Science Update Podcast– Daily Edition

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Each 60-second episode of the daily Science Update Podcast series is a brief yet satisfying story on the latest discoveries in science, technology and medicine, from aardvarks to zygotes, and, every now and then, aardvark zygotes. We also answer your science questions and even say your name on the air (unless you’d really rather we didn’t) and send you a highly collectible Science Update"Smarten Up" mug. The Science Update family of radio shows and podcasts is produced by AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific society. Those who prefer their podcasts weekly should check out the Science Update Podcast– Weekly Edition.
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2018-06-22 04:19
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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
22.06.2018

North American Sea

The enormous sea that once covered North America formed more recently than was thought.
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21.06.2018

Not-So-Busy Bees

Bees take a break from work every night, even when the sun never sets.
NO AUTHOR author
20.06.2018

Disoriented Alzheimer’s

Research into the brain's compass may help diagnose and treat Alzheimer's disease.
NO AUTHOR author
19.06.2018

Stem Cell Umbrellas

Pigmented cells shade blood producing cells from sun damage in the kidneys of fish.
NO AUTHOR author
18.06.2018

Bees Smell Flowers

Flowers produce invisible smell patterns on their surfaces to lure bees in.
NO AUTHOR author
15.06.2018

Night Shift Animals

Many mammals avoid humans by seeking the cover of night.
NO AUTHOR author
14.06.2018

Water from Power Plants

Engineers harvest freshwater from power plants.
NO AUTHOR author
13.06.2018

Sleeping Fur Seals

How fur seals' unusual pattern of REM sleep helps sleep researchers.
NO AUTHOR author
12.06.2018

Minority Opinion Persuasion

How many voices does it take to effect change?
NO AUTHOR author
11.06.2018

Pollution, Fungi, and Trees

Pollution could be short-circuiting a mutualistic relationship between trees and fungi.
NO AUTHOR author
8.06.2018

Bats & Pitcher Plants

The echo of a pitcher plant helps bats find safety and helps the plant get food.
NO AUTHOR author
7.06.2018

Bombardier Beetle Engineering

The secret behind a beetle’s ability to shoot rapid pulses of high temperature toxins.
NO AUTHOR author
6.06.2018

Bacteria-Busting Robot

Researchers design tiny robots to battle antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
NO AUTHOR author
5.06.2018

Low-Impact Eating

A new report details the impacts of foods and how they're produced.
NO AUTHOR author
4.06.2018

Biohybrid Robot

Merging living muscle with synthetic bones.
NO AUTHOR author
1.06.2018

Ingestible Medical Sensors

A capsule combines engineered bacteria and microchips to monitor the GI tract.
NO AUTHOR author
31.05.2018

Crops and Climate Change

High levels of CO2 may reduce levels of crop nutrients.
NO AUTHOR author
30.05.2018

Baby Translator

A new app helps parents interpret the meaning of their babies' cries.
NO AUTHOR author
29.05.2018

Green-Blooded Lizards

Some lizards thrive despite a toxic pigment that turns their blood green.
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28.05.2018

Chimpanzee Nest Microbes

Are ape beds cleaner than ours?
NO AUTHOR author
25.05.2018

Brain Gaming

A video game helps neuroscientists discover new types of brain cells.
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24.05.2018

Wet Plastic

Why do some things dry in the dishwasher while others stay stubbornly wet?
NO AUTHOR author
23.05.2018

Malaria Odor

Distinctive odor compounds may help doctors find out who is infected with malaria.
NO AUTHOR author
22.05.2018

Our Insect-Eating Ancestors

What did our mammalian ancestors eat during the age of the dinosaurs? The answer might bug you.
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21.05.2018

Sea Snail Memory Transfer

What if you could have someone else’s memories?
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18.05.2018

Mountain Legacy Project

Scientists are using the science of computer vision to document climate change in the Rocky Mountains.
NO AUTHOR author
17.05.2018

Cuckoo Bees

The surprising behavior and diversity of bees.
NO AUTHOR author
16.05.2018

Mental Microbes

Growing up on a farm could help protect people from certain disorders.
NO AUTHOR author
15.05.2018

Shrimp-Inspired Navigation

The mantis shrimp’s ability to see circular polarized light inspires an underwater GPS system.
NO AUTHOR author
14.05.2018

Grey Hair & Immune System

A new study suggests that turning grey could be related to the immune system.
NO AUTHOR author
11.05.2018

Dolphins at Play

Dolphins’ seemingly adorable antics may not actually be all fun and games to them.
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10.05.2018

Babies Listen to Babies

Babies prefer the sound of other babies to their own parents’ vocalizations.
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9.05.2018

Athletic Overtraining

Athletes sometimes train so hard they stymie their own progress.
NO AUTHOR author
8.05.2018

Preventing Hearing Loss

Researchers are working to limit the hearing damage caused by loud noise.
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7.05.2018

Whale Hearing

Some whales hear with their entire skulls.
NO AUTHOR author
4.05.2018

Wind Temperature

Moving air feels colder than still air, but what does the thermometer say?
NO AUTHOR author
3.05.2018

