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Month: June 2016

June 30, 2016 Noisy Leaks - Listening to subterranean municipal plumbing to track down wasteful water leaks.
June 29, 2016 Choosy Bees - Rather than gather any pollen in the vicinity, bumblebees carefully select it based on their nutritional requirements.
June 28, 2016 Aging Monkeys - How do other primates’ social lives change as they age?
June 27, 2016 Better Shampoo Bottles - Materials scientists develop a way to easily remove excess shampoo, conditioner, and laundry detergent from plastic bottles.
June 24, 2016 Gluten-Free Foods - Gluten-free diets are all the rage, but only a small percentage of the population is truly sensitive to the wheat protein.
June 23, 2016 Birds, Litter, & Novelty - How do crows and other birds calculate the risks and benefits of human-dominated urban environments?
June 22, 2016 Hospital Noise - Hospitals are noisy environments, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
June 21, 2016 Manta Ray Homebodies - Oceanic manta rays don’t migrate long distances like other large sea creatures.
June 20, 2016 Snake Evolution - Some unrelated snake species have evolved major similarities even though they live halfway around the world from each other.
June 17, 2016 Tree Longevity - A listener asks why some trees live for thousands of years.
June 16, 2016 Glowing Slime - Glowing blue slime from the sea could be useful in biomedical research.
June 15, 2016 Poisoned Pollen - The wide variety of pollen bees consume exposes them to a harmful pesticides.
June 14, 2016 Monopoly, Status, & Food - Our perception of our social status, even during a brief board game, may be powerful enough to affect our food choices.
June 13, 2016 Synthetic Estrogen - A form of estrogen that doesn’t promote cell division may make hormone replaement therapy a safer option for post-menopausal women.
June 10, 2016 Googling Chicken Pox - Internet search engines can help predict disease outbreaks.
June 9, 2016 Giraffe Genome - Scientists have sequenced the genome of the giraffe, looking for key differences in their DNA that allows them to tower above all other animals.
June 8, 2016 Mars Tsunamis - Ancient seismic sea waves on Mars left a lasting record, and insights into how life could have evolved on other planets.
June 7, 2016 Highly Charged Eels - Acrobatic electric eels go to great lengths to repel threats.
June 6, 2016 Dog Genome - Today’s dogs may have arisen from two different wolf populations, on opposite sides of Eurasia.
June 3, 2016 Ant Payola - A Central American tree indirectly pays its ant security system with sweet syrup.
June 2, 2016 Caterpillar Engineers - Caterpillars build tiny “houses” that shelter other creatures as well.
June 1, 2016 Scanning for Consciousness - A brain scanning technique could help determine levels of awareness experienced by patients in comas.