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Month: January 2018

January 31, 2018 Energy Saving Homebodies - As Americans spend more time at home, overall energy use is dropping.
January 30, 2018 Modifying Mammal Movement - How do humans alter mammal movements across the landscape?
January 29, 2018 Coral Reef Plastic - Plastic garbage triggers disease in coral reefs.
January 26, 2018 Arthropods Among Us - Researchers attempt to inventory all of the insects and other creepy crawlies in people’s homes for the first time.
January 25, 2018 Pachyderms get the Point - Elephants, unlike mammals much more similar to us, seem to instinctively understand pointing gestures.
January 24, 2018 Why Are Plants Green? - The dominance of green chlorophyll on Earth may have come after a more purple period.
January 23, 2018 Robot Drum Arm - A robotic third arm helps drummers execute previously impossible percussion patterns.
January 22, 2018 Parents, Kids & Math - An educational app helps parents with math anxiety help their kids excel in the subject.
January 19, 2018 Soil Bacteria Atlas - A global atlas of soil bacteria could help with soil management efforts around the world.
January 18, 2018 Living Cells - You probably have heard that hair is made up of dead cells. But are living cells really "alive"?
January 17, 2018 Wisdom Teeth - Why do we get wisdom teeth if they often don’t even fit in our jaws?
January 16, 2018 Cleaner Air - Declining organic aerosols are good for human health.
January 15, 2018 Bacterial Sonar - Using ultrasound to see deep within with the mammalian gut with genetically engineered bacteria.
January 12, 2018 Ringing Ear Relief - A new therapy could provide relief for people with severe tinnitus, or ringing in the ears.
January 11, 2018 Seismic Array - An array of seismographs provides an unprecedented look at the earth beneath the United States.
January 10, 2018 Robot Muscles - Engineers create animal-inspired muscles for robots.
January 9, 2018 Anti-Poaching Rhino DNA - Matching poached rhino horns to the scene of the crime using DNA to nab wildlife traffickers.
January 8, 2018 Bonobo Bad Guys - One of our closest relatives, the bonobos, may have very different attitudes toward altruistic behavior in others.
January 5, 2018 Caffeine Withdrawal Headaches - A listener asks: Why do I get a headache if I go without coffee?
January 4, 2018 Viral Infection Detection - A new test for viral infections promises cheaper and faster results.
January 3, 2018 Halitosis Gene - Researchers sniff out a halitosis gene.
January 2, 2018 Robotic Dancing Birds - Robotic birds help reveal which aspects of a pair’s coordinated song and dance are most important to an avian audience.
January 1, 2018 Alaskan Power Microgrids - Alaska leads the way to a more independent and renewable energy supply.