugs in the Water


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Pharmaceuticals—inescapable in medicine—are increasingly prevalent in our drinking water. But is that a problem?

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Gamma Wave Brain Zaps Induce Lucid Dreaming


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WiFi Screws Up Weather Radar, but a New Algorithm Could Fix It


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Fossils of Inflation, Awkward Adolescent Flatfish, and the Fountain of Youth: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Self-Healing Material Imitates Human Blood-Clotting System


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Can Fossils of Inflation Provide Quantum Gravity Clues?


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The Ladies of Science - Communicating Science to Girls


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Babies Might Cry At Night to Prevent Siblings


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The Improbable—but True—Evolutionary Tale of Flatfishes


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Flatfish are anatomical anomalies that stumped Charles Darwin himself. But new research details how they evolved.

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Ladies of Science - Responding to "The Stereotype Threat"


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Birds Are Adapting to High Radiation Levels at Chernobyl


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Mouse Experiments Hint at Fountain of Youth in Young Blood


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In a freakish step toward the Fountain of Youth, scientists have discovered the protein responsible for young blood's effect on older mice.

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Substituting Senses, "Making" Metabolism, and Rewriting the Tree of Life: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Video: What is Gravity Made Of?


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Proposed Hyperboloid Energy Tower Uses Simple Math to Solve a Big Problem


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Researchers Accidentally Create Metabolism Without a Cell


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A graduate student accidentally discovered the first evidence of metabolism occurring outside a cell. The unexpected result may help to lift another veil on the mystery that is the origin of life.

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RetroScience: The Evolution of Science Poetry


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The Man Who Rewrote the Tree of Life


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Carl Woese pioneered the use of gene sequencing, discovered a third domain of life, and upended an entire field.

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Blind People Could Someday Scale Mountains—Using Their Tongue As a Guide


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The Secret Life Questionnaire© - James Levine


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Ravens Can Recognize Social Order Outside of Their Own Communities


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Is Information Fundamental?


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Could information be the fundamental "stuff" of the universe?

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RetroScience: The Surprising Origin Story of the Treadmill


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"Perceptronium," Cyber Citizen Science, and RNAi: NOVA Next Week in Review


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A Virus Could Restore Natural Hearing in Deaf People


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Some genes can transform certain ear cells into the hair cells that, when vibrated, generate the electrical activity that awakens your brain to the world of sound. It's possible that these genes can be injected into viruses to restore hearing.

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Scientist Obituary: NASA Engineer Fought for Moon Landing


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James Levine


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We’re Not Ready to Deal with Oil Spills in the Arctic


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RNAi Therapies—Cure or Chimaera?


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When it was discovered over a decade ago, RNAi seemed poised to revolutionize medicine. Has it delivered?

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Play a Game, Change the World


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Physicists Say Consciousness Might Be a State of Matter


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Theoretical physicist Max Tegmark says that consciousness might be a state of matter, which he calls perceptronium.

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Where I Work with Crystal Dilworth


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Solar-Energized Molecules, Hospital Microbes, and Saturn's Newest Moon: NOVA Next Week in Review


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This Is The Most Earth-Like Exoplanet Yet Found


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A team of astronomers have found the most Earth-like exoplanet yet—small and rocky, and at the right temperature for oceans of water.

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Photoswitches Can Harness the Power of the Sun—Even Past Sunset


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Manipulating the Unseen Microbial Ecosystem—The Future of Hospitals?


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Hospitals are designed to minimize specific pathogens, but soon we may manipulate a building's entire microbiome.

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See Saturn’s Newest Moon Being Born


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Water Drops and Graphene Combine to Create Nanoscale Hydropower


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Serenading Songbirds, Nanobot Computers, and Underwater Biodomes: NOVA Next Week in Review


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How Diseases May Have Given Us Culture


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Is There Anything Beyond Quantum Computing?


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Computer scientist Scott Aaronson investigates a new, still-theoretical generation of computers.

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RetroScience: How A Railroad Construction Foreman Changed Neuroscience


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The Secret Life Questionnaire© – Crystal Dilworth


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A Drug-Delivering DNA Nanobot Computer, Built Inside a Cockroach


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What Birdsong Can Teach Us About Creativity


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The way birds construct their songs could give us insight into the nature of creativity and the learning process.

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10 Questions for Cognitive Psychologist Gary Marcus


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Possible Dark Matter Detected at Milky Way's Core Could Hint at New Force of Nature


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Excess gamma-ray light coming from the center of our galaxy could be scientists' first-ever indirect evidence of dark matter.

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Crystal Dilworth


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Underwater Antarctic Biodome Will Create ‘Future Ocean’ Inside to Test Acidification


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Close-Quarter Carnivores, Methane-Belching Microbes, and Electronic Tattoos: NOVA Next Week in Review


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RetroScience: Can You Spot The Illusion?


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A Watery, Extraterrestrial Ocean Is Submerged Beneath Enceladus's Blankets of Ice


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How Many Dimensions Does the Universe Really Have?


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Discover why physicists think our universe may have ten dimensions—or more.

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Did Microbes Cause The Worst Mass Extinction Ever?


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The Making of a Scientist - In Conversation with Cognitive Psychologist Gary Marcus


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Language, Music and the Mind - In Conversation with Gary Marcus


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The Future of Artificial Intelligence - In Conversation with Cognitive Psychologist Gary Marcus


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Astrophysicist Mario Livio on Blunders of Evolution and the Evolution of Blunders


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Coexisting with Carnivores—Why It's Not a Zero-Sum Game


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Around the world, humans are encroaching on wildlife, sparking deadly conflicts. But it doesn't have to be that way.

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HuffPost Girls in STEM Partnership: Mentorship Participant Seeks Advice from Dr. Rudy Tanzi


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Scientists Beam Light in Front of Dolphins, Accidentally Create Rainbow Lasers


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Astrophysicist Mario Livio on the "Brilliant Blunders" That Changed Our Understanding of the Universe


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Peelable 'Electronic Skin' Could Someday Store Bodily Data and Inject Medicine


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RetroScience: Cornu Helicopter


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Synthetic Chromosomes, Loblolly Pines, and Future-Predicting Algorithms: NOVA Next Week in Review


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The Secret Life Questionnaire© – Geoff Tabin


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Scientist Obituary: Physicist Battled Communism in Poland


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College Students Create Groundbreaking Synthetic Yeast Chromosome


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New Icy Body Hints at Planet Lurking Beyond Pluto


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The similar orbits of the two icy bodies are reviving speculation that there may be a big, unseen planet lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system.

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Do Time Travelers Tweet?


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Searching the Internet for evidence of visitors from the future.

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The Inevitability of Predicting the Future


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For millennia, predicting the future was beyond belief. Now, in the era of big data, it seems like an inevitability.

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How Conspiracy Theories Emerge on Facebook


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A new study shows how certain people, based the type of media they consume, make themselves vulnerable to conspiracy theories on social media.

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Largest Genome Ever Sequenced Belongs to the Loblolly Pine Tree


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Gravitational Waves, Dark Matter Detectors, and Narwhal Tusks: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Narwhal Tusks Might Be Nerve-Rich Ocean Sensors


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Saganpalooza: Share Your Story


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Power Lines Look Like Terrifying Bursts of Light to Animals


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The Universe Made Me Do It? Testing “Free Will” With Distant Quasars


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An inside look at a proposal to test quantum mechanics and "free will" using distant quasars.

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Pursuing Dark Matter, Hundreds of Miles Above Earth


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We're about 12 million cosmic ray collisions from better understanding dark matter, say physicists at CERN.

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Saganpalooza: 8 Facts About Carl Sagan


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The Disciples of Carl Sagan


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Fuel Cells Could Provide Clues to Spark of Life


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First Direct Evidence of Cosmic Inflation


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Physicists Detect Gravity Waves, Lifting the Veil on the Beginning of the Universe


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We now have a glimpse of what gravity looks like. And it’s giving us a direct look at the beginning of the universe.

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MAKING STUFF with a Community of Practice


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A Venus "Glory," a Diamond Messenger, and a Tiger Scat Sample: NOVA Next Week in Review


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RetroScience: The World's Quietest Room


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Rainbow-Like Phenomenon Graces Venus’s Tortured Skies


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Diamond Traps Rare Mineral, Brings to the Surface Tantalizing Clues from the Deep


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A diamond containing a deep-Earth mineral not previously seen outside of the lab is leading scientists to believe there might be an ocean of ancient water miles beneath our feet.

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Scientist Obituary: William Pogue, the "Earthiest of All Astronauts"


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On the Trail of the Bengal Tiger—And Its Feces


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To save the fearsome and elusive Bengal tiger, conservation geneticists have turned to an unlikely trove of data—feces.

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What an Elephant Knows About You from Your Voice


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A new study shows that elephants have evolved to differentiate between human voices based subtle acoustic cues.

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Quantum Biology: Better Living Through Quantum Mechanics


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Physicists are investigating how quantum mechanics may be involved in biological processes.

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Chemists Hack Blu-ray Players to Test for Salmonella and Parasites


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Prosthetic Legs, Deadly Black Holes, and 250-dB Blasts: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Astronaut Chris Hadfield on The Power of Negative Thinking


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RetroScience: Astronomer Edwin Hubble Discovers Galaxies Beyond The Milky Way


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You Can Dilate Your Pupils Just by Thinking


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Scientist Obituary: Street Hustler Turned Sociologist


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Bitcoin Creator Reportedly Unmasked and Living in L.A.


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When State-of-the-Art is Second Best


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Advanced prostheses have transformed some people's lives. But for others, they aren't always useful.

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Cows Learn Better When They Have Friends


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Video: 2.5 Ways to Die in a Black Hole


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250-dB Blasts Used for Oil Prospecting Could Affect Endangered Whale


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Electric-Blue Crystals, Accidental Quasiparticles, and Precocious Kestrels: NOVA Next Week in Review


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Where I Work with Kate Sweeny


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Scientist Obituary: Dr. Alison Jolly, American Primatologist Proved That Females Rule


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Physicists Zap a Semiconductor with a Laser, Accidentally Produce a New Quasiparticle


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A team of physicists studying the weird world where light and matter meet stumbled on a novel quasiparticle called a dropleton.

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RetroScience: Ernst Haeckel's "Pedigree of Man" - What's Wrong with this Picture?


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Einstein's Lost Theorem, Revealed


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Astronaut Chris Hadfield on Simulating Death


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Why It Takes Decades to Produce a New Solar Material


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Will perovskite solar cells hit the market in three years? Another photovoltaic's troubled history suggests otherwise.

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In Human Landscapes, This Bird Lives Fast and Dies Young


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Words of Wisdom from Michelle Thaller


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The Secret Life Questionnaire© – Kate Sweeny


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4.4 Billion-Year-Old Crystal Is Oldest Piece of the Earth's Crust


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A very old fragment of zircon has confirmed scientists' understanding of how the planet cooled and became habitable.

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RetroScience: Early Deep-Sea Diving


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8 Facts About Bill Nye


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This “Energy Ribbon” is Helping Astronomers Map the Solar System’s Frontier


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Coming Soon: Bill Nye the Bow Tie Guy


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Dogs' Brains Respond to People's Voices the Same Way We Do


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Dogs have an uncanny ability to pick up on our mood, and we're beginning to understand the neuroscience that underpins their apparent devotion.

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Welcome Kate Sweeny and “Hayal”!


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Astronaut Chris Hadfield: How Do You Deal With Fear?


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Stealthy, Debilitating Disease Is Poised to Sweep the United States


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5 Revelations About Peter Higgs


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Flappy Birds and Flippy Fish Obey Same Laws of Fluid Dynamics


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The Science of Smart: How to Build Mental Toughness


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Does Your Handprint Give Away Your Sex?


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Fusion Experiment Achieves Key 'Bootstrapping' Effect Not One But Four Times


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We're a long way from ignition, but researchers report that they've successfully produced significant amounts of fusion via a new laser technique.

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5 Ways to Celebrate Darwin


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Oceans of Acid: How Fossil Fuels Could Destroy Marine Ecosystems


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Burning fossil fuels hasn't just changed the atmosphere, it has fundamentally altered ocean chemistry.

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RetroScience: The German Pigeon Spies


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What We Talk About When We Talk About GMOs


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Debates about GMOs rarely involve facts, according to David Ropeik, a consultant on risk perception. Instead, they tend to revolve around fear and emotion.

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The Secret Life Questionnaire© – Preetha Ram


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Entangled Light Microscope Could Sharpen Focus for Biology Researchers


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The Science of Smart: Make Your Morning Creative


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Out of Africa—And Back Again?


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Crossing the Ocean, Hoping Not to Get Scurvy


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Retrocausality Could Send Particles' Information Back to the Future


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Although this “arrow of time” governs the universe as a whole, physicists suspect that the rules are different on the quantum mechanical level, particularly when it comes to entanglement.

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What Drug Researchers Can Learn From a Kenyan Clinic


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One billion people worldwide are affected by neglected diseases, and few drugs exist to treat them. But that can change.

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Why There Will Be No Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2082


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Stephen Hawking Serves Up Scrambled Black Holes


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A paper by Steven Hawking has physicists debating the true nature of black holes and the fate of infalling matter.

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Secret Life is on Instagram!


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Failed Search for Supercritical Water Unleashes New Geothermal Power Source


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RetroScience: Darwin’s Early Psychology Experiment


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The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks (Book Excerpt: Part 3)


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On the Failed Star of Luhman 16B, It Rains Molten Iron


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The Science of Smart: Make Sure Your Technology Is Making You Smarter


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China’s "Jade Rabbit" Lunar Rover May Not Reawaken


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The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks (Book Excerpt: Part 2)


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Searching for a ‘Healthy’ Microbiome


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After years of studying Western microbiomes, scientists are wondering, what bacteria does the rest of the world harbor?

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Bomb Detecting Biosensor Inspired by Turkey Toms


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The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks (Book Excerpt: Part 1)


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Will We Ever Know the True Nature of Dark Energy?


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Astronomers discovered dark energy in 1998, but are we any closer to understanding what it really is?

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The Secret Life Questionnaire© – Myron Rolle


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Myron Rolle


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Great Lightning Balls of Fire


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RetroScience: Astro Cats and Space Rats


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Still Digging for Opportunity, Ten Years Later


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Ask Myron Your Questions


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Welcome Myron Rolle!


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Where's All the Antimatter? New Anti-Atom Beam May Hold the Answer


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Haiyan'€™s Displaced—€”What Now?


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Thousands of Filipinos made homeless by Typhoon Haiyan are ordered to relocate.

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Scientist Obituary: John Dobson, The Wandering Stargazer


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Journey Into the Dark Realm


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Dark matter may not be one type of particle, as physicists long thought, but rather a diverse realm with many varieties.

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Anatomy of a Super Typhoon


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Changing climate patterns turned Haiyan into one of the most devastating storms in the Philippines's history.