Lab on a Chip

A palm-sized digital device could help track populations' risk for measles and other infectious diseases.
NO AUTHOR author
2.05.2018

Starbucks Culture

Customers at Starbucks in China show behavioral traits of their agrarian past.
NO AUTHOR author
1.05.2018

Prehistoric Sloth Hunting

Footprints reveal an encounter between human hunters and the now extinct giant ground sloth.
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30.04.2018

Tracking Pain in the Brain

Researchers make a map of the brain cells that transmit pain.
NO AUTHOR author
27.04.2018

Tired Walking

Preventing falls among the elderly is a matter of mental energy.
NO AUTHOR author
26.04.2018

Earth Genome

Scientists set out to sequence the genome of every species on Earth.
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25.04.2018

Greener Biofuels

For biofuel makers, the new tax law makes lowering CO2 emissions profitable.
NO AUTHOR author
24.04.2018

Hummingbird Tail Feathers

A male hummingbird makes sounds with his tail feathers to attract females.
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23.04.2018

Shrinking Mammals

Human activity has led to mammal size reductions.
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20.04.2018

Camping Improves Sleep

More time spent outdoors resets circadian rhythms to help us get a full night’s sleep.
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19.04.2018

Neanderthal Dental Plaque

Dental plaque from ancient Neanderthals reveals that they used herbal remedies.
NO AUTHOR author
18.04.2018

Atomic Tweezers

Optical tweezers let scientists combine single atoms into molecules.
NO AUTHOR author
17.04.2018

Language Genetics

Genes may influence the ability to tell certain consonants apart and may play a role in the evolution of languages.
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16.04.2018

The Brain on Time

The brain chemical dopamine may regulate our perception of how fast time passes.
NO AUTHOR author
13.04.2018

Sizing Up Dogs II

A listener asks whether it's true that large dogs don't live as long as small dogs.
NO AUTHOR author
12.04.2018

Oil Boom Earthquakes

Did early 20th century oil wells in southern California trigger major earthquakes?
NO AUTHOR author
11.04.2018

Baseball on the Moon

Could a well-thrown baseball sail from the moon’s surface into orbit?
NO AUTHOR author
10.04.2018

Butterfly-Inspired Surgery Camera

A camera based on the complex eye of the morpho butterfly could improve cancer surgeries.
NO AUTHOR author
9.04.2018

Bowhead Whale Songs

The songs of Arctic bowhead whales are constantly changing.
NO AUTHOR author
6.04.2018

Ocean Plastic to Energy

Technology for turning plastic trash into energy could keep the garbage out of the ocean.
NO AUTHOR author
5.04.2018

Space Smells

A listener wants to know if space has smells.
NO AUTHOR author
4.04.2018

Designer DNA

Bits of DNA may prevent neurons from producing a disease-causing protein.
NO AUTHOR author
3.04.2018

Ocean Microfibers

Tiny fibers from our washing machines could harm marine life.
NO AUTHOR author
2.04.2018

Race Car Conflict

Researchers learn about aggression and conflict by watching Formula One races.
NO AUTHOR author
30.03.2018

Easy Exercise

Short bouts of exercise can add up to big health benefits.
NO AUTHOR author
29.03.2018

Tooth Sensor

Researchers develop a tiny electronic biosensor to monitor mouth chemistry.
NO AUTHOR author
28.03.2018

Earwig Origami

Engineers are learning new folding tricks by studying earwig wings.
NO AUTHOR author
27.03.2018

Cavefish Blood Sugar

Blind cavefish have a genetic mutation that gives them high blood sugar, yet they suffer no ill effects.
NO AUTHOR author
26.03.2018

Listening to Seizures

Scientists have developed a method for listening in on the brain to detect “silent” seizures.
NO AUTHOR author
23.03.2018

Ghost Fishing

Researchers use sonar to locate lost fishing gear that harms sealife.
NO AUTHOR author
22.03.2018

Healthier Smoke

A new filter keeps carcinogens out of smoked foods.
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21.03.2018

Fire Water

Wildfires are making it harder for water treatment facilities to meet drinking water standards.
NO AUTHOR author
20.03.2018

Venomous Mammal

Scientists decode the genome of a rare, primitive mammal with a venomous bite.
NO AUTHOR author
16.03.2018

Infant Logic

Infants use an early form of deductive reasoning.
NO AUTHOR author
15.03.2018

Wasabi vs. Chili Peppers

A listener asks: Why does wasabi's kick disappear so quickly while the heat of chili peppers can last much longer?
NO AUTHOR author
14.03.2018

Spying on Cells

A new technology may spot malfunctioning cells before they lead to disease.
NO AUTHOR author
13.03.2018

Roving Bacteria

Gut bacteria can escape into other tissues and cause serious illnesses.
NO AUTHOR author
12.03.2018

Clean Fish Learn Better

Reef fish make better decisions when smaller fish keep them clean.
NO AUTHOR author
9.03.2018

Spreading False News

Why false news spreads faster than the truth on social media.
NO AUTHOR author
8.03.2018

Decoding Fireflies

A listener asks: What are fireflies saying with their flashes?
NO AUTHOR author
7.03.2018

