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April 18, 2018 Atomic Tweezers - Optical tweezers let scientists combine single atoms into molecules.
April 17, 2018 Language Genetics - Genes may influence the ability to tell certain consonants apart and may play a role in the evolution of languages.
April 16, 2018 The Brain on Time - The brain chemical dopamine may regulate our perception of how fast time passes.
April 12, 2018 Oil Boom Earthquakes - Did early 20th century oil wells in southern California trigger major earthquakes?
April 11, 2018 Baseball on the Moon - Could a well-thrown baseball sail from the moon’s surface into orbit?
April 10, 2018 Butterfly-Inspired Surgery Camera - A camera based on the complex eye of the morpho butterfly could improve cancer surgeries.
April 9, 2018 Bowhead Whale Songs - The songs of Arctic bowhead whales are constantly changing.
April 6, 2018 Ocean Plastic to Energy - Technology for turning plastic trash into energy could keep the garbage out of the ocean.
April 5, 2018 Space Smells - A listener wants to know if space has smells.
April 4, 2018 Designer DNA - Bits of DNA may prevent neurons from producing a disease-causing protein.
April 3, 2018 Ocean Microfibers - Tiny fibers from our washing machines could harm marine life.
April 2, 2018 Race Car Conflict - Researchers learn about aggression and conflict by watching Formula One races.
March 30, 2018 Easy Exercise - Short bouts of exercise can add up to big health benefits.
March 29, 2018 Tooth Sensor - Researchers develop a tiny electronic biosensor to monitor mouth chemistry.
March 28, 2018 Earwig Origami - Engineers are learning new folding tricks by studying earwig wings.
March 27, 2018 Cavefish Blood Sugar - Blind cavefish have a genetic mutation that gives them high blood sugar, yet they suffer no ill effects.
March 26, 2018 Listening to Seizures - Scientists have developed a method for listening in on the brain to detect “silent” seizures.
March 23, 2018 Ghost Fishing - Researchers use sonar to locate lost fishing gear that harms sealife.
March 22, 2018 Healthier Smoke - A new filter keeps carcinogens out of smoked foods.
March 21, 2018 Fire Water - Wildfires are making it harder for water treatment facilities to meet drinking water standards.
March 20, 2018 Venomous Mammal - Scientists decode the genome of a rare, primitive mammal with a venomous bite.
March 19, 2018 Ocean Trash Hotspots - Scientists tally up the burden of plastic trash on U.S. coastlines.
March 13, 2018 Roving Bacteria - Gut bacteria can escape into other tissues and cause serious illnesses.
March 12, 2018 Clean Fish Learn Better - Reef fish make better decisions when smaller fish keep them clean.
March 9, 2018 Spreading False News - Why false news spreads faster than the truth on social media.
March 7, 2018 Rewarding Thoughts - Neuroscientists observe how dopamine reinforces new learning.
March 6, 2018 Rock Water - Earth's bedrock helps many forests survive drought.
March 5, 2018 Star Wars Robots - How realistic are Star Wars’ lovable droids?
March 2, 2018 Dino Tracks - A slab of rock reveals what appears to be traces of a dinosaur dance party.
March 1, 2018 Alaska’s Springtime Solar - Alaska’s peak solar producing months are in the spring, rather than the summer.
February 28, 2018 Loopy DNA - How a protein keeps DNA neat, tidy, and ready to replicate.
February 27, 2018 Neanderthal Art - Sophisticated cave art in Spain may be the work of Neanderthals.
February 26, 2018 Sea Urchin Hideaways - Sea urchins carve out their own homes in the rock with their teeth.
February 23, 2018 Age Defying Bats - Age-defying bats are providing clues into the prevention of diseases of old age.
February 22, 2018 UV Extinction - A new theory into a cataclysmic die-off.
February 21, 2018 SuperAgers - Researchers are learning about aging from people over 80 who haven’t experienced cognitive decline.
February 20, 2018 Pigeon Bioindicators - Pigeons serve as indicators of lead levels in city neighborhoods.
February 19, 2018 Laser Archaeology - Airborne lasers are unveiling ancient Central American civilizations.
February 18, 2018 SuperAgers - Researchers are learning about aging from people over 80 who haven’t experienced cognitive decline.
February 17, 2018 Pigeon Bioindicators - Pigeons serve as indicators of lead levels in city neighborhoods.
February 16, 2018 Gut Microbiome - Gut bacteria are key players in everything from arthritis to depression.
February 15, 2018 Low Light Learning - How dim lighting can reduce our ability to learn.
February 14, 2018 Shark Skin Inspiration - Structures in shark skin could inspire improved aerodynamics in drones and wind turbines.
February 13, 2018 Indoor Air - Scientists are only starting to understand the complex chemistry of our indoor spaces.
February 12, 2018 3D Mantis Vision - Praying mantises have a unique 3D visual system.
February 9, 2018 Universal Music - Some basic features of songs may be nearly universal.
February 8, 2018 Lost & Found Spacecraft - An amateur radio operator tracks down a lost spacecraft.
February 7, 2018 Outdoor Brains - What can taking research outdoors tell us about the brain?
February 6, 2018 Moving Muscles - A little dopamine at the right moment is all muscles need to get moving.
February 5, 2018 Friendship on the Brain - Close friends show similar brain patterns.