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Intraspecies Virus a Possible Colony Collapse Culprit


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Hybrid Dolphin Gives Scientists Rare Window into Evolution


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New study provides a rare window into the evolutionary process.

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Rudy and Deepak Turn On Your Genes


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Why Do Birds Fly in Vs? Endangered Bird Solves the Mystery


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The ibis—a large bird with a long, subtly hooked orange beak—became extinct in Central Europe in the 17th century. Now, the species is learning its old migration routes.

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Scientist Obituary: Physicist Ian Barbour, 90, Created Dialogue Between Faith and Science


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Why We’ve Underestimated Not Only the Size of Our Cosmos, But Also Our Ability to Understand It


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How Millions of People Can Help Solve Climate Change


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By collaborating online, people from around the world can devise and refine solutions and adaptations to climate change.

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How Sea Stars See


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A Get-Smart Pill, With Side Effects


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The drug is classified as an HDAC inhibitor, a kind of chemical that effectively “rewrites” the way the genes express themselves in proteins.

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The Secret Life Questionnaire© – Rudy Tanzi


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Nanoparticles Search and Destroy Tumor-Causing Cells in Bloodstream


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Rudy Tanzi


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Welcome Rudy Tanzi!


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Ask Rudy Tanzi Your Questions


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That's No Exomoon, It's an Evaporating Planet


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The Hunt for Exomoons with Kepler project inadvertently discovered the lightest exoplanet yet while evaluating the duration of exoplanet transits.

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Scientist Obituary: The Surgeon Who Helped to Save Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Science Is Everywhere in Entertainment—But Are We Smarter for It?


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A wave of new live shows use science as a muse. But do the performances inform as well as they entertain?

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Digging Up Ants’ Evolutionary Origins


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Words of Advice from Steven Pinker


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Ten Lessons from the Standard Model


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Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek reflects on what the successes of the standard model of physics teach us.

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Can Bighorn Sheep Help Us Prevent Concussions?


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Bighorn sheep have brains that are well-protected against impacts. They bash their heads all day yet experience little apparent brain damage.

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What Causes Eerie Earthquake Lights?


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Scientists have proposed that grinding rock creates stress deep in the Earth's crust which causes mysterious "earthquake lights."

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Attention Educators: We Want to Hear from You!


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Forget Fingerprints: Law Enforcement DNA Databases Poised To Expand


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After a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, DNA databases are set to expand. How will the decision affect your privacy?

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Significant Science of 2013: A Fiery Future


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Significant Science of 2013: An Explosion of Exoplanets


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Significant Science of 2013: Brain Mapping Gets a Big Boost


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Significant Science of 2013: No Methane On Mars


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"Where I Work" with Steven Pinker


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Frozen Accidents: Can the Laws of Physics be Explained?


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Scientist Obituary: John W. Cornforth, Nobel Prize-winning Chemist, Age 96


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Significant Science of 2013: U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Gene Patents


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‘Good Enough’ Computing Could Boost Battery Life


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Ask Steven Pinker Your Questions


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The Science of Smart: Dreaming Makes You Smarter


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Narcolepsy Is an Autoimmune Disorder


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The Secret Life Questionnaire© - Steven Pinker


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Small Is Big: How Bacteria Will Make Our World Cleaner and Healthier


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Microbes could make our world cleaner and healthier, aiding in everything from medical treatments to farming.

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Polynesians Developed a Binary Number System 600 Years Ago


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Trap Doors in Time and Space: Teleportation, Time Travel, and Escape from Black Holes


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Quantum entanglement may make it possible to travel through time, escape from a black hole, and teleport across space.

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Flower's False Pollen Lures Unwitting Bees To Do Its Bidding


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The Science of Smart: The Dangers of Loose Talk About Genetics


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Universe May Have Been Around Since Forever, According to Rainbow Gravity Theory


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Researchers are now exploring a theory called "rainbow gravity" that, if correct, does away with the Big Bang.

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"Where I Work" with Danielle Whittaker


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Cold War Bomb Testing Is Solving Biology’s Biggest Mysteries


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Cold War nuclear bomb testing stamped a date on every cell, giving scientists the opportunity of a lifetime.

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Ancient Martian Freshwater Lake May Have Supported Life


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The Secret Life Questionnaire© – Danielle Whittaker


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Are Wormholes Everywhere?


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Recent research suggests that wormholes actually describe microscopic channels between particles all around us.

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The Science of Smart: Talk Yourself Into Success


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Genetic Testing Startup 23andMe to Bows to FDA, Stops Making Health Claims


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Welcome Danielle Whittaker!


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Sensor-Laden Prosthetic Hand Gives Wearer a Sense of Touch


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Ask Danielle Your Questions


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From the Lab to the Couch: Personalized Psychiatry in the Genomic Era


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Personalized, genome-based medicine promises to vastly improve mental health treatments.

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To Repel Water, Rough Things Up


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Do Black Holes Destroy Information?


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The black hole information paradox pits quantum mechanics against general relativity.

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Faces of Science: Ruth Patrick


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New Drone Is Stealthy Because It Looks Like a Bird


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Reverse Shock Wave Keeps Tycho's Supernova Bright


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The Science of Smart: Why Today's Kids Need To Get Their Hands Dirty


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Thank the Microbes, This Is a Good Malbec


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For Typhoon Haiyan Survivors, the Recovery Is Just Beginning


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After the disaster, recovery in the Philippines will involve more than just distributing food and water.

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Is the Standard Model as Good as it Gets?


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The High-Energy Particle Geyser at the Center of the Milky Way


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Scientist Obituary: Frederick Sanger, the 'Father of the Genomic Era'


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An Icy Neutrino Observatory


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The Science of Smart: How Your Social Life in High School Affects You Today


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Electronic Sniffers Smell Cancer


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My Identity Was Stolen. Here’s How They Did It


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Thieves employ sophisticated techniques to steal identities, from phone number spoofing to database hacking.

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Robot Makes High-Speed Turns with a Flick of Its Cheetah Tail


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Anxiety May Be Passed Down to Later Generations


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Plenty of studies show that anxiety is heritable, meaning that trauma felt by a parent can create a biological imprint in offspring.

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How an Auto Mechanic’s Invention Could Aid Childbirth


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The Odón Device is far gentler than forceps or suction cups, other common tools doctors and midwives use to assist with the birthing process.

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New Ancient Hominid Skeleton Found in South Africa


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A Tested, Inexpensive Way to Protect Buildings from Earthquakes


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Building with rubber is a surprisingly inexpensive way to save lives and property during earthquakes.

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Faces of Science: François Jacob


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Did King Tut Die in a Chariot Accident?


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Archaeologists suspect the young pharaoh was struck by a chariot, a new twist on an old theory. Does it hold up?

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What’s Not Driving Climate Change


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Scientist Obituary: Dr. Nalini Ambady, Social Psychologist Who Studied the Psychology of Intuition


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Polywater—Oily, Mysterious, and Ultimately Nonexistent


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Last year, writer Joseph Stromberg discovered his great-uncle Robert R. Stromberg was involved in a then-famous, now-forgotten scientific incident surrounding polywater.

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FDA Likely to Ban Trans Fats


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Taming the Hidden Drowsiness Epidemic


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Can scientists keep us safe from drowsiness even as they're still discovering what happens when we slip into sleep?

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The Science of Smart: The Power of Interest


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Tiny Fossils Dramatically Extend Climate Records


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Elephant Society Breaks Down After Mass Shootings


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Studies in the 1990s revealed that traumatized elephants suffered from a range of psychological issues. Now they’re finding the effects still linger.

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Scientist Obituary: Father Who Inspired 'Lorenzo's Oil'


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Can We Spot a Milky Way Supernova from Earth?


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The Cloud Lab: Your Personal Meteorologist


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Frightened Snakes and Their Blood-Filled Spectacles


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Kepler 78b Is Most Earth-like Exoplanet Yet


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How Engineers Use Ground Freezing to Build Bigger, Safer, and Deeper


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Artificial ground freezing is enabling engineers to complete ever more daring projects.

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The Science of Smart: How the Power of Intention Can Help You Learn Better


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Genetic Mutations Betray a Criminal


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A Step Closer to Artificial Intelligence with CAPTCHA-Solving Tech


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Grasshopper Mouse Uses Venom as Painkiller


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Babies Are Born to Count


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The Science of Smart: Passing on Learning Attitudes


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Bat-Inspired Tech Could Help Blind People See with Sound


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Future bio-inspired technologies could help the blind community echolocate like bats.

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Climate Change May Have Brought Ancient Egypt to Its Knees


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New analysis of pollen grains and radiocarbon dating suggests that climate change played a major role in Ancient Egypt’s downfall.

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What Space Jellyfish Tell Us About Interplanetary Travel


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We sent jellyfish into orbit to see what would happen when a living thing is reared in microgravity.

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New Skull Reveals A Simpler Family Tree


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Anthropologists think those fossils might, in fact, represent a wide spectrum of traits from a single evolutionary line.

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These Bats Roost in Leaves That Act Like Hearing Aids


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The Science of Smart: Forget About Learning Styles, Here's Something Better


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Particulate Pollution Appears to Drive Down Birthweight


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Elephants Get the Point of Pointing


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Diamonds in the Clouds of Their Skies


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Faces of Science: Maclyn McCarty


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We’re One Step Closer to Fusion Power


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The Science of Smart: The Key to Smarter Kids: Talking to Them The Right Way


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The Hazily Understood, Entirely Preventable Brain Disease


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Athletes who receive multiple concussions are at risk for CTE, a brain disease that causes cognitive impairment.

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Higgs and Englert Win Physics Nobel Prize


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7 Ways the Government Shutdown is Hurting Science


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8 Ways to Win the Nobel Prize in Physics


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NOVA’s Nobel Poll: Scientists Predict the 2013 Laureates


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Newly Discovered Super Volcanoes Rocked Ancient Mars


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In 200 Million Years, Days Will Be 25 Hours Long


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For More Accurate Forecasts, Follow the Fish


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Discover how animals are deepening our understanding of the oceans and sharpening the accuracy of weather forecasts.

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Future Robots May Leap Across Mars


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For Better Recovery from Surgery, Tap Into Music's Rhythms


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Scientist Obituary: Dr. Ruth Patrick, 'Pioneer Environmental Activist'


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First Carbon Nanotube Computer Is Slow, But Promising


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Was Our Universe Born In An Extra-Dimensional Black Hole?


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The Science of Smart: Working Well, Out In The Open


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For Safer Food, Just Add Viruses


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Food producers are fending off deadly microbes with bacteria-targeting viruses known as phages.

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Live Webcast: Falling Into A Black Hole


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3D Printed Soft Robots Could Ease Pain of Surgery


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Could the Kepler Telescope’s New Mission Be Studying Starquakes?


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For Electric Cars, Two Battery Technologies May Be Better Than One


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The Science of Smart: Music Helps Memory


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Beams of Light Could Steer Future Spaceships


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Using Butterfly Wings as a Template for Nanotech


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The Evolution of the Bioinspired Robot


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To build a better robot, engineers are turning to an experienced problem solver—nature.

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Collapsing 4D Star Could Have Spawned Universe


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We might be living in a brane around an event horizon of a collapsed hyperdimensional star that gave birth to the universe.

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This Insect Jumps Using Built-In Gears


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Are there things we thought humans invented that have been later discovered in nature?

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How Fears Develop


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Scientist Obituary: William Glasser, Psychiatrist Who Held That Happiness Is A Choice


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Vaccine Eliminates HIV-Like Virus in Monkeys


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Faces of Science: Paul Greengard


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What Drove Woolly Mammoths to Extinction?


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Melting to Keep Cool


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By exploiting thermodynamics, phase-change materials like ice, salt, and wax save energy and help keep us cool.

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New iPhone May Have Fingerprint Authentication—Could It Be Hacked?


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Wonder Material Graphyne Could Make Desalination Cheaper


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Where to Find the World’s Largest Volcano


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Scientist Obituary: In Trying to Understand Life, Biologist Changed Many


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Using Quantum Mechanics To Spot Internet Snoops


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The Future of Ice Sheet Science—Star Wars Had it Right! An Interview with Dr. Lora Koenig


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Find out what inspired one scientist to study the Greenland and Antarctica ice sheets.

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Get Involved: "Making Stuff"


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The Science of Smart: Making Homework Smarter


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The Unexpected Ways Engineers Help Us Move Faster


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Fast and efficient roads, rails, and airports will keep us moving quickly, but only if we continue to invest in them.

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Government Facial Recognition Plans May Be Hindered by Neuroscience


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Faces of Science: John Shwartz


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What’s Been Killing Dolphins? A Measles-Like Virus, Most Likely


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Scientist Obituary: Dr. Peter Huttenlocher, The Neurologist Who Changed How We See Our Brains


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The Simplest, Fastest Way to Board a Plane


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For years, researchers have been seeking the fastest way to board a plane. They may have finally found the answer.

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The Science of Smart: Put down that highlighter! The best—and worst—ways to learn


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Massive Fire Threatens Yosemite's Sequoias


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Welcome to the Periodic Table, Ununpentium


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A Salty Solution for Nuclear Waste


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Nuclear waste is piling up at reactors around the country, but there's a remarkable substance we can safely bury it in.

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Who Braved the North Atlantic 500 Years Before the Vikings?


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When Camping, Circadian Clocks Kick In


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Giving Creativity a Hand


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Carbyne: The New Strongest Stuff on Earth


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"Debugging" the Wings of a Plane


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The Science of Smart: Don't just learn—overlearn


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Cracking Down on Counterfeit Drugs


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Go inside an anti-counterfeit drug laboratory and learn how science helped take down a notorious trafficker.

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Climate Change Is Making Apples Soft


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Faces of Science: Neta Bahcall


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New Technique Helps Neuroscientists Determine Consciousness


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The Science of Smart: Intelligence, Beyond Raw Brainpower


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Why Blind Spots Are Integral to Sight


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Promise and Perils of Hyperloop and Other High-Speed Trains


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Elon Musk is selling the hyperloop as "a fifth mode after planes, trains, cars and boats." But is it much different?

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Accidental Experiment Solves Century-Old Chemistry Problem


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Upsalite absorbs water better than the much more expensive materials that are currently on the market. And, most of its absorbed water is retained when Upsalite is transferred from a humid to a very dry environment.

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Henrietta Lacks’s Family Finally Gets A Say


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Dolphins Remember Voices of Childhood Friends. Do You?


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Can We Eliminate Animals from Medical Research?


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Promising new technologies may reduce our dependence on animals in medical research. But will they be enough?

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Why You Won't Be Attacked By A Shark


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Faces of Science: Nina Fedoroff


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A Timeline of Curiosity on Mars


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NASA's Curiosity rover had an eventful first year on Mars. Explore the highlights in this interactive timeline.

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The Good Vibrations of Quantum Field Theories


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Tracking Down Our Genetic "Adam and Eve"


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Our genetic 'Adam'—the ancestor of all Y chromosomes—might have walked the Earth with our genetic 'Eve.