Rewarding Thoughts

Neuroscientists observe how dopamine reinforces new learning.
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6.03.2018

Rock Water

Earth's bedrock helps many forests survive drought.
NO AUTHOR author
5.03.2018

Star Wars Robots

How realistic are Star Wars’ lovable droids?
NO AUTHOR author
2.03.2018

Dino Tracks

A slab of rock reveals what appears to be traces of a dinosaur dance party.
NO AUTHOR author
1.03.2018

Alaska’s Springtime Solar

Alaska’s peak solar producing months are in the spring, rather than the summer.
NO AUTHOR author
28.02.2018

Loopy DNA

How a protein keeps DNA neat, tidy, and ready to replicate.
NO AUTHOR author
27.02.2018

Neanderthal Art

Sophisticated cave art in Spain may be the work of Neanderthals.
NO AUTHOR author
26.02.2018

Sea Urchin Hideaways

Sea urchins carve out their own homes in the rock with their teeth.
NO AUTHOR author
23.02.2018

Age Defying Bats

Age-defying bats are providing clues into the prevention of diseases of old age.
NO AUTHOR author
22.02.2018

UV Extinction

A new theory into a cataclysmic die-off.
NO AUTHOR author
21.02.2018

SuperAgers

Researchers are learning about aging from people over 80 who haven’t experienced cognitive decline.
NO AUTHOR author
20.02.2018

Pigeon Bioindicators

Pigeons serve as indicators of lead levels in city neighborhoods.
NO AUTHOR author
19.02.2018

Laser Archaeology

Airborne lasers are unveiling ancient Central American civilizations.
NO AUTHOR author
18.02.2018

SuperAgers

Researchers are learning about aging from people over 80 who haven’t experienced cognitive decline.
NO AUTHOR author
17.02.2018

Pigeon Bioindicators

Pigeons serve as indicators of lead levels in city neighborhoods.
NO AUTHOR author
16.02.2018

Gut Microbiome

Gut bacteria are key players in everything from arthritis to depression.
NO AUTHOR author
15.02.2018

Low Light Learning

How dim lighting can reduce our ability to learn.
NO AUTHOR author
14.02.2018

Shark Skin Inspiration

Structures in shark skin could inspire improved aerodynamics in drones and wind turbines.
NO AUTHOR author
13.02.2018

Indoor Air

Scientists are only starting to understand the complex chemistry of our indoor spaces.
NO AUTHOR author
12.02.2018

3D Mantis Vision

Praying mantises have a unique 3D visual system.
NO AUTHOR author
9.02.2018

Universal Music

Some basic features of songs may be nearly universal.
NO AUTHOR author
8.02.2018

Lost & Found Spacecraft

An amateur radio operator tracks down a lost spacecraft.
NO AUTHOR author
7.02.2018

Outdoor Brains

What can taking research outdoors tell us about the brain?
NO AUTHOR author
6.02.2018

Moving Muscles

A little dopamine at the right moment is all muscles need to get moving.
NO AUTHOR author
5.02.2018

Friendship on the Brain

Close friends show similar brain patterns.
NO AUTHOR author
2.02.2018

Anti-Tripping Circuit

Scientists discover a brain circuit that keeps us upright after stumbling.
NO AUTHOR author
1.02.2018

E-Cigarette Toxicity

New evidence of toxicity with e-cigarette use.
NO AUTHOR author
31.01.2018

Energy Saving Homebodies

As Americans spend more time at home, overall energy use is dropping.
NO AUTHOR author
30.01.2018

Modifying Mammal Movement

How do humans alter mammal movements across the landscape?
NO AUTHOR author
29.01.2018

Coral Reef Plastic

Plastic garbage triggers disease in coral reefs.
NO AUTHOR author
26.01.2018

Arthropods Among Us

Researchers attempt to inventory all of the insects and other creepy crawlies in people’s homes for the first time.
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25.01.2018

Pachyderms get the Point

Elephants, unlike mammals much more similar to us, seem to instinctively understand pointing gestures.
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24.01.2018

Why Are Plants Green?

The dominance of green chlorophyll on Earth may have come after a more purple period.
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23.01.2018

Robot Drum Arm

A robotic third arm helps drummers execute previously impossible percussion patterns.
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22.01.2018

Parents, Kids & Math

An educational app helps parents with math anxiety help their kids excel in the subject.
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19.01.2018

Soil Bacteria Atlas

A global atlas of soil bacteria could help with soil management efforts around the world.
NO AUTHOR author
18.01.2018

Living Cells

You probably have heard that hair is made up of dead cells. But are living cells really "alive"?
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17.01.2018

Wisdom Teeth

Why do we get wisdom teeth if they often don’t even fit in our jaws?
NO AUTHOR author
16.01.2018

Cleaner Air

Declining organic aerosols are good for human health.
NO AUTHOR author
15.01.2018

Bacterial Sonar

Using ultrasound to see deep within with the mammalian gut with genetically engineered bacteria.
NO AUTHOR author
12.01.2018

Ringing Ear Relief

A new therapy could provide relief for people with severe tinnitus, or ringing in the ears.
NO AUTHOR author
11.01.2018

