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Before Your Favorite Teacher Dies

Before Your Favorite Teacher Dies

01.20.2015
Maybe not everyone had a Mr. Jaeger to open their minds to wonders they never knew existed, and to find gifts in their head, stamina in...
Controversial New Study Links Circumcision, Autism

Controversial New Study Links Circumcision, Autism

David Freeman  01.20.2015
A controversial new study from Denmark shows a link between circumcision and autism, although experts differ sharply over what to make...
Scientists Offer Cool New Theory About Zebra Stripes

Scientists Offer Cool New Theory About Zebra Stripes

Jacqueline Howard  01.15.2015
How did zebras get their stripes? It's hard to get a black-and-white answer. Some scientists say the stripes are a form of camouflage...
Lab-Grown Muscle Hailed As Medical Breakthrough

Lab-Grown Muscle Hailed As Medical Breakthrough

Macrina Cooper-White  01.15.2015
In what's being hailed as a medical first, researchers at Duke University announced this week that they had bioengineered human skeletal...
Former Astronaut Shares What It Is Like Living on Earth After Returning From Space

Former Astronaut Shares What It Is Like Living on Earth After Returning From Space

01.14.2015
I took off my helmet and it felt like I was holding the anchor of the U.S.S. Nimitz in my hand. Oh great, I thought, how am I ever going...
Scientists Are Buzzing About This Photo

Scientists Are Buzzing About This Photo

Jacqueline Howard  01.14.2015
Biologists are buzzing about a dramatic new photo showing what's being called "the first record of a thresher shark giving birth." Published...
What Playful Animals Can Teach Us About The Biology Of Fun

What Playful Animals Can Teach Us About The Biology Of Fun

Carolyn Gregoire  01. 9.2015
Play and fun, though seemingly purposeless, are fundamental aspects of the human experience. It wouldn't be a stretch to say that we're...
The Little Question That Fueled Actor's Big Push For Plain-Spoken Science

The Little Question That Fueled Actor's Big Push For Plain-Spoken Science

David Freeman  01. 9.2015
Alan Alda became famous for his film and television roles, including Hawkeye Pierce in the long-running TV series M*A*S*H*. In recent years,...
There's A Reason This Lonely Bird Has Such Freaky Feathers

There's A Reason This Lonely Bird Has Such Freaky Feathers

David Freeman  12.30.2014
You don't have to be an ornithologist to know that red northern cardinals are male and brownish-gray ones are female. But what about...
A Year Nearly Donne: Reflections on the Family of Man

A Year Nearly Donne: Reflections on the Family of Man

12.24.2014
Can we even really imagine a world at peace? Can we even imagine seeing one another past the primitive veil of xenophobia, and perceiving...
'Sparks' Really Do Fly When Egg And Sperm Hook Up

'Sparks' Really Do Fly When Egg And Sperm Hook Up

Macrina Cooper-White  12.17.2014
Talk about fireworks in the bedroom. When a sperm cell fuses with an egg, it triggers the sudden release of zinc atoms from the egg's...
Here's Why Birds Don't Have Teeth

Here's Why Birds Don't Have Teeth

Jacqueline Howard  12.16.2014
What ever happened to birds' teeth? Ever since a fossil of the ancient bird Archaeopteryx was discovered in 1861, scientists have known...
Think You Alone Control Your Body? This Video Will Set You Straight

Think You Alone Control Your Body? This Video Will Set You Straight

Jacqueline Howard  12.11.2014
When you think of yourself, you probably think of a single individual. In reality, you're a collection of human cells plus the community...

Why Are Bees Disappearing?

12.11.2014
There is no one chemical to ban or one company to censure or one critter to eradicate. Instead, CCD is the product of several factors whose...