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Drink Up: Farmers May Have Conquered Europe By Drinking Milk


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Big Data in the Classroom


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The growing availability of data is changing the very nature of research for scientists, teachers, and students.

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The Science of Smart: How Daydreaming Can Help You Pay Attention


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What’s It Like When Your Spacesuit Fills With Water?


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Focus Makes Perfect: When To Think, And When Not To, When Playing Sports


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Scientists are discovering surprising contradictions about the complex relationship between athletes' minds and bodies.

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How Your Computer Inspired More Efficient Cookware


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Faces of Science: Chen Ning Yang


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How to Make a False Memory


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The World's Oldest Lunar Calendar


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GMOs May Feed the World Using Fewer Pesticides


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To feed the masses, farmers depend on chemicals. But genetic engineering could slash pesticide use.

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Making the Hippos Dance: Implementing NGSS in the Classroom


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Act Your (Molecular) Age


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Cassini Captures Earth From Afar


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How Forensic Linguistics Revealed J. K. Rowling's Secret


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You've probably heard of forensic handwriting analysis, but what about forensic linguistics?

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Honeycombs’ Hexagons a Product of Simple Physics


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Faces of Science: Cynthia Kenyon


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High Hopes for an HIV Cure


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Doctors are hopeful that a breakthrough treatment could lead to a definitive cure for HIV.

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Staying Safe in a Heat Wave


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The Scent Receptors in Your Kidneys


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A Planet Blue, Where Raining Glass Lends Its Hue


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Flatworm Keeps Its Memories Even After Losing Its Head


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Saving Sea Creatures By Removing Ghost Nets


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The Science of Smart: How To Choose A Role Model Who Will Really Motivate You


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Curiosity Spies Phobos from Mars's Surface


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Farms of the Future Will Run on Robots and Drones


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Advances in robotics, automation, and sensor networks are making farms more productive than ever.

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Hybrid Airliner Promises Thriftier, Quieter Flights


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Two of Pluto’s Moons Named After Public Vote


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The Beauty of Earth from Space


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Satellite technology has proven invaluable since the launch of Sputnik.

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Nearing Certainty About Heisenberg's Uncertainty... Or Not


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The Science of Smart: Relating Makes Us Smarter


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Nanoparticles Show Big Promise in Fight Against Cancer


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Hollow nanoparticles loaded with cancer-fighting drugs destroy tumors while avoiding healthy cells.

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If This City Could Talk


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Voyager 1’s Journey Continues to Stump Scientists


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Earth-like Planets Found Orbiting Nearby Star


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Faces of Science: James Watson


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Brilliant Blunders: How the Big Bang Beat Out the Steady State Universe


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Renewables to Generate Almost 25% of Energy in 2018


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Deep-Sea Mining—Bonanza or Boondoggle?


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The ocean floor is rich with valuable minerals, but mining them could disrupt fragile ecosystems teeming with life.

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How to Hear the Shape of a Room


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Researchers have figured out how to do it, using a loudspeaker, four microphones, and an algorithm.

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"BigBrain" a Small Step Toward Mapping Human Mind


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Why Naked Mole Rats Don't Get Cancer


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The Science of Smart: Rules for Thinking With Tech


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Look Out LHC, Physicists Plan for New International Linear Collider


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The Wave that Saves: The Warning Systems of Giant Honeybees


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When “special agent” bees on one side of the nest sense a predator, they initiate the wave by sticking up their abdomen.

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The Boring and Exciting World of Biometrics


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Fingerprints, iris scans, facial recognition—like it or not, they're the future of identification.

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Google Balloons Send Internet Soaring Through the Clouds


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Staff Picks - June 14th, 2013


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Rebuilding the Tree of Life


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Personalized Medicine Enters a New Era


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Are gene patents standing in the way of personalized medicine?

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Scientist Obituary: Dr. Dean Brooks, Real Life "Cuckoo's Nest" Doctor


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Faces of Science: Susan Lindquist


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Ordinary Glass with Extraordinary Properties Cloaks Your Cat


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The Science of Smart: Eight Ways Of Looking At Intelligence


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Comfortable in the Cold: Life Below Freezing in an Antarctic Lake


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Cold-loving species are changing everything from laundry detergents to our search for extraterrestrial life.

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Mind-controlled Robots


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Faces of Science: Nicole Le Douarin


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An Intergalactic GPS System


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Desktop Diaries: Sylvia Earle


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Secret Life - Kid Tested, Parent Approved!


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Synthetic Food: Better Cooking Through Chemistry


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Chemist and chef Hervé This has something new he’d like you to try.

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Continuous 7.0 Earthquake Has Rocked New Zealand Since January


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3D Printing Pizza in Space


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Top Ten Resources to Finish Up Your School Year


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NOVA Education has put together a list of our top ten videos and interactives from the past year.

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Hidden Faces in Earth's Topography


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Faces of Science: Paul Berg


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Human Evolution at High Altitude


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Surveillance City


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Producer Miles O'Brien is interviewed about state-of-the-art surveillance systems and what they portend for privacy.

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Zeroing in on Surveillance Video


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New software makes it possible for law enforcement to search through hours of surveillance footage in mere minutes.

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The Science of Smart: Do We Actually Learn Anything From TED Talks?


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What Does Music Look Like?


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Prospects for Prostheses


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Prostheses have advanced significantly in the last decade, but Boston Marathon bombing amputees still face challenges.

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Meet the Man Behind the Voyagers


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Be an Insect Investigator


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Staff Picks - May 24th, 2013


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Everyone Itches


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Conifers Have Enormous Genomes


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Prototype 5G Wireless Tranceiver Promises Gigabit Speeds


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Living with Leopards


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In India, the big cats are common. So are conflicts with humans, and how we respond may be making the problem worse.

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Faces of Science: Joan Steitz


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Drawing Hugh Herr


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MIT Lights Up the Sky


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Crazy Ants Infiltrate the South


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How to Grow a Green Roof


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Electric Shocks to Brain Could Improve Math Skills


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Scientists Use Cloning to Create Human Embryonic Stem Cells


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Scientists Take Global Warming's Temperature


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Preparing for the Next Flu Pandemic


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Scientists are studying the 1918 flu pandemic so we'll be ready for the next one.

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Experience Yields New Brain Cells, Individuality


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Fungal Network Helps Plants Communicate


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Staff Picks - May 10th, 2013


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Scientists Sequence Macaw Genome


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Ancient DNA Recovered From Deep Sea Floor


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Why We Love Hugh Herr


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The Great Human Family…Tapestry


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Faces of Science: Martin Rees


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Perpetual Motion Could Reinvent Theory of Time


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Nanoparticles: The Next Big Thing in Medicine


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By combining DNA and RNA with nanoparticles, nanotechnologists are developing new medical diagnostics and treatments.

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Comb Jelly Genetics May Redraw Tree of Life


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Hugh Herr


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Staff Picks - May 3rd, 2013


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Hybrid Flu Virus Goes Airborn


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Tiny Robot Mimics Fruit Fly Flight


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Fossil Feathers Fill Out Ancestor of Hummingbirds and Swifts


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Deadly Crocodiles Down Under


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Australians try to live safely with giant saltwater reptiles that will eat just about anything—including people.

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The Science of Smart: The Power of Affirming Your Values


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Parasite Stifles Fear of Cats in Mice


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CERN Details Precursor to Anti-Gravity Experiments


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Faces of Science: David Helfand


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Coal Development Threatens Great Barrier Reef


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Desktop Diaries: E.O. Wilson


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Happy Birthday, World Wide Web


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Teaching Fish to Count


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Earth's Core May Be as Hot as the Sun


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The Limits of Facial Recognition


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Our incomplete understanding of how humans perceive faces may be hindering advances in automated face recognition.

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Gene Discovery Could Improve Diabetes Treatment


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How Fat is Schrödinger’s Cat?


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Why We Love Mireya Mayor


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Prehistoric Australians' Population Declined in Last Ice Age


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Australia Wasn't Found By Accident, Study Suggests


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Symmetry: How Beautiful Math Makes Elegant Physics


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Collateral Damage: Somali Pirates Create Scientific "Data Hole"


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The Science of Smart: How To Unlearn Mistaken Ideas


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Using Big Data to Learn What Dogs Are Thinking


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Where Will H7N9 Bird Flu Go Next?


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Art on the Set of Secret Life


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Mireya Mayor


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Another Approach to Efficient Solar Power


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Radioactive Bacteria Zero in on Cancer


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New Solar Dish Up to 80% Efficient


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Learn Na'vi with Avatar's Paul Frommer


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Secrets of Cloud Formation, Revealed in the Amazon


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Staff Picks - April 19th, 2013


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The Science of Smart: Feeling Powerful Makes You Think Better


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Faces of Science: Francisco J. Ayala


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Kepler Discovers New Exoplanets


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Dual Epidemics Threaten Koalas


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Devastated by disease, an iconic Australian species gets help from science and the public.

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When to Worry About Influenza


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New strains are worrisome, but science offers a number of reasons why you shouldn't panic.

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Staff Picks - April 12th, 2013


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What's Happening Under the Antarctic Ice Sheets


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Why We Love Paul Frommer


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Microbes to Make Malaria Drug on Industrial Scale


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Plants with Family Values


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Scientists find that plants can act altruistically toward their siblings.

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Australia's "Magnetic" Termites


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Meet some tropical insects whose homes mysteriously point toward the poles.

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Gut Bacteria May Drive Obesity


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How Many Times Should You Chew Your Food?


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Red Meat Link to Heart Disease May Involve Gut Bacteria


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Paul Frommer


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How to Stimulate Curiosity


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Chasing the Edge of the Solar System


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What is it like at the edge of interstellar space? And how will we know if the Voyager spacecraft has reached it?

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Faces of Science: Frederick Sanger


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Vertical Turbines May Harvest More Wind Power


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Curiosity Finds Evidence of Mars Vanished Atmosphere


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How to Follow News About H7N9, the New Bird Flu


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Help Track the Cicada "Swarmageddon"


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Microfluidic Device May Replace Biopsies for Cancer


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Using Robots to Aid the Autistic


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Earth and Space Science Comes of Age in Next Generation Science Standards


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Experts Debate Dinosaur Stampede


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Dinosaur prints in an ancient Australian fossil bed stir a modern debate; were they stampeding, or just out for a swim?

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Desktop Diaries: Neil deGrasse Tyson


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Possible, but Not Conclusive, Signs of Dark Matter


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BRAIN Initiative Launches


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Where to Find Rare Earth Elements


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The old cell phone or gadget buried in your desk may be a good place to start.

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Meet Fermilab's New Director


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The Science of Smart: Do Artists Suffer Unhappy Childhoods Anymore?


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What Do Methane Hydrates Look Like?


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Full Bloom


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Private Research Ship Makes Waves


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Plant Sex is Slower in Space


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Mexico Considers Gum Tax


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Mexico may make gum chewers pay to clean up litter.

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Faces of Science: Marek Zvelebil


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The Odds of an Asteroid Strike


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Asteroid expert Alan Harris on why the risk of an asteroid strike is low, but why he's still working to prevent one.

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Tanzeem Choudhury


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Why Can't We Prevent An Asteroid Strike?


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Asteroid strikes are rare yet stupendously destructive—something they have in common with terrorist attacks and nuclear power plant accidents—but, they are missing something that makes preparing for those disasters an easy sell—personal experience.

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Planck Satellite Reveals Early Universe


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Follow the Corrections


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Did Voyager 1 Leave the Solar System or Not?


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Clothing from Slime?


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Super-strong hagfish slime might become the fabric of the future.

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Paper Dolls!


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Talk About Centripetal Force


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Giant Squid Are One Species Worldwide


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How to Make Gold in a Flash


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It's Official? Has Voyager 1 Left the Solar System? (updated)


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Building a New Society in Space


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Faces of Science: Williams Schopf; Jane Shen-Miller Shopf


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The Science of Smart: Giving Good Feedback


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Cars Driving Change in Cliff Swallows


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Microbes Thrive in Mariana Trench


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Staff Picks - March 15th, 2013


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Faces of Science: C.R. Rao


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A Journey Into Extra Dimensions


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The Higgs Boson…or a Higgs Boson?


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Is it the only one? And how will it change our understanding of the universe?

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Why Cellphone Chatter Is Particularly Annoying


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"I'm a Total Failure"


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What Big Eyes They Had


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The Science of Smart: A Surprising Way To Improve Executive Function


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Ancient Mars Could Have Supported Life


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Fact Sheet on Methane Hydrates


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Flammable Ice An Energy Coup for Japan


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Basic Computer Logic Built By Splitting Viral Gene


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Maria Klawe


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Meet Maria Klawe, a mathematician and creator of beautiful watercolor paintings.

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Faces of Science: Miriam Rothschild


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How Dumb Are Drones?


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WATCH: "Desktop Diaries" with Michio Kaku


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The Story of Lilly Grossman’s Genome


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Japan's Tohoku Earthquake Heard From Space


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Staff Picks - March 8th, 2013


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Hubble Sees Galaxy Shaped Like Video Game Character


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Curiosity Rover to Hibernate During Solar Storm


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Plants Dose Bees with Caffeine to Keep Them Coming Back


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Why Are Europeans Better at Predicting Weather?


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The Friendly Wolf that Confused Darwin


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Return of the Neanderthals


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Understanding the Universe…one woman at a time


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Unreported Side Effects of Drugs Are Found Using Internet Search Data


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Designer Creates Line of Drone-Proof Garments


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Faces of Science: Christian de Duve


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Inside North Korea's Environmental Collapse


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Scientists who recently visited the hermit nation report the situation is dire.

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The Science of Smart: How to Know if you Know


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New York Times Chases the Higgs Boson


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Deep Underground, Worms and 'Zombie Microbes' Rule


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Computers making inroads in field of mathematics


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The Gene Machine and Me


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Ask Jessica Your Questions


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I Don't Know


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Mapping the Microbiome


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Why Synthetic Biology Is the Field of the Future


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Someday soon, programmable biology may be a part of our everyday lives.

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Going Blind: The Coming Satellite Crisis


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A lack of new satellites threatens our ability to predict severe weather and observe systems critical to our survival.

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What Science Knows About Video Games and Violence


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Do violent video games make people violent? Is violence contagious? What science does—and doesn't—know.

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A Virus With an Immune System


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Voyager 1 and 2 Sing a Duet


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Physicists Discover Why MP3s Sound Worse


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Long Live Neurons


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The Men Who Made Space Colonies Look Like Home


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Proposed Brain Map Faces Hurdles


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Welcome to NOVA Next


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Ancient Color-Shifting Goblet Inspires Nanoplasmonic Biosensor


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Shrinking Snow Means Steep Slide for Ski Industry


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Ancient Microcontinent Discovered in Indian Ocean


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Concerns Over Plan to Save Dead Sea


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A Year of Ebooks


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U.S. Supreme Court Hears DNA Evidence Case


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Rats Scratch and Sniff To Detect Landmines


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Millionaire's Mission to Mars


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WATCH: "Desktop Diaries" with Temple Grandin


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Jessica Banks


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Staff Picks - February 22nd, 2013


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Ask Mayim Your Questions


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Good Parents, Troubled Teens


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Miles O'Brien, producer of "Mind of a Rampage Killer," describes what it's like to meet the parents of troubled teens.