Seismic Array

An array of seismographs provides an unprecedented look at the earth beneath the United States.
NO AUTHOR author
10.01.2018

Robot Muscles

Engineers create animal-inspired muscles for robots.
NO AUTHOR author
9.01.2018

Anti-Poaching Rhino DNA

Matching poached rhino horns to the scene of the crime using DNA to nab wildlife traffickers.
NO AUTHOR author
8.01.2018

Bonobo Bad Guys

One of our closest relatives, the bonobos, may have very different attitudes toward altruistic behavior in others.
NO AUTHOR author
5.01.2018

Caffeine Withdrawal Headaches

A listener asks: Why do I get a headache if I go without coffee?
NO AUTHOR author
4.01.2018

Viral Infection Detection

A new test for viral infections promises cheaper and faster results.
NO AUTHOR author
3.01.2018

Halitosis Gene

Researchers sniff out a halitosis gene.
NO AUTHOR author
2.01.2018

Robotic Dancing Birds

Robotic birds help reveal which aspects of a pair’s coordinated song and dance are most important to an avian audience.
NO AUTHOR author
1.01.2018

Alaskan Power Microgrids

Alaska leads the way to a more independent and renewable energy supply.
NO AUTHOR author
29.12.2017

Plants of the Americas

A comprehensive inventory maps the plants of the Americas.
NO AUTHOR author
28.12.2017

Deafness Gene Therapy

Targeted gene therapy may lead to a treatment for progressive deafness.
NO AUTHOR author
27.12.2017

No Bite Mosquitoes

Understanding the genes behind mosquitoes’ biting behavior.
NO AUTHOR author
26.12.2017

Robot Movement

Learning about how the human body moves from anatomically accurate humanoid robots.
NO AUTHOR author
25.12.2017

Hibernation Adaptation

Some rodents have an impaired ability to sense the cold, allowing them to hibernate in winter.
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22.12.2017

Holiday Pet Threats

The holidays may pose a surprising danger for your pet.
NO AUTHOR author
21.12.2017

College Racial Health Gap

A college education can leave some students with a health debt.
NO AUTHOR author
20.12.2017

Drone Forensics

Using drones to prosecute decades-old war crimes in Guatemala.
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19.12.2017

Yogurt Fuel

The byproducts of Greek yogurt could be turned into jet fuel.
NO AUTHOR author
18.12.2017

Right Ear Advantage

The right ear listens and comprehends slightly better than the left.
NO AUTHOR author
15.12.2017

Cold Noses

A listener asks: Why does your nose run when it’s cold outside?
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14.12.2017

Pollution and Teen Behavior

Fine soot particles may contribute to juvenile delinquency.
NO AUTHOR author
13.12.2017

Dolphin Click Algorithms

Machine learning algorithms like those used by social media companies can classify dolphin echolocation clicks.
NO AUTHOR author
12.12.2017

Pterosaur Eggs

A new fossil find in China sheds light on how pterosaurs reproduced.
NO AUTHOR author
11.12.2017

No Cut Gene Editing

A new form of gene therapy could correct genetic disorders with less risk.
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8.12.2017

Narwhal Great Escape

These mysterious single-tusked denizens of the Arctic have a paradoxical response to danger.
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7.12.2017

24-Hour Colds

Why you sometimes feel a cold coming on, only to have the symptoms disappear the very next day.
NO AUTHOR author
6.12.2017

Space Music

Turning the Voyager spacecraft particle detector into a musical instrument.
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5.12.2017

Nano-Distilling Seawater

Turning saltwater to drinking water with sunlight.
NO AUTHOR author
4.12.2017

Nucleic Acid Dipstick

Scientists develop a device that can purify genetic material from any organism right in the field.
NO AUTHOR author
1.12.2017

Snow White

A listener asks: What makes snow white?
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30.11.2017

Vision Video Games

Could action video games help older people’s vision?
NO AUTHOR author
29.11.2017

Greener Diapers

A cornstarch based absorbent could lead to greener diapers.
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28.11.2017

3D Printed Rocket Engines

Engineers are using 3D printers to build rocket engines.
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27.11.2017

JunoCam Imagery

Amateur scientists and artists process the latest images of Jupiter.
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24.11.2017

Home Lab Test

A portable device lets pregnant women perform some lab tests at home, and analyze the results with a cell phone.
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23.11.2017

Fertilizer Blocker

A soil additive keeps fertilizer on the farm and out of waterways.
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22.11.2017

Orangutan Curiosity

Orangutans living in captivity are much more curious than their wild counterparts.
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21.11.2017

Body Clock Healing

Time of day, along with our internal body clock, could affect how fast our wounds heal.
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20.11.2017

Non-Killer Bees

Africanized “killer” honeybees in Central and South America are known for their bellicose nature. But not in Puerto Rico.
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17.11.2017

Universal Gravity Reduction

Is the expanding Universe weakening our gravity?
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16.11.2017

Linguistic Blood Test

Our word choice may reveal our stress level and even blood chemistry.
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15.11.2017

