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Month: October 2017

October 31, 2017 Solar Butterflies - A butterfly’s wings inspires more efficient solar cells.
October 30, 2017 Masked Dinosaur - Remnants of pigments in the fossils of dinosaur feathers provide clues to how they looked and behaved in life.
October 27, 2017 Fever Birth Defects - Controlling fevers during early pregnancy may decrease the likelihood of congenital birth defects.
October 26, 2017 Hybrid Flying Robots - Tiny hybrid robots could conduct rescue missions in the air and sea.
October 25, 2017 Earth Moving Salmon - Can spawning salmon erode mountains?
October 24, 2017 Mongolian Dinosaurs - A Mongolian paleontologist brings poached fossils home.
October 23, 2017 Blue Halos - Blue halos on some flowers attract pollinators like bees.
October 20, 2017 Beak Evolution - More than a century of backyard bird feeding may have lengthened one bird species’ beaks.
October 19, 2017 Science Through Filmmaking - A film project reveals the secret behind sperm locomotion.
October 18, 2017 Mimicking Octopus Skin - The octopus inspires shape-changing materials.
October 17, 2017 Skin Tone Genes - The genetic origins of dark and light skin.
October 16, 2017 Bird Play & Tools - Birds, like humans infants, learn about the world around them through play.
October 13, 2017 Baby Talk - Moms the world over use the same vocal timbre when speaking to babies.
October 12, 2017 Spider Webs - A listener asks: Can spiders get caught in the webs of other spiders?
October 11, 2017 Ocean Wind Power - Oceans could give wind farms an energy boost.
October 10, 2017 Sooty Birds - Soot on museum bird feathers provide an accurate record of air pollution in 19th and 20th century North American industrial cities.
October 9, 2017 Identical Triplets - A listener asks if identical triplets are possible.
October 6, 2017 Drug Prices & Nocebos - Can a drug’s price tag influence its side effects?
October 5, 2017 Origins of RNA - Ephemeral pools of water may have been the cradle of life.
October 4, 2017 Exercise and Depression - A small amount of weekly exercise may help prevent depression.
October 3, 2017 Economics of Climate Change - A new report stresses the need for a practical response to climate change.
October 2, 2017 Pumpkin Toadlet Hearing - Tiny orange frogs called pumpkin toadlets can’t hear their own calls.