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The Science of Smart: The Virtues of Confusion


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Staff Picks - February 15th, 2013


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A Haiku With Mayim


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Mayim


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New Species in the Old World


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The hunt is on to find undiscovered animal species in Europe.

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Digging Up Panama's Past


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An expansion of the Panama Canal is revealing the history of life on Earth.

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The Science of Smart: Firstborns Motivated To Learn, Secondborns Motivated To Win


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Staff Picks - February 8th, 2013


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Jim Gates Receives the National Medal of Science


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Collecting Rain in Mexico City


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A non-profit in Mexico City suggests using rainwater harvesting to remedy the city's water shortage.

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Mexico's Bat Man


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Biologist Rodrigo Medellin champions bat conservation and public education.

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The Science of Smart: Humanizing the Other


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Looking Into the Past From Space


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Staff Picks - February 1st, 2013


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Why is the Higgs So Light?


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A Small Little Molecule


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New Ways to Use Drones


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Although pioneered by the military, unmanned aircraft could soon become a common part of civilian life.

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"By the Light of the Marquee Moon" with Larry Rosenblum


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A Firsthand Understanding of Our Energy Landscape


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Sabine Seymour


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The Science of Smart: Four Secrets To Lift The 'Curse Of Expertise'


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The Science of Smart: When Competition Helps Performance, And When It Hurts


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Staff Picks - January 24th, 2013


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WATCH: Questions from Kids with Roscoe S.


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Track and Fieldwork: Remembering Dr. Tom Wood


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The Science of Smart: Undoing the 'Curse of Knowledge'


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Staff Picks - January 18th, 2013


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Ask Larry Rosenblum Your Questions


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"Marquee Moon"


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How Dumb Are Drones?


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The real questions are, how autonomous are they now and how autonomous can they get?

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The Science of Smart: Seeing Struggle As An Opportunity


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Larry Rosenblum


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Remembering Dr. Rita Levi-Montalcini: Brainy and Bold, Against All Odds


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The Dark Energy Survey: What Happens When You Can See Forever?


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Costa Rica's Hunting Ban


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The Central American nation is set to become the first in the region to outlaw sport hunting.

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Neanderthals Defy Stereotypes


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A type of manufactured glue found on stone tools suggests Neanderthals were more advanced than previously thought.

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Science Ink #11 - "Iceman"


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Staff Picks - January 4th, 2013


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Ask Jim Gates Your Questions


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The Outsiders


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Jim Gates


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Jim Gates is a theoretical physicist studying string theory. He also believes science and faith can be better friends.

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Mayim Bialik


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Meet Emmy-nominated actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik.

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The Sun Lab (1994) vs. The Sun Lab (2012)


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Staff Picks - December 28th, 2013


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Remembering N. Joseph Woodward: The Man Behind the Barcode


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Science Ink #10 - "Ascent of Man"


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Scientific Approaches to the Fine-Tuning Problem


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How Do We Perceive Risk?


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Why mass murders and other tragedies that kill scores of people make us most fearful.

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The Science of Smart: Want To Make Toys Really Educational? Just Add Conversation


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Science Tattoo #9 - "Kevin Bonham" and the Tree of Life


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Robert Lynch


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Are we on the cusp of a Neuro-lution?


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Secret Lifer Revisited: Smart Phones? Think Smart Walls, says Michio Kaku


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Science Ink #8 - "Joshua Drew"


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Sir Patrick Moore: Remembering A Star That Shines On


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"The Picture" - Bruce Jackson & President Obama's Kodak Moment


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Science Ink #7 - "Lucy"


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With Thermal Cameras, Liars Look Less Like Pinocchio, More Like Rudolph.


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Staff Picks - December 7th, 2012


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Opportunities


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More Than Stuffed Animals: Remembering A Master Taxidermist


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Un-Occupy Wall Street


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Secret Lifer Revisited: Jean Berko Gleason, Ig Nobel Royalty


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Bruce Jackson


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Science Ink #6 - "Vaccine Tree"


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Celebrity Science #4: will.i.am


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“Curious” About Bringing Curiosity to Your Classroom?


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Weekly Scientist Obit: The (Other) Iron Lady


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Secret Lifer Revisited: Neil deGrasse Tyson Saves Superman


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Science Ink #5 - "Satellite"


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The Science of Smart: Why You Sometimes Feel Smart And Sometimes Feel Dumb


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A Guide to Different Kinds of Parallel Universes


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Ask Tom Yang Your Questions


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Thanksgiving


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Tom Yang


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Weekly Scientist Obit: Indiana Jones, But Without the Fear of Snakes


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Science Ink #4 - "Vesalius Brain"


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Questions from Kids with Sue Barry


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Sandy's Warning


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Do we have what it takes to stop catastrophic warming?

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Secret Lifer Revisited: Katharine Hayhoe Clarifies Climate Confusion


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Staff Picks - November 16th, 2012


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Six Degrees of Secret Life


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Weekly Scientist Obit: "Rocket Boy" Turned Surfer Dude


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Here's to You, Carl Zimmer


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Storm Surges and New York City


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How multiple lines of defense, from massive barriers to oyster reefs, can protect our cities from storm surges.

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Hurricanes and Climate Change


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Why climate change is making hurricanes more dangerous.

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Forecast for the Floodplains


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Urban development coupled with intense hurricanes is causing storm damage to ripple beyond the coastline.

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Climate Change and Sandy


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A climate scientist suggests that rapid warming in the Arctic helped create October's "superstorm."

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Celebrity Science #3: Camilla Corona


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WATCH: What Does A Scientist Do? - The Norwood School Edition


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Science Ink #3 - "Neural Net"


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The Particle at the End of the Universe: Why We Care


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The Science of Smart: Where Visual Expertise Is Located In The Brain


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Staff Picks - November 19th, 2012


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Who's On First? Relativity, Time, and Quantum Theory


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Brave


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Engineering Extra Senses


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Cyberneticist Kevin Warwick is developing new ways for us to experience the world with more than just our five senses.

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Past Predictions: Expert Q&A


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Matt Novak, author of the Paleofuture blog, answered questions about how good (or bad) we are at predicting the future.

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The Clever Dog Lab


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An animal research laboratory in Vienna enlists local pets to study the roots of canine personality.

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Science Ink #2 - "Micro Macro"


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Ian Lipkin


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Science Ink #1 - The Solar System


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What Do Dogs Think?: Expert Q&A


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Alexandra Horowitz, author of the book "Inside a Dog," answers questions about canine cognition.

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What Does the Earth Sound Like?


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Twin satellites probing the Earth's radiation belts return the clearest recordings yet of a "chorus" of radio waves.

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Celebrity Scientist #2: Tom Hanks


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The Periodic Table of The Elements: A Real-Life Miracle of Science


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Weekly Scientist Obit - "Formula One's First Responder"


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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sandy


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Staff Picks - October 26th, 2012


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Ask Michelle Your Questions


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Time Traveler


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Food Science: Expert Q&A


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Michael Brenner, who teaches a class on the science of cooking, talks about egg whites, ethylene, protein, and more.

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Packaging You Can Eat


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A team of chefs, chemists, and designers introduce foods and beverages wrapped in edible shells.

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Michelle Thaller


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Quantum Foam, Virtual Particles and Other Curiosities


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Staff Picks - October 19th, 2012


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Challenging Popular Perceptions: Teen Science Cafés


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Desktop Diaries: Oliver Sacks


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Three Advances in Forensics


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Sniffing, sifting, and sensing new ways to solve—and prevent—crime.

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Neuroprediction and Crime


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How much can brain imaging and genetic studies help in the fight against criminal behavior?

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Stable Isotopes in Forensics


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Investigators use elemental variations to unearth new leads.

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Human Intelligence: Expert Q&A


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Fred Lepore, a neurologist who has studied Einstein's brain, answers questions about human intelligence.

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Boosting Kids' Brain Power


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Could a brain-stimulating technique that uses an electrical current enhance math abilities in children?

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Weekly Science Obit - The Late-In-Life Recruit


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Mission: Engaging Science


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Celebrity Scientist #1: Brian May - Rock Star. Badger Protector.


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Ask Sue Your Questions


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Adaptation


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The Nobel Prize in Physics: Quantum Mechanics Comes of Age


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Strands of Evidence


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Your hair may reveal more about you than you realize—including where you live and where you have been.

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Top 19 Worst Passwords


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Discover the 19 worst passwords and learn how to keep your password safe from computer hackers.

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How large is the observable universe?


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Secret Life Snapshot #24


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Weekly Science Obit - "Paul Revere of Ecology"; Rides With Wrinkled Shirt


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A Trampoline, A Ball and Hipster Glasses?! Life Ain't Easy For A Scientist Named Sue


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Is Multitasking Bad For Us?


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Cognitive researchers have sobering though preliminary news—if we can focus on it.

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Social Skills: Kids vs. Apes


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To see what sets humans apart, anthropologist Victoria Wobber challenges young apes and children to do the same tasks.

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Neanderthals: Expert Q&A


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The leader of the team that proved we share DNA with Neanderthals answered questions about our closest relatives.

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Dogs' Dazzling Sense of Smell


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What lies behind their exceptional gift of sniff?

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Sue Barry


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Fostering the Discoveries We Can't See Coming


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Can String Theory Be Tested?


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The World Ant Tour


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American scientists visit European museums to photograph ants in exquisite detail.

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Our Improbable Ability to Walk


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How do we two-legged, top-heavy pillars of flesh and bone possibly stay upright while in motion?

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Is a Calorie a Calorie?


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Do calories from a chocolate bar have the same effect on your waistline as an equal number of calories from an orange?

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Are Neanderthals Human?


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Neanderthals present a conundrum well known in biology: What exactly is a species?

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Why Is Gravity Such a Weakling?


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Melting Subatomic Ice Cubes


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Technology, Biology, and a Memory Revolution


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Prize Without Proof? Yuri Milner’s Fundamental Physics Prize


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A Trip to the Deep Future


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NOVA’s Top 10 Teacher Guides


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The Phantom Energy Menace: Is the Cosmos Doomed to a Big Rip?


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Search for Life Beyond Earth in Your Classroom


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Bittersweet Victory: Physics After the Higgs


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Supersymmetry: Looking in Nature's Mirror


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Cleaner Cookstoves in Uganda


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Changing the way women cook may help protect the environment and reduce the incidence of sexual assault in Uganda.

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Dante’s Universe, and Ours


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Scientists Protest Lakes Closure


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A Canadian government decision to cease operating the Experimental Lakes Area provokes angry protests by scientists.

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Wormholes as Time Machines


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Cornering the Higgs


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A professor from one of the CERN teams explains what this experimental result means for the future of physics.

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Thanks, Mom! Finding the Quantum of Ubiquitous Resistance


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Theoretical physicist Frank Wilczek explains what it took to find the Higgs boson.

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Higgs Fireworks on July 4


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Live Webcasts: The Latest Higgs Results


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See scientists announce their latest findings in the ongoing search for the elusive Higgs boson.

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Fermilab Rings in Higgs Week


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The Higgs Boson Explained


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What is the Higgs boson? Physicist Frank Wilczek explains how the Higgs may help complete the Standard Model of physics.

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What is Dark Matter?


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Dark Matter 101


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In the Beginning


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After a Golden Age


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Dark Flow: Tugs from Beyond the Observable Universe?


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A Simple Universe


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Antimatter 101


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What's the Matter With Gravity?


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Writing a Bold Future, Together


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Gamers and Genomics


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An online game called Phylo taps the brainpower of thousands of players to solve complex problems in genetics.

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Who's Afraid of the Dark? Alternatives to Dark Energy


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Making Chemicals Naturally


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A pioneer in the field of green chemistry explains how copying Nature's methods to make chemicals is safer and cheaper.

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Who's Afraid of the Dark? Alternatives to Dark Matter


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April Fools' Physics


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Magnetic Fish Hooks Save Sharks


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A chance discovery that sharks avoid rare earth magnets may help protect them from over-fishing.

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A Higgs by Any Other Name


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How did the Higgs boson get its name? Discover why many scientists, including Higgs himself, want to rename it.

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Elements in the Ocean


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Marine geochemist Catherine Jeandel has bottled the world's oceans to decipher their past—and future.

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A Gene for Fish Odor


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The discovery of a gene that explains an embarrassing body odor offers a little comfort to those who suffer.

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Are Space and Time Fundamental?


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Jean Berko Gleason Goes Hollywood!


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Do Computers Dream of Electric People?


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Is the Universe Fine-Tuned for Life?


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It's A Paradox


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Herding Schrodinger's Cats


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Tangling with Teleportation


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Beam Me Up, Schrodinger


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Could Simple Experiments Reveal the Quantum Nature of Spacetime?


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The Chandrasekhar Limit: The Threshold That Makes Life Possible


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Much Ado About Nothing


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How to Make an Element


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Forging heavier elements from lighter ones used to be the sole domain of stars and supernovas. But not anymore.

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What If Quantum Mechanics Went On Strike?


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Beautiful Losers


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Beautiful Losers: Plato's Geometry of Elements


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Beautiful Losers: Kepler's Harmonic Spheres


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Beautiful Losers: Kelvin's Vortex Atoms


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The Schwarzschild Radius: Nature's Breaking Point


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Maybe Higgs: What the LHC Might or Might Not Have Seen


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Quantum Gravity in a Nutshell


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Seeking Signs of the Multiverse


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When Universes Collide


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Physics To Be Thankful For


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Holograms, Black Holes, and the Nature of the Universe


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Make Room on the Mantle!


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Describing Nature With Math


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How do scientists use mathematics to define reality? And why?

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A Tour of the Multiverse


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Debating the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics


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Planck's Constant: The Number That Rules Technology, Reality, and Life


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How Rare Is the Earth?


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Simple life may exist throughout the universe, says paleontologist Peter Ward, but complex life is likely another story.

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Looking for ET


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It's not easy to look for alien intelligence, but scientists like Seth Shostak believe that's no reason not to try.

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Beliefs About Alien Intelligence


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Is the search for extraterrestrial intelligence pseudoscience, protoscience, or science?

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Life in the Solar System


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The head of the Cassini Mission says Saturn's moon Enceladus is the go-to place in the solar system for finding life.

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Will We Ever Find ET?


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What are the odds that smart aliens exist in the universe?

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Welcome to The Nature of Reality


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On Being a Physicist


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Columbia's Brian Greene explains why history's greatest scientific thinkers, from Newton to Feynman, became his heroes.