Sheep Face Recognition

Sheep can recognize human faces.
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14.11.2017

Human Size Evolution

Our ancestors and their extinct relatives grew in height and weight at different times.
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13.11.2017

Impact of Small Media

Small media has an out-sized influence on public discourse.
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10.11.2017

Car Noise App

Mobile phones may soon be able to listen for car trouble.
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9.11.2017

Gateway Drug Biology

Use of legal drugs may make use of illegal ones more likely to lead to addiction.
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8.11.2017

Magnetic Memory Fabric

Magnetic fabric could let your clothes store data.
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7.11.2017

Male Mammoths

Mammoths that left remains in Siberia were overwhelmingly male. Scientists want to know why.
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6.11.2017

Bat Vocal Learning

Fruit bats learn their calls from the crowd of bats around them.
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3.11.2017

Conscious Machine

What would it take to make a conscious machine?
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2.11.2017

Geese vs. Hunters

Geese are holing up in the big city during the winter to avoid hunters.
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31.10.2017

Solar Butterflies

A butterfly’s wings inspires more efficient solar cells.
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30.10.2017

Masked Dinosaur

Remnants of pigments in the fossils of dinosaur feathers provide clues to how they looked and behaved in life.
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27.10.2017

Fever Birth Defects

Controlling fevers during early pregnancy may decrease the likelihood of congenital birth defects.
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26.10.2017

Hybrid Flying Robots

Tiny hybrid robots could conduct rescue missions in the air and sea.
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25.10.2017

Earth Moving Salmon

Can spawning salmon erode mountains?
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24.10.2017

Mongolian Dinosaurs

A Mongolian paleontologist brings poached fossils home.
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23.10.2017

Blue Halos

Blue halos on some flowers attract pollinators like bees.
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20.10.2017

Beak Evolution

More than a century of backyard bird feeding may have lengthened one bird species’ beaks.
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19.10.2017

Science Through Filmmaking

A film project reveals the secret behind sperm locomotion.
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18.10.2017

Mimicking Octopus Skin

The octopus inspires shape-changing materials.
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17.10.2017

Skin Tone Genes

The genetic origins of dark and light skin.
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16.10.2017

Bird Play & Tools

Birds, like humans infants, learn about the world around them through play.
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13.10.2017

Baby Talk

Moms the world over use the same vocal timbre when speaking to babies.
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12.10.2017

Spider Webs

A listener asks: Can spiders get caught in the webs of other spiders?
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11.10.2017

Ocean Wind Power

Oceans could give wind farms an energy boost.
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10.10.2017

Sooty Birds

Soot on museum bird feathers provide an accurate record of air pollution in 19th and 20th century North American industrial cities.
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9.10.2017

Identical Triplets

A listener asks if identical triplets are possible.
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6.10.2017

Drug Prices & Nocebos

Can a drug’s price tag influence its side effects?
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5.10.2017

Origins of RNA

Ephemeral pools of water may have been the cradle of life.
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4.10.2017

Exercise and Depression

A small amount of weekly exercise may help prevent depression.
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3.10.2017

Economics of Climate Change

A new report stresses the need for a practical response to climate change.
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2.10.2017

Pumpkin Toadlet Hearing

Tiny orange frogs called pumpkin toadlets can’t hear their own calls.
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29.09.2017

Tsunami Rafts

Japan’s 2011 tsunami carried hundreds of tiny species to the west coast of the United States by on manmade plastic objects.
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28.09.2017

Soy & Mussel Adhesives

A researcher develops a shellfish-inspired glue, made with soybeans.
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27.09.2017

Sleeping Jellyfish

Snoozing jellyfish help scientists understand the origins of sleep.
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26.09.2017

Restoring the California Condor

Reducing lead ammo may restore California condors.
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25.09.2017

Infant Persistence

Babies persist when they see adults persist.
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22.09.2017

Poison Frogs

Why don’t poison frogs poison themselves?
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21.09.2017

Bash the Bug

Citizen scientists help search for the best treatments for tuberculosis.
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20.09.2017

Sizing Up Extinction

Being the “right-size” helps protect species from extinction.
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19.09.2017

Butterfly Wing Patterns

Butterfly wings help reveal the genetics underlying coloration patterns.
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18.09.2017

Old Fish

Many populations of fish are losing their biggest, oldest members.
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15.09.2017

DNA Cargo Robots

DNA robots move and sort nanoscale-sized payloads.
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14.09.2017

Dream Navigating

Researchers are puzzling out the brain’s GPS system.
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13.09.2017

Plant Hormones

Our gut microbes may respond to hormones in the plants we eat.
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12.09.2017

Worldwide Renewables

How practical is a worldwide switch to 100% renewable energy?
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11.09.2017

Bats vs. Buildings

Scientists discover why bats fly into tall buildings.
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8.09.2017

Social Health

Social well-being could be important to our long-term health.
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7.09.2017

Environmental DNA Collection

Conducting a census of species using environmental DNA.
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6.09.2017

Seafloor Biodiversity

Unexpected biodiversity on the seafloor may play a big role in marine food webs.
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5.09.2017

