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Month: January 2017

January 31, 2017 Long-Lasting LSD - Scientists decipher the key to LSD’s staying power.
January 30, 2017 Brilliance Stereotypes - Gender stereotypes about extreme intelligence take hold in the early school years.
January 27, 2017 Crowd-sourcing Better Tomatoes - Researchers turn to panels of taste testers to identify key flavor chemicals lost during the past 100 years of commercial tomato breeding.
January 26, 2017 Germy Fabrics - Objects like blankets and stuffed animals can theoretically spread illnesses, but it’s unlikely.
January 25, 2017 Cooking Spray Calories - How can companies claim that cooking sprays are “fat-free” if the first ingredient is oil?
January 24, 2017 Prehistoric Sea Temperature - Measurements of ocean temperatures from the last interglacial period suggest today’s climate models may be too conservative.
January 23, 2017 Mapping Extinct Brains - Scientists scanned preserved brains of extinct Tasmanian tigers in an attempt to better understand their behavior and life history.
January 20, 2017 Nano Silicon - Scientists strive to keep our spacecraft germ-free.
January 19, 2017 Planetary Hygiene - Scientists strive to keep our spacecraft germ-free.
January 18, 2017 Goal-directed Brain Cells - Bats have specialized neurons that help them navigate towards a target.
January 17, 2017 Monkey Metamemory - Neuroscientists investigate how humans ponder what we’ve learned by studying the brains of monkeys.
January 16, 2017 Killer Mice - Scientists discover a vertebrate brain circuit that triggers hunting, pouncing and biting.
January 13, 2017 Sickness Trackers - Fitness tracking devices could also alert users that they’re getting sick, and provide medical information to doctors.
January 12, 2017 Cancer Mass Spectrometry - Molecular analysis of tissue samples could lead to fast, accurate cancer diagnosis.
January 11, 2017 Bone Batteries - Bone structure inspires the design of a safer lithium ion battery.
January 10, 2017 Hummingbird Vision - Hummingbirds have vision that’s specially tuned to fast movement in every direction.
January 9, 2017 Robotic Medical Implants - Magnets trigger biocompatible robotic gears that deliver drugs safely within the body.
January 6, 2017 Eyelid Twitching - A listener asks: What causes eyelid twitching?
January 5, 2017 Sleepwalking Brains - A listener asks what's going on in the brain when someone is sleepwalking.
January 4, 2017 Bee Stings - A listener asks: Do honeybees really die after they sting you?
January 3, 2017 Insects in Winter - A listener asks: Where do all the insects go in winter?
January 2, 2017 Arctic Camels - Camels seem perfectly suited to life in the desert, but they may have evolved those traits in the high Arctic.
January 1, 2017 Planetary Hygiene - Scientists strive to keep our spacecraft germ-free.