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Hail and Farewell, Grand Colliders


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Spooky Action at a Distance


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That's what Einstein called it, dismissively, but ultra-strange quantum entanglement does exist, Brian Greene writes.

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Special Relativity in a Nutshell


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Brian Greene explains Einstein's notion of the mutability of space and time in a way you can readily understand it.

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Riddles of the Multiverse


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USC theoretical physicist Clifford Johnson contemplates the controversial notion of multiple universes.

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"Fringe" Science


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How does the sci-fi series "Fringe" draw inspiration from real quantum physics and cutting-edge research?

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A Quantum Leap in Computing


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MIT's Seth Lloyd, a pioneer of quantum computing, explains its applications and revolutionary potential.

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Putting Relativity to the Test


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Nearly a century after Einstein published his general theory, experiments continue to confirm its every prediction.

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Take It To The Limit


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It's A Twister!!


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Skyping with Katharine Hayhoe


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Origin of the Scientist


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Opening the Gates to the Scientific Universe


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"God Does Not Play Dice"


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Time Keeps on Slippin, Slippin


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Bonobos!


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I'm Meeelllttting! But What Can I Do?


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[Teacher Tips] Global Awareness


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Entertaining Science in NYC


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Katharine and Michio Together Again!


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The Way I Think Of It


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Ask Katharine Your Questions


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Got Nutrients?


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Silence of the Tomatoes


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[Teacher Tips] Be Yourself


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With A Little Help From His Friend, Paul McCartney


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A Scientist Rapper's Delight


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Vita Meta Vegiman


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Two Sides Of The Same Coin


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Jumping on the Baby Babbling Bandwagon


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Alan Sage


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Up All Night


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Ask Alan Your Questions


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Skinny Girls Can Climb Anything!


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Learn To SCREAM!


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Once So Quiet, Not Any More


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A Different View


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The Abbey of Theleme


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On The Rock With Emily


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Katharine Hayhoe


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One Step Further


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Emily Whiting


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Looking Back, Moving Forward


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Ask Emily Your Questions


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Elephant Impressionists


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Human See, Human Do


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Shofar So Good


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Everybody Has To Start Somewhere


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Talented Elephants Begin New Life in Retirement!


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Michio On Letterman!


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All Trunks on Deck


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Beautiful Music


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Dave Sulzer


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Soldier of Song


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Ask Dave Your Questions


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Secret Scientist Natalie Portman Gets Mo'ed


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First "Secret Life" Mother Blogger!


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Spinning Into Oblivion


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I Second That Emotion


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Color Your World


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[Teacher Tips] Alternate Tools


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Turn on the Switch and Learn


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3 MORE Questions With Shani!


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To Oscar Or To Nobel?


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Emotion-reading gadgets


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Shaundra Daily


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Calling Dr. Bryant


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Meditating with Andre


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A Lot Like Judy


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Secret Life Snap Shots #20-21


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Who Are We?


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Train Your Brain


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“What You Think, You Become.” Wow! Really?


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Explaining the Scientific Process


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The Secret (Inner) Life of Crickets… and Andre


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Ask Andre Your Questions


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Deep Prussian Blue and Stars of Mauve


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An Instructional Film on Synesthesia!


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Andre Fenton


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In Living Color


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My Friend, The Synesthete


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That Which Has Never Been


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It Isn’t Just About The Colors


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Teaching molecular polarity and VSEPR geometries


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Teaching Physics with Angry Birds: Projectile Motion


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A Blue “D” And Some Yellow Bananas


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A More Colorful World


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Alphabet Music


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What Color Is Your Friday?


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Ask Steffie Your Questions


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Steffie Tomson


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Judy Lee's "How to make a blow-up tent"


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A Favorite Piece of Equipment


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Secret Life Snap Shot #17


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[Teacher Tips] Tweeting For Teamwork


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Space Shuttle Challenger - A quarter century of inspiration


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Secret Life Snap Shot #16


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Secret Life Snap Shot #15


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Designing Play


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The Uses of TMS: Expert Q&A


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Neuroscientist Mark George answers questions about transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and how it treats depression.

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Smartest Machine: Expert Q&A


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The head of the AI team that programmed the computer "Watson" to compete on Jeopardy! answers questions.

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Watson on Jeopardy!


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Three artificial-intelligence experts, including the leader of the Watson team, discuss the supercomputer's prospects.

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Judy Lee


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Embrace The Dirt


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Ask Judy Your Questions


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Science Fiction?


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While Visions of Equations Danced in His Head


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How To Touch People


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Spinning With Newton


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Earthquakes: Expert Q&A


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Seismologist Frank Vernon answers questions about earthquakes past, present, and future.

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Michio Kaku


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The Wire


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Ask Michio Your Questions


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Kids Find The Darndest Things!


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The Secret Life of Snowflakes


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Caryn Draws


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Toward a Smart Electric Grid


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Should the U.S. be upgrading now to a "smart" electric grid? An energy expert insists there's no time to lose.

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Caryn's Fashion Role Model


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Charlie Brown’s Endocrine System?


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Do You See?


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Leonardo's Legacy


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Caryn Babaian


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Drawn By Hand


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Ask Caryn Your Questions


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[Teacher Tips] Mistakes


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Chalk It Up


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I Believe I Can Fly


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Materials That Changed History


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From ceramics to steel, paper to plastics, certain basic substances have long propped up civilization.

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The Star In You


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Just what do astronomers mean when they say we're all made of star stuff?

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Allan Adams


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Beneath The Surface


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Ask Allan Your Questions


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Ugga Da Bugga


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Secret Life Post Card: Jean Plays Polo


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The World's Strongest Stuff


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Secret Life Snap Shot #13 - #14


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Sea Monkeys


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Lessons From Len: The Monette Trumpet


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Secret Life Snap Shot #12


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Lighting Up Research


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They Go Together


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Getting The Job Done


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Ask Len Your Questions


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Len Zon


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His Favorite Things: Stephon's Top Five Albums Ever


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Secret Life Snap Shot #11


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[Teacher Tips] Stephon, Science, And Music


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Just Play!


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Secret Life Snap Shot #10


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Is It All About Us?


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The Very Big And The Very Small


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A One-Way Trip to Mars?


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Initial shock aside, some space scientists argue this is the only way to go.

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Where Does Science Come From?


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Ask Stephon Your Questions


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Stephon Alexander


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Artificial Intelligence Pioneer


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MIT's Marvin Minsky, one of the fathers of AI, expounds on the current state of the field and hopes for its future.

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The Love Of The Sport


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Trick or Treat: The Halloween Routine


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Halloween Costume Tips For Secret Scientists


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Jean, Laura, And An Instructional Film


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The Wug Revolution


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The Wrestling Bug


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Secret Life Snap Shot #9


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Secret Life Snap Shot #8 - #9


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Secret Life Snap Shot #7


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Stone Cold Chuck Darwin


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And In This Corner....


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A Friendly Interrogation


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MsChif


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Ask Rachel Your Questions


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Rachel Collins


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Mollie, Laura, And An Instructional Film!


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The Secret Life Of Maria Gaetana Agnesi


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"Hi, Thanks, And Goodbye"


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The Language Of Science


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Secret Life Snap Shots #4-6


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What's A Wug?


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"Mad Men And Mango Lemonade"


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Ask Jean Your Questions


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Real Magic


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Jean Berko Gleason


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Mollie, Math, And Frogs


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Secret Life Snap Shot #3


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Solving This Problem


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Cheering For The Periodic Table


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Secret Life Snap Shot #2


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Bring It On, Smart-Kid Style


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Science Apparel With Mollie


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Cheerful


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Mollie Woodworth


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The Other Elevator Inventor


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Two years before Elisha Otis, another man named Otis—Otis Tufts—patented the first true passenger elevator.

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The Future of Brain Transplants


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Will we ever grow replacement brains or do whole-brain transplants?

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All About Eva


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The Nurture of Nature


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How do you get from genes to behavior (and back again)?

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Cat-astrophic Parasite


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Discover the mind-altering effects of Toxoplasma gondii, a parasitic protozoan spread by cat feces and rodents.

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I Read The News Today, Oh Boy


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The Art Behind The Scientist


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Neil deGrasse Tyson Walks The Dog


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Visit Neil's Cosmic Office!


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Is The World Coming To An End?


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Lion and Tigers, Colbert, Oh My!


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We won a Streamy!


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Neil deGrasse Tyson


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Erika, Mrs. Kolbert, and The Kids


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Champagne Supernova


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Ask Caroline Your Questions


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Alexandrea's Journey


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OMG, There's a Teen Astronomer in the White House!


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Caroline Moore


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Alexandrea Bowman


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Going Up


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Ask Alexandrea Your Questions


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Life Returns to the Blast Zone


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In this audio slide show, ecologist Charlie Crisafulli marvels at nature's recovery after St. Helens's 1980 eruption.

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Filming in a Disaster Area


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Director Daniel Hissen felt equal parts inspiration and anxiety while shooting amidst the devastation.

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The Disposition Effect


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Trust your gut when trading stocks? Do no such thing, argues David Adler, producer of "Mind Over Money."

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Turn Up the Heat


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Adrienne Block


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I Was Glowing Back At Them


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Self-Improvement


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Ask Erika Your Questions


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Erika Ebbel


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Juggler's Apprentice


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Risking It All for Science


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What drives scientists to delve into flooded caves where they face rock falls, nitrogen narcosis, even drowning?

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Gavin Schmidt


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Just Do What It Is That You Like


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Ask Gavin Your Questions


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A Two-Person Job


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Dava Newman


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Second Skin


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Inca Skull Surgery


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See evidence of a radical surgical procedure common among the Inca 500 years ago.

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The Dream Stela of Thutmosis IV


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Egyptologist Kasia Szpakowska decodes a mysterious stone monument erected between the Sphinx's front paws.

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Excavating the Lost City


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Egyptologist Mark Lehner describes the lives of the pyramid-builders, as revealed in his ongoing excavation at Giza.

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Saving the Sphinx


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Zahi Hawass, head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, has taken extraordinary steps to preserve the monument.

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Rise of the Inca


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How did the Inca Empire become as vast as the Roman in just over a century?

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A Marvel of Inca Engineering


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Perched high in the Andes, Machu Picchu required ingenious construction, as engineer Ken Wright explains.

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Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto!


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Colin Angle


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Why Robots Like Roomba Drink Pepsi


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Ask Colin Your Questions


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Are We Still Evolving?


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Whether humans are still evolving biologically depends—and doesn't—on which humans you ask.

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Monkeynomics Revisited


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Laurie Santos


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The Genius of Accidents


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Ask Laurie Your Questions


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Three Groovy Joe DeGeorge Music Videos


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The Threat of Midget Subs Today


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Iran and North Korea have them, as do drug smugglers. How grave is the danger?

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Where Is Punt?


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Despite heaps of evidence and decades of debate, scholars are not certain where or even what ancient Punt was. Why?

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The DNA of Human Evolution


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Computational biologist Katie Pollard describes key parts of our DNA that distinguish us from other apes.

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Joe's Behind-the-Scenes Journal


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Rock Star


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Ina Vandebroek


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Let's Dance


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With a Little Help from My Friends


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The Evolving Flu


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Flu expert Peter Palese explains why we should prepare for—but not panic over—a resurgence of the 2009 swine flu.

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What Is Evo Devo?


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Cliff Tabin defines the new field of "evo devo" and some of the groundbreaking discoveries he and others have made.

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The Evolution of Motherhood


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Anthropologist Sarah Hrdy talks about how shared infant-rearing made all the difference in early human evolution.

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The Adaptable Human


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Paleoanthropologist Rick Potts believes modern humans were adapted to change itself, as he explains in this interview.

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Ten Great Advances in Evolution


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Carl Zimmer looks at 10 significant recent advances in evolution studies.

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Depicting Our Ancestors


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In this audio slide show, filmmaker Graham Townsley describes what it takes to bring ancient hominids to life.

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Building Faces From Fossils


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Paleoartist Viktor Deak works from casts of fossil skulls to put faces to Turkana Boy and other ancient hominids.

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Eran Egozy


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What Did You Like to Do as a Kid?


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Ask Eran Your Questions


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Nate's on the Teevee Machine


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Nate Ball


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The Zen of Back Flips


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The Zen of Back Flips


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Ask Nate Your Questions


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Dreams: Expert Q&A


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Harvard neuroscientist Robert Stickgold answers questions about sleep and dreams, including lucid dreams and nightmares.

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Capturing Darwin's Dilemma


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Scriptwriter John Goldsmith on the historical research behind "Darwin's Darkest Hour"

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Great Minds Think Alike


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Sean Carroll tells the remarkable story of the other father of evolution by natural selection: Alfred Russel Wallace.

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Being Charles Darwin


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Stepping into Darwin's shoes changed actor Henry Ian Cusick's views both about the man and evolution.

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Powerful Motivation


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Powerful Motivation


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Ask Eva Your Questions


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Eva Vertes


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Rich Robinson


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Showing Up


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Eating Wild


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Eating Wild


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Mark Siddall


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The Leechman Cometh


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Welcome to Secret Life


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Musical Minds: Expert Q&A


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Oliver Sacks answers questions about how music affects the brain and how it can be used to treat neurological disorders.

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Picky Eaters: Expert Q&A


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Geneticist Danielle Reed answers questions about taste, its genetic roots, and more.

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Midwest Earthquakes: Expert Q&A


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Geophysicist Beatrice Magnani answers questions about the New Madrid Seismic Zone and its deadly potential.

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The Unstoppable Sang-Mook Lee


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How did a man accustomed to sailing the world's oceans adjust to life in a wheelchair?

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Engineering Artificial Organs


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Biomedical researcher, MIT professor, and mom, Sangeeta Bhatia says she's just a "regular person."

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The Man Who Couldn't Remember


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MIT neuroscientist Suzanne Corkin describes her decades-long relationship with a famous "pure amnesic" named H.M.

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Public Genomes: Expert Q&A


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George Church, founder of the Personal Genome Project, answers questions about it and other issues of DNA testing.

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Algae Fuel: Expert Q&A


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Biologist Kris Niyogi of U.C. Berkeley answers questions about all things algal.

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Gakkel Ridge: Expert Q&A


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Marine ecologist Tim Shank answers questions about the Gakkel Ridge, the 2007 Woods Hole expedition, and more.

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Smart Marine Mammals: Expert Q&A


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Marine biologists Colleen Reichmuth and Kristy Lindemann-Biolsi answer questions about brainy pinnipeds.

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Saving Hubble Update: Expert Q&A


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Astronauts John Grunsfeld and Mike Massimino answer questions about their highly risky 2009 mission.

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Sang-Mook Lee: Expert Q&A


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Sang-Mook Lee, a physically disabled South Korean scientist, answers questions about his life and work.

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How Memory Works: Expert Q&A


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Neuroscientist Andre Fenton, who conducted groundbreaking research "erasing" memories in rats, answers questions.

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How to Speak Walrus


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Two experts—and two walruses—demonstrate in this audio slide show.

