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Month: December 2016

December 30, 2016 Sizing Up Dogs II - A listener asks whether it's true that large dogs don't live as long as small dogs.
December 29, 2016 Sizing Up Dogs I - A listener asks whether large dogs are more intelligent than small dogs.
December 28, 2016 Sled Dog Endurance - Champions of endurance, sled dogs can run for over a thousand miles without fatigue.
December 27, 2016 Plant Drug Factories - Stressing out plant cells can coax them into revealing medically-useful chemistry.
December 26, 2016 Trillions of Insects - No other creatures match insects when it comes to sheer numbers of migrating animals.
December 23, 2016 Reindeer Clocks - Most mammals have internal clocks that regulate their daily cycles, but not reindeer.
December 22, 2016 Reindeer Vision - Reindeer can detect ultraviolet light, which may help them survive dark Arctic winters.
December 21, 2016 The Sociable Brain - Do social butterflies and wallflowers have different brain structures?
December 20, 2016 Deep Diamonds - The world’s biggest diamonds are helping scientists uncover the secrets of earth’s deep mantle.
December 19, 2016 Coconut Rhinoceros Beetles - In a race against time, scientists attempt to stop an insect invader by using its own sounds.
December 16, 2016 Cold Noses - A listener asks: Why does your nose run when it’s cold outside?
December 15, 2016 Designer Cement - What microscopic crystalline shapes yield the strongest, most durable cement?
December 14, 2016 Carbon Monoxide Antidote - Researchers develop the first fast-acting antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning.
December 13, 2016 Pollution-Tolerant Fish - The Atlantic killifish has evolved the ability to survive in toxic waters.
December 12, 2016 The Brain on Time - The brain chemical dopamine may regulate our perception of how fast time passes.
December 9, 2016 Sitting Close to the TV - A Science Update listener asks if sitting too close to the television can hurt your eyes.
December 8, 2016 Physics of Tomorrow - In a special issue of Physics Today, scientists speculate about the physics of the 22nd century.
December 7, 2016 Binge Drinking Teens - Could teenage binge drinking have effects on the next generation, even if they’re never exposed to alcohol?
December 6, 2016 Supercharged Carbon Fixing - Scientists demonstrate a new process for harvesting and utilizing carbon dioxide.
December 5, 2016 Artificial Dog Nose - Researchers reverse engineer one of nature’s greatest sniffers.
December 2, 2016 Fruit Flies & Beer - Beer owes its distinctive aroma to fruit flies.
December 1, 2016 24-Hour Colds - Why you sometimes feel a cold coming on, only to have the symptoms disappear the very next day.