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March 3, 2015

Stretchy Origami

Engineers develop a rubbery substance that changes shape under the influence of heat or light.

March 2, 2015

Mosquitoes, Mating & Malaria

The mating habits of malarial mosquitoes may help spread the disease.

February 27, 2015

Traumatic Dining Reviews

Analysis of bad restaurant reviews in Yelp reveals that dining can be as much about human interactions as food.

February 26, 2015

Slosh-stopping Foam

Engineers discover what waiters and bartenders have known for centuries: foam keeps drinks from sloshing.

February 25, 2015

Language of Speed Dating

A linguist looks at the dynamics of speed dating.

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Female and male Komodo dragons live vastly different lifestyles. (Adhi Rachdian/Flickr/CC BY-2.0)

This Week's Podcast

February 23, 2015

SURVIVAL (Encore Presentation) - Why female Komodo dragons die young, a whale that sounded like a person, and algae that flee their predators. Also: how the brain's insulation differs between us and chimpanzees, and why that insulation is so important to social development.

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