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Sangeeta Bhatia: Expert Q&A


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Biomedical engineer Sangeeta Bhatia answers questions about artificial organs, women in science, and more.

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Franklin Chang-Dí­az: Expert Q&A


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Franklin Chang-Dí­az answers questions about living in space, the future of interplanetary travel, and more.

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Dinosaur Plague: Expert Q&A


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George and Roberta Poinar answer questions about all things amber, including diseases preserved from the dinosaur era.

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Marathon Mouse: Expert Q&A


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Ron Evans and Vihang Narkar of the Salk Institute answer questions about "exercise in a pill," burning fat, and more.

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Rocket Scientist


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How did Franklin Chang-Dí­az turn a boyhood dream into an improbable career? He explains his singular trajectory here.

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Trapped in Amber


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In this audio slide show, George Poinar guides you through a gallery of fossil plants and animals.

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Joining the Medical Tribe


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Filmmaker Michael Barnes once thought he wanted to go to medical school. After making "Doctors' Diaries," does he still?

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Lonnie Thompson: Expert Q&A


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Lonnie Thompson and Ellen Mosley-Thompson answer questions about the runaway melting of glaciers and its implications.

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Spider Woman


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Maydianne Andrade explains the allure of her poisonous subjects, why spider research is important, and much more.

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The Real Iceman


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In this interview, glaciologist Lonnie Thompson outlines just what we're losing with melting glaciers.

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Games With a Purpose


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Luis von Ahn explains the higher purpose of his computer games, the downside of being a MacArthur "genius," and more.

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Gangster Birds: Expert Q&A


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Biologist Scott Robinson answers questions about cowbirds and other bullies in the animal kingdom.

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Secrets in the Salt: Expert Q&A


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Jack Griffith answers questions about cellulose, DNA, and other organic bits found in Permian salt deposits.

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Moon Smasher: Expert Q&A


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NASA's Dan Andrews answers questions about LCROSS and how it might pave the way for future space exploration.

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Trapped in Salt


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Biophysicist Jack Griffith takes you on a narrated photo tour of quarter-billion-year-old water bubbles.

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Alien Earths: Expert Q&A


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Planet hunter Geoff Marcy answers questions about the search for extrasolar planets and life beyond Earth.

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Autism Genes: Expert Q&A


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Charles Nelson of Children's Hospital Boston answers questions about the research, diagnosis, and treatment of autism.

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Maydianne Andrade: Expert Q&A


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Fearless spider tracker Maydianne Andrade answers questions about her life and work.

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Anthrax Investigation: Q&A


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Paul Keim of Northern Arizona University answers questions about microbial forensics, global plagues, and more.

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Auto-Tune: Expert Q&A


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Andy Hildebrand answers questions about Auto-Tune, the implications of its use among professional musicians, and more.

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Diamond Factory: Expert Q&A


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James Butler of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory answers questions about diamonds—natural and not.

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Luis von Ahn: Expert Q&A


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CAPTCHA inventor Luis von Ahn answers questions about his life and work.

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Extreme Ice: Expert Q&A


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Arctic glacier expert James White answers questions about the melting of glaciers and ice sheets worldwide.

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Catching Rats (on Film)


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A rat in his bed. Rats for dinner. Milking rats. All par for the course for "Rat Attack" producer Jeremy Zipple.

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Plant vs. Predator


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Ecologist Dan Janzen demystifies a once-a-half-century mass seeding and its stupendous impact.

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Photographing Climate Change


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Acclaimed photographer James Balog describes his Extreme Ice Survey, a photographic record of arctic and alpine melting.

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Killer Instinct


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Rats do it to survive, but why is infanticide so widespread among primates, and what does that say about us?

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Tracking the Monarch Migration


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Filmmaker Nick de Pencier describes chasing butterflies on their trans-continental journey from Canada to Mexico.

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Secretary of Energy Steven Chu


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The Energy Secretary in the Obama administration offers his take on California's policies and the nation's options.

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Living Green: Expert Q&A


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Ed Begley, Jr. and Bill Nye field viewer questions about living "la vida verde."

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California'€™s Energy Gamble


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Marlo Lewis of the Competitive Enterprise Institute warns that the state's green agenda could lead to economic ruin.

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Schwarzenegger's Energy Plan


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As Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger pushes forward a bold, and risky, energy agenda.

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Spy Factory: Expert Q&A


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Author James Bamford answers viewer questions about the National Security Agency, the 9/11 attacks, and more.

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Investigating 9/11


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Eleanor Hill, who led congressional hearings on the attacks, discusses pre-9/11 intelligence failures in this interview.

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The New Thought Police


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George Orwell's secret police have nothing on two new National Security Agency systems designed to read people's minds.

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Is There Life on Mars?: Q&A


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Dr. Leslie Tamppari of the Phoenix Lander mission to Mars answers questions about all things martian.

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Mars Up Close


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NASA's Steve Squyres narrates a virtual tour of some of the Mars Exploration Rovers' most revealing discoveries.

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California's Energy Lessons


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The Economist's Vijay Vaitheeswaran evaluates the pros and cons of California's controversial energy policies.

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Rescuing Seals and Sea Lions


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Doug Hamilton, producer of "Ocean Animal Emergency," ponders the dilemmas of marine mammal conservation.

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Alien from Earth: Expert Q&A


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Mike Morwood, coleader of the team that discovered the hobbit, answers viewer questions.

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Origins of the Written Bible


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William Schniedewind charts the rise of literacy in the Israelite world, making Holy Scripture possible.

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The Palace of King David


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Israeli archeologist Eilat Mazar has unearthed what she believes is the royal house of the Bible's King David.

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Moses and the Exodus


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Biblical scholar and archeologist Carol Meyers offers a new and surprising view of the iconic exodus from Egypt.

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Writers of the Bible


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Why do most biblical scholars see the Bible as an anthology of texts composed by human hands?

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Archeology of the Hebrew Bible


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Renowned archeologist William Dever says that attempts to "prove the Bible" are misguided.

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The Rise of Judaism


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In the birth of monotheism, how did a pagan practice become a religion devoted to one God?

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The Many Worlds Theory Today


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What is Hugh Everett's theory of parallel universes, and do physicists today buy it? Hear from Everett's biographer.

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Finding My Father


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At 18, Mark Everett found his dad's body. At 40-something, he discovered who his dad, an unusual physicist, really was.

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Space Shuttle Rescue Scenarios


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Follow, day by day, how a high-risk effort to save the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia might have unfolded.

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The Case to Save the Shuttle


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In this opinion piece, aeronautics engineer Allen Richardson offers arguments for continuing the space shuttle program.

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A Space Age Controversy


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In this opinion piece, aerospace expert John Logsdon makes the case to retire the space shuttle.

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Filming Dinosaurs in Alaska


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On Alaska's North Slope, producer Chris Schmidt quickly realized that one wrong step could spell disaster.

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A Radical Mind


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Benoit Mandelbrot, the father of fractals and fractal geometry, was a true maverick, as this interview reveals.

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Investigating a Shuttle Disaster


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In the wake of the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy, NASA's Scott Hubbard was determined to find the cause.

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First Primates: Expert Q&A


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Evolutionary anthropologist Mary Silcox answers your questions about the world's premiere primates.

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Phoenix Mars Lander: Expert Q&A


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Astrophysicist Leslie Tamppari, one of the scientific leaders of the Phoenix mission, answers viewer questions.

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Cancer Warrior Judah Folkman


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Yoky Matsuoka: Expert Q&A


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Yoky Matsuoka answers questions about her life, her work in the field of neurobotics, and more.

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The Search for ET: Expert Q&A


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Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute and perhaps the funniest man in astrobiology, answers questions.

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Smart Bridges: Expert Q&A


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The University of Michigan's Jerome Lynch answers questions about the future for "smart" bridges, and more.

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Saving Hubble: Expert Q&A


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The crew of the upcoming STS-125 Space Shuttle mission to repair the Hubble answers viewer questions.

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Killer Microbe: Expert Q&A


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Microbiologist Mike Smith answers questions about Iraqibacter and multidrug-resistant pathogens in general.

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Leeches: Expert Q&A


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Mark Siddall, lord of leeches at the American Museum, answers questions about these stretchy, bloodsucking creatures.

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Stem Cells Breakthrough: Q&A


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George Daley of Children's Hospital Boston answers questions about stem cell research.

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Dr. Quiíñones-Hinojosa: Q&A


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Brain surgeon and cancer researcher Alfredo Quiíñones-Hinojosa answers questions about his life and work.

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Bionic Woman


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Edith Widder: Expert Q&A


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Marine biologist Edie Widder answers questions about deep-sea exploration and how to protect our endangered oceans.

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Brain Trauma: Expert Q&A


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Neurosurgeon Jam Ghajar answers questions about preventing and treating concussions and more severe brain injuries.

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Judah Folkman: Expert Q&A


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Two of Folkman's colleagues at Children's Hospital Boston answer questions about treatments for cancer and eye disease.

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Mammoth Mystery: Expert Q&A


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Paleontologist Mike Voorhies, who helped solve the enigma of the entwined mammoths, answers viewer questions.

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From Farmhand to Brain Surgeon


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A Johns Hopkins brain surgeon, who started out as a migrant farmworker, talks about his unlikely path.

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Bird Brains: Expert Q&A


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Ofer Tchernichovski, who studies bird brains and vocal learning at the City College of New York, answers questions.

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Space Storms: Expert Q&A


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Vassilis Angelopoulos, team leader of NASA's THEMIS mission to study auroras, answers viewer questions.

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Capturing Carbon: Expert Q&A


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Geophysicist Klaus Lackner of Columbia University answers questions about carbon capture and storage.

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Pardis Sabeti: Expert Q&A


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Pardis Sabeti of the Broad Institute answers questions about her life, music, and scientific research.

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Dark Matter: Expert Q&A


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Astronomer Richard Massey answers questions about dark matter and other otherworldly enigmas.

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Of Mice and Memory: Expert Q&A


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MIT's Li-Huei Tsai, who studies the neurobiology of memory, answers questions about Alzheimer's disease and more.

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The Musical Geneticist


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In this interview, Harvard geneticist and singer-songwriter Pardis Sabeti discusses her life and work.

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Hany Farid: Expert Q&A


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Father of digital forensics and Dartmouth professor Hany Farid answers questions on photo fakeries and more.

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Wisdom of the Crowds: Expert Q&A


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Statistician Ed George from the Wharton School answers questions on averages, means, medians, and much more.

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Personal DNA Testing: Expert Q&A


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Harvard geneticist Rudy Tanzi offers caveats about commercial DNA testing and addresses a wide range of questions.

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Art Authentication: Expert Q&A


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Computer scientist Eric Postma of Maastricht University answers questions about the digital analysis of paintings.

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E.O. Wilson: Boy Naturalist


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In this excerpt from his autobiography, 15-year-old Ed "Snake" Wilson meets his match in a swamp.

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The Future of Transportation


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Energy expert David Greene pinpoints the technologies and government policies for reducing our risky dependence on oil.

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A Conversation With E.O. Wilson


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Do humans have "biophilia," a built-in love for living things?

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Filming the Fistula Women


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A producer describes the wide spectrum of emotions she felt while making this film about a desolating childbirth injury.

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The Fistula Healer


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Dr. Catherine Hamlin explains why she has dedicated her life in Ethiopia to treating a devastating childbirth injury.

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The Space Race Today


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Historian Asif Siddiqi discusses the blossoming space programs of China, India, and other comparatively new players.

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How Did the Bird Get His Wings?


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Mark Davis has been tracking the controversial case of the flying dinosaur for almost 20 years.

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The Glorious Parthenon


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Take a trip back to Greece in the fifth century B.C. with art historian Jeffrey Hurwit.

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The Conquest of Cold


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In the U.S., refrigeration played a key role in the rise of cities—and in the final subjugation of native cultures.

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Absolute Hot


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Is there an opposite to absolute zero, the lowest possible temperature?

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Ultracold Atoms


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What is a Bose-Einstein condensate? Physicist Luis Orozco gets into the nitty-gritty of this very, very cold substance.

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The Ape That Teaches


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Why is our ability to teach so critical and so complicated? MIT's Rebecca Saxe explains.

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The Gap Between Humans and Apes


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Recent brain imaging research is offering new insights.

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"Talking" With Kanzi the Bonobo


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What is it like to converse with an ape? A primatologist describes the language she uses to "speak" with a bonobo.

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Jaglavak, Prince of Insects


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A Western visitor describes the ancient alliance the Mofu people of Cameroon have with a roaming red ant.

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Being Queen


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Nature's queens, those pampered matriarchs among the social insects and naked mole rats, have it made. Or do they?

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Bringing Home MIAs


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The U.S. spends over $100 million a year to find, I.D., and bury all American personnel lost since the start of WWII.

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Wernher von Braun€'s Legacy


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How should Wernher von Braun be remembered—as a Nazi engineer or a space visionary?

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Sputnik's Impact on America


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The launch of the beach-ball-sized Russian satellite came as a shock to Americans long accustomed to being number one.

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All About G Forces


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What's behind gravity forces, and how much of them can we take?

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Fit to Go the Distance


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How does regular exercise transform your body and enable even novice runners to finish a marathon?

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Marathon Challenge: Expert Q&A


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Exercise and nutrition scientist Miriam Nelson answers questions about running, avoiding injuries, VO2 max, and more.

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Epigenetic Therapy


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Dr. Jean-Pierre Issa examines the connection between epigenetics, aging, and cancer.

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Metal Fundamentals


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Why defects make metal stronger, how hardness differs from toughness, and other marvels of this elemental substance

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In Defense of Evolution


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Biologist Ken Miller on why ID is a "science stopper," why evolution matters, and more

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NOVA and Intelligent Design


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Paula Apsell explains why and how NOVA took on the contentious issues behind a landmark court case.

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Board vs. Teachers


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Read the Dover School Board's controversial disclaimer on evolution and the memo science teachers wrote in response.

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Defending Intelligent Design


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Phillip Johnson, the father of ID, on the Wedge Strategy, why evolution "comes up short," and more

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A Tale of Two Mice


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In this audio slide show, hear how the epigenome can make identical-twin mice appear so different.

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Traces of the Donner Party


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Archeologist Julie Schablitsky describes what she and colleagues discovered at the Donner family campsite.

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Sleep: Expert Q&A


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Matt Walker of Harvard Medical School answers questions on how sleep impacts our ability to learn.

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CERN: Expert Q&A


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MIT particle physicist Peter Fisher answers questions about the Large Hadron Collider and other subatomic matters.

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Emergence: Expert Q&A


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John Holland of the Santa Fe Institute answers questions about this mysterious phenomenon.

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Julie Schablitsky: Expert Q&A


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Historical archeologist Julie Schablitsky answers questions about her life and work.

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Arlie Petters: Expert Q&A


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Duke University physicist Arlie Petters answers questions about his remarkable life and work.