Mosquito Sweet Tooth

A sweet tooth may be mosquitoes’ Achilles’ heel.
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4.09.2017

Human Echolocation Sounds

How do some blind people use echolocation to get around?
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1.09.2017

Leaf Size Limits

What limits the maximum size of a plant’s leaves?
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31.08.2017

Ant Jaws

To catch fast prey, a type of ant has high-speed, spring-loaded jaws.
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30.08.2017

Slow Motion Bias

Slow motion videos of violent encounters bias our interpretation of the events.
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29.08.2017

Yarn Electricity

A stretchy fiber could spin motion into electricity.
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28.08.2017

Humans & Honeyguides

African honeyhunters use a special call to get birds to lead them to the location of hives full of nutritious honey.
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25.08.2017

Bleating Animals

Animals use bleats to communicate more effectively.
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24.08.2017

Trojan Cow

An unlikely host delivers a lethal punch to malarial mosquitoes.
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23.08.2017

Space Plastic

Astronauts’ replacement tools could come from an unconventional source.
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22.08.2017

Worms, Microbes and Healthspan

Gut microbes may turn broccoli chemicals into age-defying compounds.
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21.08.2017

National Mall Turf

What lurks beneath the grass of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.?
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18.08.2017

Running Rat Memory

Exercise helps young rats build long-lasting brain capacity.
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17.08.2017

Self-Healing Robots

Engineers have designed soft robots that can heal themselves from damage.
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16.08.2017

Toxic Beauty Products

Beauty products may lead to health problems in some populations.
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15.08.2017

Knee Osteoarthritis Origins

Old skeletons provide new insights into the causes of osteoarthritis.
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14.08.2017

Lizard Blue

What you wear could affect the behavior of wild animals.
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11.08.2017

Familiar Faces

Scientists identify two brain regions important for familiar face recognition.
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10.08.2017

Longevity & Activity Perception

Researchers are testing a drug that strengthens the heart without exercise.
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9.08.2017

Heart-Building Protein

Researchers are testing a drug that strengthens the heart without exercise.
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8.08.2017

Guide Dog Success

Does over-parenting short-circuit the careers of potential guide dogs?
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7.08.2017

Neighborly Asteroid

A fast-approaching asteroid will help space scientists practice their tracking skills.
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4.08.2017

Social Mouse Aggression

A social upbringing can offset the activity of a mouse’s attack circuit.
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3.08.2017

Water Bear DNA

Studying tardigrades’ DNA to learn what makes them so tough.
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2.08.2017

Bored Animals

An animal welfare researcher calls the study of the biological basis of boredom in animals.
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1.08.2017

Elephant Seal Calls

Elephant seals recognize each other by rhythm and pitch of their calls.
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31.07.2017

Wet Adhesives

Scientists design an adhesive that works in wet conditions based on slug slime.
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28.07.2017

Buying Time

Can purchasing time-saving services make us happier?
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27.07.2017

Dams & Fish

Documenting the decline and return of Northeastern US fish migrations.
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26.07.2017

Arizona Monsoons

Climate change is making Arizona’s monsoons more severe.
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25.07.2017

Viral Armor

Scientists learn new tricks from a heat-loving virus.
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24.07.2017

Whale Diet & Genetics

A genetic difference between the two types of whales that could partially explain why some became so gigantic.
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21.07.2017

Salt & Sour Taste Receptors

Identifying receptors for salty and sour tastes could have a positive impact on health.
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20.07.2017

Gut Microbes & Longevity

Microbes living in our gut may influence how long we live.
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19.07.2017

Amphibian ARC

Scientists build a rescue “ark” to protect endangered frogs.
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18.07.2017

Photosynthetic Heart

Photosynthetic bacteria may keep heart tissue oxygenated after a heart attack.
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17.07.2017

Raven Planning

Ravens, like some great apes, plan ahead.
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14.07.2017

Fanged Furball

Paleontologists have discovered a tiny mammal from the age of the dinosaurs that sported tusks.
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13.07.2017

Artificial Dye Safety

Some people argue that food dyes are harmful to human health, but do decades of safety research back up these allegations?
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12.07.2017

Fighting Fungi

Scientists may learn how to deal with fungal disease by fighting a frog pandemic.
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11.07.2017

Blind Echolocation

Blind people who can echolocate use their brain’s visual center to do so.
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10.07.2017

Mosquito-Killing Fungi

Scorpion and spider genes boost a fungi’s mosquito-killing ability.
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7.07.2017

Neonics and Bees

New evidence that neonicotinoid pesticides are hurting bees.
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6.07.2017

Running Injury Acoustics

Scientists are measuring the acoustic properties of the shockwaves produced as our feet strike the ground as we run, helping to explain why so many runners get injured.
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5.07.2017

Chimpanzee Strength

Human muscle is adapted for endurance, rather than ape-like strength.
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4.07.2017

Roman Concrete

Ancient Roman concrete became stronger with exposure to seawater and time.
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3.07.2017

Drumming Cockatoos

Researchers discover that cockatoos use sticks and seed pods to drum out rhythms on tree limbs.
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30.06.2017

