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April 24, 2014

Everest Diabetes Study

Bloodwork from climbers of Mount Everest supports theories about oxygen and Type II diabetes.

April 23, 2014

Clean Air Act Success

Samples from Greenland's ice cores suggest that the U.S. Clean Air Act has helped curtail acid rain.

April 22, 2014

Pepper Origins

Researchers trace the origins of pepper domestication to central Mexico.

April 21, 2014

Autism Videos

Home videos could be a tool for lowering the age of autism diagnosis.

April 18, 2014

Baja Spiders

Scientists discover new insects and spiders on an expedition to a little-known area of Baja, California.

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A giant wombat-like creature called Diprotodon optatum once roamed Austalia but was driven to extinction by hunters around 40,000 years ago. Killing off this and other large herbivores transformed the vegetation and led to a period of wildfires. (Peter Murray/Science/AAAS)

This Week's Podcast

March 31, 2014

EVOLUTION & EXTINCTION - (Encore Presentation) What really happened to Australia's missing megafauna, how carnivores lost their sweet tooth, why lovelorn fruit flies resort to alcohol, strategic miscarriages in monkeys, and a new frog species is discovered in plain sight.

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