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Epigenetics: Expert Q&A


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Geneticist Randy Jirtle answers questions about epigenetics and its implications.

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Kryptos: Expert Q&A


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James Sanborn, creator of the Kryptos puzzle, answers questions about making—and breaking—codes.

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Seeing the Big Picture


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In this interview, physicist Arlie Petters reflects on his work, his path as an African-American in science, and more.

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T. Rex Blood?: Expert Q&A


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Paleontologist Mary Schweitzer answers questions about the preservation of soft tissues in ancient fossils.

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The Extinction Enigma


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Who or what killed off Australia's biggest creatures 45,000 years ago?

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Evolution Down Under


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How did Australia come to be marsupial heaven?

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John Smith's Bold Endeavor


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Historian David Silverman describes the clash of cultures between Jamestown's colonists and Pocahontas's people.

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Spineless Smarts


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Animal behaviorist Jean Boal ponders what cephalopods might teach us about our own intellect.

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Julian the Trailblazer


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Percy Julian's example in the mid-20th century inspired dozens of black chemists to realize their dreams.

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Barriers for Black Scientists


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Do racial barriers still exist for African-Americans in science, as they did in chemist Percy Julian's time?

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Aging: Expert Q&A


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Molecular biologist Leonard Guarente answers questions about aging and how science could help increase longevity.

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Bonnie Bassler: Expert Q&A


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Bonnie Bassler answers questions about bacteria, pursuing a career in biology, and more.

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Bacteria Talk


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Microbiologist Bonnie Bassler describes the 600 species of bacteria on your teeth, how they communicate, and more.

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Space Elevator: Expert Q&A


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Physicist Brad Edwards answers questions about the space elevator.

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Maya: Expert Q&A


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Archeologists Bill Saturno and Tom Sever answer questions about the mural, using satellites to find lost sites, and more.

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The Bonobo in All of Us


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Primatologist Frans de Waal on what the "make-love-not-war" primate tells us about ourselves

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My First Balloon Ascent


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The pioneering aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont recalls his initial exhilarating experience among the clouds.

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Mass Extinction: Expert Q&A


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The Smithsonian's Doug Erwin answers questions about the Permian and other mass extinctions.

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Cynthia Breazeal: Expert Q&A


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Cynthia Breazeal answers questions about her life, her sociable robots, and the future of robotics in society.

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1918 Flu: Expert Q&A


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Microbiologist Terrence Tumpey, whose team revived the virus, answers questions about the 1918 flu and its recreation.

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Friendly Robots


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Engineer Cynthia Breazeal talks about some of her favorite non-human companions in this audio slide show.

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The Permian Puzzle


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Paleontologist Doug Erwin offers his take on what caused the Permian extinction.

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Papyrus: Expert Q&A


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Papyrologist Roger Macfarlane answers questions about ancient papyri, high-tech ways to decipher them, and more.

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Galactic Explorer Andrea Ghez


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Astronomer Andrea Ghez recounts how she discovered a supermassive black hole in the Milky Way.

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Tiny Black Holes


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Miniature black holes might be all around us, even passing through Earth.

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Inside the Enigma of Black Holes


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Explore the extreme oddities of black holes in this interview with NASA's Steve Ritz.

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How Risky Is Flying?


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Harvard's David Ropeik explains why judging risk is a risky business.

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Pilot Room For Error


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With airline flight increasingly automated, to what degree can human fallibility still creep in?

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The Final Eight Minutes


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Annotated cockpit recordings reveal how the deadliest aviation disaster in history unfolded on March 27, 1977.

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The Genetic Factor


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Geneticist Sean Carroll looks at the likely underpinnings of the handwalkers' condition.

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How Bipedalism Arose


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Paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson offers his opinion on how we humans first walked upright.

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Surviving a Supereruption


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What could we expect if one of these volcanic megablasts were to occur today?

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Lessons From a Supervolcano


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An epic volcanic eruption offers insights into today's world of air pollution, global warming, and climate change.

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World Trade Center Collapse


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Watch an expert-narrated slide show of the Twin Towers' final minutes.

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Asteroid: Expert Q&A


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NASA's Don Yeomans answers questions about Apophis and the asteroid threat in general.

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Obesity: Expert Q&A


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Rockefeller University's Jeffrey Friedman answers questions about leptin, obesity, and weight-loss research.

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Karl Iagnemma: Expert Q&A


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Karl Iagnemma offers career advice to aspiring scientist/writers, answers questions about writing fiction, and more.

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Island of Stability: Expert Q&A


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Heavy-element guru Ken Moody answers questions about the search for new elements to add to the periodic table.

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The Dual Life of Karl Iagnemma


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A robot-building engineer and fiction writer talks about the creativity and discipline in both of his careers.

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Keeping the Weight Off


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Weight-loss expert Michael Rosenbaum talks about why it's so hard, how the protein leptin may someday help, and more.

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The Contrail Effect


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Are vapor trails from aircraft influencing the climate?

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How to Get an Atmosphere


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Only four planets or moons with solid bodies—Earth, Mars, Venus, and Titan—have substantial atmospheres. Why?

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Life on a Tiny Moon?


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Saturn's water-spewing moon Enceladus may hold clues to life beyond Earth, says astrophysicist Carolyn Porco.

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Cars That Drive Themselves


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Roboticist Sebastian Thrun shares his excitement about real-world applications for autonomous vehicles.

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Opening the Northwest Passage


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Will rapid Arctic melting soon turn the Northwest Passage into a busy shipping route?

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Franklin'€™s Arctic Expedition


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See how the great mystery of Sir John Franklin's lost expedition was solved with the discovery of traces and artifacts.

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Hunting Solar Neutrinos


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Astrophysicist John Bahcall recalls what it felt like to solve one of the great mysteries of particle physics.

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Amber Time Machine


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Trace a bee's journey from its brief life 15 to 20 million years ago down through the ages within fossil resin.

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Bitten By the Bug


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What lies behind fossil-bearing amber's fascination? Hear from one newly minted aficionado.

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America's Bog People


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In a peat pond down the road from Florida's Disney World, archeologists unearth an 8,000-year-old cemetery.

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Missing Tombs of the Pharaohs


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Could another crypt as rich as King Tut's still lie buried in Egypt's fabled Valley of the Kings?

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The Afterlife in Ancient Egypt


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Why was mummification critical to achieve eternal life? Egyptologist Salima Ikram explains.

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How the Egyptians Made Mummies


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How did ancient Egyptians prepare a body for burial? Witness the elaborate process of mummification in this slide show.

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Hotter Oceans, Fiercer Storms


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In this audio slide show, examine the link between rising sea surface temperature and more intense storms.

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10th Planet: Expert Q&A


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Astronomer Michael Brown of Caltech answers questions about the 10th planet.

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Tyler Curiel: Expert Q&A


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Cancer researcher Tyler Curiel answers questions about surviving Katrina and salvaging his life's work.

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Pandemic Flu: Expert Q&A


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Dr. Kanta Subbarao of the National Institutes of Health answers questions about pandemic flu, avian and otherwise.

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The Stem Cell Controversy


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Stem cell scientist George Daley considers the promise and peril of stem cell research in November 2005.

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Ivory-Billed Woodpecker: Q&A


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Ornithologist John Fitzpatrick and biologist Jerome Jackson answer questions about the ivory-billed woodpecker.

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The Man Who Predicted Katrina


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Hurricane expert Ivor van Heerden warned for years that a tragedy like the one brought by Katrina was bound to happen.

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A Complicated Man


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If there's one word to describe Isaac Newton it is "genius," as this interview with historian Jed Buchwald makes clear.

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Newton's Legacy


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Gravity. Laws of motion. Reflecting telescope. Calculus. The list of Sir Isaac's accomplishments goes on...

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Einstein on Newton


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In 1927, 200 years after Newton's death, Albert Einstein wrote a glowing appreciation.

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Newton the Alchemist


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Was Isaac Newton's practice of alchemy deviant in his own time? Historian Bill Newman offers perspective.

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Nazis and the Bomb


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How close was Hitler to developing a nuclear weapon?

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Forecasting Volcanic Eruptions


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How good are we at predicting when an active volcano will next blow its top?

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The Legacy of E = mc2


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What hasn't Einstein's iconic equation touched in our world?

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The Theory Behind the Equation


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Michio Kaku explores the eureka moment when Einstein came up with special relativity, the theory that spawned E = mc2.

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Einstein the Nobody


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Just before his "miracle year" of 1905, the patent clerk's career prospects looked bleak.

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Ancestors of E = mc2


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Meet the visionary scientists whose experiments paved the way for Einstein.

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Dancing With Birds


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Duke neuroscientist and bird brain expert Erich Jarvis explains why he chose a career in science over dance.

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Francis Collins on Making Life


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The head of the Human Genome Project isn't convinced that synthetic creatures are just around the corner.

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Artificial Life: Expert Q&A


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Biochemist David Deamer answers questions about early life on Earth and efforts to make artificial life.

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Lightning: Expert Q&A


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Lightning expert Joe Dwyer of the Florida Institute of Technology answers questions about nature's brightest flashes.

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Erich Jarvis: Expert Q&A


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Duke University's Erich Jarvis answers questions on bird neuroscience and bird song, and he offers some career advice.

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Fish Surgery: Expert Q&A


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Veterinarian Greg Lewbart of North Carolina State University answers questions about fish medicine.

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Dispatch: Hurricane Katrina


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Louisiana-based hurricane expert Ivor Van Heerden shares his agonized response to the disaster he'd long predicted.

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Hurricane Katrina: Expert Q&A


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Research meteorologist Marshall Shepherd answers questions about hurricanes and the ongoing threat to New Orleans.

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Veterinary Medicine for Fish


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Learn how fish are treated for infectious diseases, cancer, buoyancy disorders, and freak accidents.

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How Lightning Works


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It's like a giant spark in the sky, though with a few puzzling differences.

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View From the End of the World


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Producer Peter Doyle offers a sobering account of his visit to the New Orleans region shortly after Hurricane Katrina.

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Megafloods of the Ice Age


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In this interview, find out what colossal glacial floods can tell us about Mars, the nature of science, and more.

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Inside Glacial Lake Missoula


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Find out what this vast Ice Age lake in the Pacific Northwest would have looked like before its catastrophic emptyings.

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Fuel Cells: Expert Q&A


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Eric Miller of the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute answers questions about hydrogen fuel cells, their promise, and more.

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The RNAi Cure?


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Will RNAi, already in human clinical trials, treat a host of diseases, including AIDS, cancer, and Huntington's?

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Mathematical Siblings


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Gregory and David Chudnovsky, who share a lab at the Brooklyn Polytechnic University, discuss the beauty of math.

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Brothers Chudnovsky: Expert Q&A


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Graduate student Tom Morgan answers questions about the Chudnovskys and what it's like to work in their lab.

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RNAi: Expert Q&A


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Researcher Greg Hannon of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory answers questions about RNAi and its medical applications.

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Fastest Glacier: Expert Q&A


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Glaciologists Jay Zwally and Koni Steffen answer questions about the Jakobshavn glacier and glaciers in general.

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How Fuel Cells Work


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You need some hydrogen, some oxygen, a special membrane, a couple of catalysts, and presto—you've got power.

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Working With Nanoshells


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In this interview, nanotechnologist Naomi Halas talks in depth about her work with tiny spheres that hold great promise.

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Frozen Frogs: Expert Q&A


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Miami University researcher Jon Costanzo answers questions about reptile and amphibian cryobiology.

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Stem Cells: Expert Q&A


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In April 2005, Harvard researcher Leonard Zon answered questions about the emerging field of stem cell science.

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Naomi Halas: Expert Q&A


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Rice University's Naomi Halas answers questions about her nanotechnology work and her career in science.

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T. Rex: Expert Q&A


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Paleontologist Richard Kissel of Chicago's Field Museum answers questions about T. rex.

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Cold Cures


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The inner workings of frozen frogs offer insight into the medical uses of extreme cold.

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The Politics of Stem Cells


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In 2005, the legislative landscape of stem cell research was rocky and bewildering, as Kyla Dunn explains.

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Hobbits of Flores: Expert Q&A


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Bert Roberts of Australia's University of Wollongong answers viewer questions about Homo floresiensis.

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An Alternative To Cloning


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Unfertilized egg cells that spontaneously develop into blastocysts offer an approach to stem cell research.

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Jared Diamond on the Hobbit


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The evolutionary biologist explains why the little people shrunk, how they got to Flores, and more.

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Wave of the Future


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What will it take to be ready for the next major tsunami?

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America's First Lady of the Air


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Harriet Quimby was the first woman to fly the English Channel solo—and that's only part of her remarkable story.

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Who Were the Vikings?


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Smithsonian archeologist William Fitzhugh reveals what drove the Vikings on their adventures to distant shores.

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Hurricane Power


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Your average hurricane releases enough energy to power the world 200 times over. Go figure.

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Calling Katrina


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Jonah Lehrer discusses new research into hurricanes that may help explain Katrina's devastating impact.

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An Obsession With Robots


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What drives engineer James McLurkin to create insect-like robots?

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History's Great Escapes


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Relive 10 celebrated getaways, from Elizabethan to modern times.

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Escaping a Nazi Prison Camp


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Of the 76 POWs who broke out of Stalag Luft III, only three made it all the way to freedom.

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Ancient Clovis Cache


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Ten exquisitely crafted stone tools reveal the artistry of America's early flintknappers.

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A Short History of Quarantine


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From Roman times to the present, follow an illustrated time line on the separation of the diseased from the healthy.

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Typhoid Mary: Villain or Victim?


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Public health officials should share the blame for Mary Mallon's behavior, an historian argues.

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Are We Alone in the Universe?


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How common is intelligent life in the cosmos? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Peter Ward take opposite sides of the debate.

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A Conversation With Neil Tyson


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Hear from the host of "Origins" on hot discoveries in origins research, his advice for budding scientists, and more.

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End of the Big Beasts


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Overhunting, climate change, disease, and now a comet. What did kill off the megafauna?

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How Did Life Begin?


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Harvard's Andrew Knoll discusses the deeply mysterious jump long ago from non-living to living.

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Who Needs Galaxies?


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Astronomer Sandra Faber explains how galaxies brew the ingredients for life.

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Does Mars Have Life?


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NASA's Christopher McKay thinks the Red Planet once had living things and maybe, just maybe, still does.

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Transforming Warfare


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Adm. Arthur Cebrowski believes that technology is making modern warfare more "moral" than what it is replacing.

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The Immutable Nature of War


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Can new technology ever alter the chaotic essence of war? Lt. Gen. Paul Van Riper thinks not.

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Unconventional Combat


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Two military experts argue that the U.S. needs more than high technology to prevail in the Iraq War.

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The Global Population Conundrum


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Worldwatch founder Lester Brown marshals sobering figures in this discussion of the likely impact of population growth.

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Population Campaigns


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Compare how three developing nations have tried to slow rapid population growth.