Stem Cell Colon Tissue

Lab mice with human colon tissue could help researchers fight colon cancer.
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29.06.2017

Affirming Essays

Brief, self-affirming writing exercises can help minority students excel in school.
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28.06.2017

Taste Cell Regeneration

Research into how taste cells regenerate could help cancer patients and the elderly enjoy food again.
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27.06.2017

Solar-Powered Paint

Building paint that harvests hydrogen from the air could provide abundant clean energy.
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26.06.2017

Egg Shape

An exhaustive analysis of birds and their eggs may explain why eggs vary in shape.
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23.06.2017

Car Charging On-The-Go

Wireless charging of moving objects could let electric cars cut the cord.
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22.06.2017

Exploration Telepresence

Tomorrow’s space pioneers will be very different from the explorers of yesterday.
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21.06.2017

Harlequin Frog Release

Researchers release endangered Harlequin frogs back into the Panamanian rainforest.
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20.06.2017

Wildebeest Windfall

Unlucky wildebeests play a big role in African river ecology.
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19.06.2017

Noisy Fish

The loud noises made by spawning croakers could help fisheries manage their sensitive populations in Mexican waters.
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16.06.2017

Science Comics

Communicating about science through comics.
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15.06.2017

Bionic Fertilizer

Scientists combine chemistry and biology to make fertilizer out of air and water.
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14.06.2017

Chemical-Stopping Fabrics

A fabric that renders nerve gas harmless.
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13.06.2017

Prenatal Face Preference

New research suggests that not just newborns, but fetuses, too, preferentially favor the human face.
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12.06.2017

Prehistoric Mushroom

Paleontologists find the world’s oldest mushroom fossil.
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9.06.2017

Chronic Pain Receptors

Stopping pain may require getting pain meds inside nerve cells.
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8.06.2017

Early Autism Algorithm

Can brain studies predict autism in babies?
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7.06.2017

Compression Tights

Do elastic compression tights improve running performance?
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6.06.2017

Undersea Methane Craters

Massive undersea craters in the Arctic were formed by methane eruptions.
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5.06.2017

Fair-Minded Ravens

Ravens, like humans, remember who has treated them fairly.
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2.06.2017

Flightless Genes

Researchers identify genetic factors that grounded a species of birds whose relatives all can fly.
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1.06.2017

Methane Fuel Cells

A deep sea microbe helps engineers convert methane to electricity.
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31.05.2017

Snakes In A Cave

Snakes cooperate to snag bats on the wing.
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30.05.2017

Audio Sheets

Thin, flexible transducers could lead to newspapers that can hear and talk.
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29.05.2017

Giant Whale Evolution

A changing climate three million years ago drove whales to evolve to the giant size they are today.
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26.05.2017

Binge-Eating Brain Cells

Activating neurons in the subthalamus region of the brain caused mice to binge eat.
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25.05.2017

Hospital Microbiome Project

What happens to the microbes people bring to a hospital after it first opens?
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24.05.2017

Saving Salt Marshes

Saving endangered salt marshes.
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23.05.2017

Choosy Bees

Rather than gather any pollen in the vicinity, bumblebees carefully select it based on their nutritional requirements.
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22.05.2017

Marine Debris Tracker

A smartphone app allows citizen scientists to track litter that makes its way into our waterways.
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19.05.2017

Climate& Sea Spray

The variable chemistry of sea spray has a big effect on global climate.
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18.05.2017

Cooling Beaver Dams

Beaver dams could protect trout populations from the effects of climate change.
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17.05.2017

Human Smell

New research debunks myths about human’s inferior sense of smell.
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16.05.2017

Fish Leaders

Some fish are leaders and some are followers, especially when there are predators are around.
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15.05.2017

Hardy Ancient Microbes

What helped certain kinds of bacteria survive through the ages and eventually thrive in hospitals?
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12.05.2017

Beauty& Thinking

Does enjoying beauty require thought?
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11.05.2017

Human Noise in the Wilderness

Human-produced noise is adding significantly to the ambience in national parks.
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10.05.2017

Seizure Patterns

Why do particular black and white patterns trigger seizures?
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9.05.2017

Beta-Blocking Sunscreen

A common blood pressure drug could prevent skin cancer.
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8.05.2017

Albatross Satellites

High-resolution space satellites monitor threatened albatross populations in remote areas of the world.
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5.05.2017

Oxytocin, Opioids& Sociability

A drug used to treat drug addiction offers clues into the brain chemistry behind autism.
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4.05.2017

Reading Infant Pain

Scientists measure babies’ pain via their brains.
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3.05.2017

Plasma-Producing Paper

Engineers turn paper into a high-tech microbe zapper.
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2.05.2017

Water from Air

Water for the world’s most arid regions could come right out of the air.
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1.05.2017

Human DNA in Sediment

Scientists develop a new technique for finding ancient DNA in rock sediments.
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28.04.2017

3D Printed Buildings

Giant robotic 3D printers can rapidly construct whole buildings, and could build moon bases, remote research stations, and more.
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27.04.2017

Synthetic Mucus

Why are scientists trying to replicate mucus in the lab?
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26.04.2017

