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Month: November 2016

November 30, 2016 Similar Snowflakes - A listener asks: Why do snowflakes appear so similar to each other?
November 29, 2016 Micro Biobots - Swimming biobots combine living cells with nanomaterials.
November 28, 2016 Star Distance - Astronomers calculate the distance to the furthest stars by comparing them to stars they know.
November 25, 2016 Microgrippers - Tiny, untethered microgrippers could track down and retrieve hard-to-reach tissue samples.
November 24, 2016 Pricey WIne - The price of a wine arbitrarily influences how pleasurable it is to drink.
November 23, 2016 Deafness & Brain Structure - The brain architecture for processing sound is the same in deaf people as in hearing people.
November 22, 2016 Gifted & Overlooked - New research shows that gifted and talented programs overlook qualified black and Hispanic kids.
November 21, 2016 Musician’s Dystonia - Neuroscientists are looking for the roots of musician’s dystonia, a condition similar to writer’s cramp.
November 18, 2016 Older Minds - The poorly focused mind may hold advantages in some kinds of problem-solving.
November 17, 2016 Robotic Motivation - A human-powered robotic exoskeleton could help stroke patients stay motivated during rehab.
November 16, 2016 Hurricanes & Heart Attacks - Did Hurricane Katrina increase heart attacks in New Orleans?
November 15, 2016 Stressed Spleen - What does the spleen have to do with anxiety?
November 14, 2016 Supermoon - A rare supermoon lights up the sky tonight.
November 11, 2016 The Ticklish Brain - Researchers find that tickled rats display complex emotional responses similar to those of children.
November 10, 2016 Genome Analysis - Scientists strive to mine meaningful information out of an avalanche of genetic data.
November 9, 2016 Transdermal Drug Delivery - Cold plasma may open up the skin to no-needle drug delivery.
November 8, 2016 Ivory Forensics - Chemical analysis of poached ivory reveals that elephant slaughter is massive and recent.
November 7, 2016 Oil Boom Earthquakes - Did early 20th century oil wells in southern California trigger major earthquakes?
November 4, 2016 Smoking Gene Mutations - Researchers discover that the DNA mutations by which smoking causes cancer are more complicated than previously thought.
November 3, 2016 Airborne Swifts - Small birds called common swifts remain airborne for months at a time.
November 2, 2016 Referee Vision - A referee’s success depends on knowing what to focus on, and what to ignore.
November 1, 2016 Scary Monsters - A listener wonders why we fear irrational things when there are plenty of real threats out there.