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Weighing China€'s Growth


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In this interview, Ding Yihui of Beijing's National Climate Center warns against unbridled development in his country.

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Bettering Life For Indian Women


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Earning their own income is one of the keys to improving women's status in India, says gender expert Geeta Rao Gupta.

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On Reproductive Health in Africa


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The challenges are many, but Kenyan health expert Pamela Onduso has great hope for the future of Africa's young people.

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The Fate of Easter Island


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Should what happened on one small island in the South Pacific serve as a cautionary tale for the world as a whole?

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The Impact of Aging Populations


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"Old" countries like Japan and Italy could begin to destabilize the global economy, says aging expert Paul Hewitt.

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Tornado Country


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How is it that with nearly 200 nations in the world, just one—the U.S.—gets up to three-quarters of all tornadoes?

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Killer Tornado of 1928


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The remarkable story of 17-year-old Dale Larson and 29 Nebraskan schoolchildren shows how far tornado warning has come.

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Dilemmas of Wartime Medicine


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With their allegiance to both the Hippocratic Oath and military guidelines, how do combat doctors decide whom to treat?

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Making Air Travel Safer


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Horrifying as they are, the worst airline accidents spark the most safety improvements.

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Wireless Black Boxes


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Should airlines transmit flight and cockpit data to ground stations in real time?

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Life's Little Essential


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Everybody knows that water is necessary for life, at least as we know it. But just why exactly?

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The Truth About Dogs


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In this excerpt from his book, Stephen Budiansky explains why he feels dogs have got us exactly where they want us.

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A Potpourri of Pooches


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How come dogs, alone among Earth's species, come in so many shapes and sizes?

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Vanishing Into Thin Air


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Around the world, mountain glaciers are shrinking at accelerating rates. Why should we care?

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Animal Magnetism


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Would a dramatic change in the Earth's magnetic field affect creatures that rely on it during migration?

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The Unlikely Inventors


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The Smithsonian's Tom Crouch explains why the Wright brothers succeeded where so many others failed.

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A Theory of Everything?


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Physicist-author Brian Greene explains why string theory might hold the key to unifying the four forces of nature.

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A Conversation With Brian Greene


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The physicist and best-selling author unravels the mysteries of string theory in this interview.

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Imagining Other Dimensions


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Our brains may not be equipped to picture 10 spatial dimensions, but see if you can get to at least four here.

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How Did the Red Baron Die?


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Conflicting eyewitness accounts have led to many possible theories for the Red Baron's death.

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Inside the Red Baron's Mind


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The autobiography of Manfred von Richthofen, the most feared fighter pilot of World War I, reveals a confident man.

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Contemplating Infinity


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If you're not mathematically inclined, the concept can mess with your mind.

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Working With Infinity


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For mathematicians, using infinity is all in a day's work, says Stanford scholar Reviel Netz in this interview.

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Rosalind Franklin's Legacy


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A biologist spells out why the creator of "Photo 51" should have shared the Nobel with Watson and Crick.

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Before Watson and Crick


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How did scientists discover that DNA was the blueprint of life? Brenda Maddox explains.

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Battling Introduced Wildlife


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Ecologist Daniel Simberloff outlines strategies for combating weed-like species, both present and future.

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The Impact of Invasive Species


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Biologist Alexandre Meinesz explores varying degrees of ecological menace posed by alien invaders.

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Dirty Bomb: Expert Q&A


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Charles Ferguson of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies answers questions about the threat of radioactive bombs.

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Preparing for Nuclear Terrorism


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Former Assistant Secretary of Defense Graham Allison discusses the threat of radiological and nuclear terrorism.

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Krakauer in Antarctica


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Author and mountaineer Jon Krakauer explains the value of being in a place that throws ordinary existence on its head.

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Where Combat Planes Retire


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At an Air Force base in Arizona, thousands of aged fighters and bombers await a call to duty—or to the scrapyard.

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Meet a Test Pilot


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Find out why Navy Commander Philip "Rowdy" Yates works hard to make test flights as boring as possible.

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Other Fish in the Sea


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The coelacanth gets all the attention, but there are other "fossil fish" just as fascinating.

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Saving Venice From the Sea


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John Keahey describes how Venetians are dealing with recurrent floods, a sinking city, and rising sea levels.

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Anatomy of a Volcano


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Explore the parts of a volcano such as Mt. St. Helens and see what causes destruction during a volcanic eruption.

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A Plant With Smarts


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Susan Orlean, author of "The Orchid Thief," muses about the orchid's "clever and unplantlike determination to survive."

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Galileo's Place in Science


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Author Dava Sobel details why Galileo is the father of modern science.

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Inventing Telescopes


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Galileo's refractor and Newton's reflector remain the two standard types of optical telescopes today.

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Galileo's Big Mistake


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How and why the world's first modern scientist got it wrong about the tides

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Journey Into Lechuguilla Cave


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Journalist Michael Ray Taylor describes his overnight excursion hundreds of feet down into this otherworldly cavern.

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The Lives of Extremophiles


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Microbiologist and caver Diana Northup delights in "snottites" and other microbes that live where nothing else can.

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Anatomy of a $100 Bill


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See how currency designers at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing revamped the Franklin to thwart counterfeiters.

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Twin Towers of Innovation


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A host of engineering marvels distinguished the original World Trade Center.

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A Twin Towers' Survivor Story


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Hear one man's extraordinary tale of escape from the South Tower on 9/11.

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Quest for the South Pole


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Follow the tracks of Shackleton, Scott, Amundsen, and Mawson as they attempted to reach the heart of Antarctica.

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Diva of the Devonian


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Paleontologist Jenny Clack describes her discovery, in Greenland, of a key link in the fish–to–land–animal transition.

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Creature Courtship


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Why do males expend such time and energy to find a mate? Because of a little force of nature known as sexual selection.

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False Alarms in the Nuclear Age


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Russia and the U.S. have both come harrowingly close to launching nuclear missiles in response to a perceived attack.

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The Intersex Spectrum


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Physical gender is not always just a matter of XX or XY, girl or boy. Learn about a range of intersex conditions.

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My Life as an Intersexual


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Max Beck, a man who was raised as a woman, talks about his experience as an individual of ambiguous gender.

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Two Sexes Are Not Enough


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Biologist Anne Fausto-Sterling argues that we should recognize the natural range of intersex people.

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The Electric Brain


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What is the nature of consciousness, and how does it arise? Neuroscientist Rodolfo Lliní¡s has some answers.

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"Safer" Cigarettes: A History


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A Wall Street Journal reporter chronicles the checkered pedigree of smokeless and other so-called safer cigarettes.

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Ethics of Manipulating Genes


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Philosopher Philip Kitcher discusses the moral and ethical implications of molecular medicine in this interview.

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Nature vs. Nurture Revisited


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Which dictates our existence, genes or environment? Kevin Davies, author of Cracking the Genome, offers an update.

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The Hippocratic Oath Today


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Read classical and modern versions of the oath and a short article about its controversial nature today.

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One Night in an E.R.


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Join a Friday-night shift behind the swinging doors at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Accidental Discoveries


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Some of medicine's most important treatments, including quinine, insulin, and penicillin, arose through serendipity.

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Ancient Chinese Explorers


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A century before Europeans "discovered" the Indian Ocean, huge Chinese trading ships were sailing as far as Africa.

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Miracle of Rice


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Rice feeds the world. Explore the history and future of this indispensable grain, including its genetic engineering.

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Bear Essentials of Hibernation


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Slumbering black bears hold secrets that may benefit everything from organ preservation to human hibernation.

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Eating Disorders and Minorities


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Many Latina, African-American, and other minority women in the U.S. suffer from anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating.

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Eating Disorders: FAQ


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Get answers to frequently asked questions about anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and other eating disorders.

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One Man's Battle With Anorexia


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Men as well as women can have life-threatening eating disorders, as Thomas Holbrook's story shows.

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Eating Disorders: Getting Help


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See warning signs of anorexia and bulimia and find helpful resources for dealing with eating disorders.

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Sole Survivor of U-869


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U-boat 869 sank with all hands off New Jersey in WWII. How, then, did its radioman survive? Here is his amazing story.

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How Big Is the Universe?


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Cosmologist Brent Tully takes on this big question and discusses some of astronomy's latest developments.

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The Culture of Freshwater Pearls


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The least expensive cultured pearl product today rivals the quality of the most expensive natural pearls ever found.

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Ancient Roman Recipes


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Get a taste for the dishes of ancient Rome, including honeyed wine, boiled eggs with pine nuts, and garum fish sauce.

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The Lost Inca Empire


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Get an overview of the rise and fall of the largest empire to ever rule South America.

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Gigantism & Dwarfism on Islands


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Why do many animal species become either larger or smaller on islands over time?

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Andrew Wiles on Solving Fermat


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Wiles describes his career-long quest to prove Fermat's Last Theorem, the world's most famous mathematical problem.

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Viking Runes Through Time


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Delve into the hoary history of the Norse writing system.

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Secrets of Viking Ships


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How did longships and other vessels help the Norsemen navigate distant waters so successfully?

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China's Age of Invention


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Explore how the Song Dynasty gave rise to printing, paper money, gunpowder, the compass, and other innovations.

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Mysteries of Great Zimbabwe


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Who built sub-Saharan Africa's greatest ancient wonder, and why did they abandon it?

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Tudor Parfitt's Remarkable Quest


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A University of London scholar recounts his long odyssey on behalf of a black African tribe that claims Jewish origins.

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Watering Ancient Rome


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Peter Aicher, author of "Guide to the Aqueducts of Ancient Rome," marvels at the Romans' elegant civil engineering.

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Meet Kennewick Man


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Archeologist Jim Chatters tells how he put a face to Kennewick Man, a 9,000-year-old skeleton found in Washington State.

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Pioneers of Easter Island


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Most scholars agree the first Easter Islanders were Polynesian, but how to explain the sweet potato and Inca-like walls?

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Polynesia's Genius Navigators


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How did the ancient sailors of the South Pacific find their way to Easter Island and other distant specks of land?

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Does Race Exist?


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Anthropologists George Gill and Loring Brace square off on the sensitive subject of whether race exists biologically.

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What Makes Diamond Sparkle?


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Robert Hazen explains the science behind the dazzling dance of light in a diamond.

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A Primer of Gemstones


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From agate to zircon, an illustrated guide to the world's most coveted precious and semi-precious stones

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Diamonds in the Sky


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Meteorites, the outer planets, even interstellar dust—all may possess our favorite sparkling gem.

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Artificial Heart Pioneer


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Surgeon O. H. Frazier describes the historic quest to create a viable artificial heart.

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How the Enigma Works


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Germany's famous message-coding machine Enigma looks roughly like a typewriter but is infinitely more complex.

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Antarctic Survival Stories


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Attacked by a leopard seal, plunging into a crevasse, lost overnight in a raging blizzard—prepare for tales of terror.

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Science in the Courtroom


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A Superior Court justice explains why all judges should take a lab class on the fundamentals of DNA research.

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Carl Sagan Ponders Time Travel


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Is it possible? See what Sagan had to say about wormholes, the grandfather paradox, and the nature of time itself.

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Traveling Through Time


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Futurist Clifford Pickover declares that "time travel is possible." Find out why he is so sure.

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Life in the Abyss


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Pitch darkness, poison gas, pounding pressure, water both frigid and searing—how do hydrothermal vent animals cope?

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Fantastic Creatures


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Trace the discovery of animals once thought mythical, including the okapi, the narwhal, and the elephant bird.

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The Legend of Loch Ness


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The legend of the Loch Ness Monster dates back well over a thousand years. Why has it persisted so long?

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The History of Pearls


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While pearls are now available to the masses, these gems were once the most expensive jewelry in the world.

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Ice Mummies of the Inca


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High-altitude archeologists have discovered children sacrificed to the Inca's mountain gods.

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The Sacrificial Ceremony


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Disturbing archeological discoveries are shedding light on the Inca ritual of human sacrifice known as Capacocha.

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Unquiet Mummies


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Explore the complex issues that arise when a mummy is found—from who owns it to whether it should be put on display.

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The Iceman's Last Meal


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Find out what the Iceman ate before he died, some 5,000 years ago.

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Global Weather Machine


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What are the primary forces behind what we call weather, and how does El Niíño take over the global weather system?

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Secrets of Ancient Navigators


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From following seabirds to watching the stars, early seafarers developed a host of ingenious ways to find their way.

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Impotence: Expert Q&A


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In May of 1998, Dr. Irwin Goldstein responded to audience questions about impotence, covering a wide range of issues.

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Impotence: Causes and Treatments


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Get the facts on erectile dysfunction and reliable information about how to treat it.

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Stonehenge: Expert Q&A


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Archeologist Julian Richards answers both common and unusual questions about England's famous Neolithic site.

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The Extraordinary Lives of Crocs


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A croc expert explores a mouthful of reasons why crocodilians outlasted the dinosaurs and continue to thrive today.

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Mummies 101


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What is a mummy? Get a primer on mummies worldwide—from ancient Egypt to the Incan Andes to the peat bogs of Europe.

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A Short History of Ballooning


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Follow a chronology of manned flight, from the very first flight in 1783 to the first solo Pacific crossing in 1995.

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Bringing Wolves Home


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Ed Bangs of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service describes the complications of reintroducing wolves to Yellowstone.

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Math's Hidden Woman


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A brilliant Frenchwoman named Sophie Germain assumed a man's identity in order to pursue her mathematical passion.

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Relativity and the Cosmos


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Physicist Alan Lightman muses on what many consider Einstein's greatest achievement—general relativity.

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Einstein: Genius Among Geniuses


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To rank with Einstein or that other colossal genius Newton, you have to reinvent the way we see the world.

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Heart Disease Treatments


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What causes heart disease, and what are the options for treatment? Get the basics from noted physician Robert Soufer.

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Pioneers of Heart Surgery


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From World War II to today, a breed of daring and innovative doctors ushered in the modern age of heart surgery.

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The Dinosaurs Were Not Alone


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Explore a colorful cast of animals, plants, and insects that lived alongside the dinosaurs.

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Who Built the Pyramids?


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Egyptologists Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass, in separate interviews, explode myths about just who erected the Pyramids.

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An Unsinkable Ship?


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The Titanic made a mockery of the notion, yet naval engineers have devised key innovations to safeguard modern ships.

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What Triggers Ice Ages?


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Earth's climate naturally fluctuates between warm periods and ice ages. What likely caused the last "big chill"?

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The History of Money


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From barter, cattle, and cowrie shells to modern coins and currency, see how economic exchange has evolved through time.

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Dealing with the Deluge


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The Mississippi, Nile, and Yellow Rivers are prone to disastrous flooding. How have engineers tried to stop it?

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Carl Sagan on Alien Abduction


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In this interview, the renowned astronomer speculates on why belief in alien abduction persists.

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Timing Is Everything


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Developing embryos reveal secrets about both genetics and the odyssey of life on Earth.

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