The Amino Acids of Life

How did the proteins forming life on earth come to be formed from just twenty of the the many possible amino acids available?
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25.04.2017

Dinosaur Proteins

Ancient dinosaur proteins could reveal how the Mesozoic creatures dealt with high carbon dioxide levels.
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24.04.2017

Star Nosed Moles

What star-nosed moles reveal about the specialized mammalian brain.
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21.04.2017

Oxygen-Deprived Mole-rats

An odd-looking little mammal uses a trick from the plant kingdom to survive without oxygen.
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20.04.2017

Rapid Infection Detection

Scientists adapt a genetic engineering tool to the task of quickly diagnosing infections.
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19.04.2017

Complex Cholesterol

Researchers are using good cholesterol, or HDL, as a window into inflammation and disease.
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18.04.2017

Peak Randomness

Mathematically random behavior in humans peaks at the quarter-century mark.
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17.04.2017

Biased Artificial Intelligence

Computer scientists discover bias in artificial intelligence programs.
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14.04.2017

Nutrient Dust

Distant dust helps bring vital nutrients to mountain ecosystems.
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13.04.2017

Night Owl Genes

Some night owls may have a mutation that lengthens their circadian clock.
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12.04.2017

Memorable Smells

How does our brain associate certain smells with vivid memories?
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11.04.2017

Salty Lakes

Road salt is slowly turning many northern lakes and streams salty.
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10.04.2017

Long-Lasting Sunscreen

It’s annoying to have to reapply sunscreens throughout the day, and researchers are working on longer-lasting versions.
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7.04.2017

Shocking Eel Strategies

Electric eels use a series of elaborate electrical discharges to get their prey to come out of hiding.
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6.04.2017

Historical Smell Mismatch

The mismatch between the smells in the environment we evolved in and the one we live in today could impact our health.
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5.04.2017

Contact Lens Biosensor

Monitoring blood sugar and testing for cancer bio-markers with a contact lens.
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4.04.2017

Telomeres& Heart Disease

Medical researchers make strides in fighting a widespread heart condition.
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3.04.2017

Mobile Plastic Fuel

Mobile power reactors could turn plastic garbage into gasoline and diesel fuel.
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31.03.2017

Venomous Guppies

A little fish fends off attack with a heroin-like toxin.
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30.03.2017

Cryo-Recycling

Icy temperatures may be the key to recycling unwanted technology.
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29.03.2017

Antibiotics vs. Bees

Antibiotics used to treat foulbrood in honeybee hives could be contributing to the decline of honeybee populations.
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28.03.2017

African Renewable Energy

Partnerships can help African nations develop sustainable energy grids.
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27.03.2017

Crowdsourcing Artificial Intelligence

The U.S. Navy asks computer gamers to help brainstorm the challenge posed by super-intelligent machines.
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24.03.2017

Age Reversal

A peptide infusion has restored youthful vigor to elderly lab mice.
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23.03.2017

Methane Sniffers

Google’s fleet of Street View cars is helping sniff out gas leaks.
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22.03.2017

Importance of Smell

Losing the sense of smell can have unexpected consequences.
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21.03.2017

Contagious Parrot Laughter

Rare New Zealand parrots start playing spontaneously when they hear certain calls.
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20.03.2017

Full Body PET Scanner

A full-body PET scanner could help medical researchers understand how different body systems interact.
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17.03.2017

Robotic Microsurgery

Precise, minimally invasive robotic surgery could improve outcomes for cochlear implant patients.
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16.03.2017

Eradicating Rabies

Vaccinating dogs against rabies protects humans and wildlife, too.
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15.03.2017

Cooling Sheets

Cooling sheets could provide air conditioning without requiring energy.
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14.03.2017

Cell Health& Exercise

Bursts of high intensity aerobics revive aging cells.
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13.03.2017

Neanderthal Dental Plaque

Dental plaque from ancient Neanderthals reveals that they used herbal remedies.
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10.03.2017

Avian Athletes

Scientists are learning from birds’ amazing metabolisms to help human athletes perform better on the ground.
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9.03.2017

Mountain High

Have you ever been to a high altitude and found yourself gasping for breath? One listener asked why that happens.
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8.03.2017

Ancient Egyptian Prosthetics

Artificial toes from ancient Egypt may have been functional prosthetics.
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7.03.2017

Saliva Communication

How sensors in the mouth help orchestrate digestion and metabolism.
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6.03.2017

The Mpemba Effect

A strange phenomenon of freezing water has baffled scientists for decades.
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3.03.2017

Heatwaves& Pollution

Heatwaves and poor air quality go hand and hand.
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2.03.2017

Memory Over Time

Learning how the brain links memories created days, months or years apart.
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1.03.2017

Seagrass Fights Disease

Underwater seagrass meadows combat disease.
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28.02.2017

Neuroscience of Viral News

What makes a news story go viral?
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28.02.2017

Bee Ball

Scientists teach bees how to move a tiny ball to test their cognitive abilities.
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24.02.2017

Hawkmoth Flight

Insects called hawkmoths eat enormous amounts of sugar, but they don’t use it all for energy.
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