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Recognizing Distant Relatives

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May 4, 2016

 

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Becoming More Feminine

Over the course of human civilization, men have evolved more feminine traits.

May 3, 2016

 

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Motional Induction 2

The ocean generates its own magnetic field, which peaks everty 12.5 hours along with the rising tides.

May 2, 2016

 

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Motional Induction

Sea currents create electric currents through a process called motional induction.

April 29, 2016

 

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Think Like a Penguin

Small behavioral differences can create space for peaceful cohabitation.

April 28, 2016

 

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A Pain in the Ear

Kids are more susceptible to earaches because their middle ear—not fully developed—are more likely to clog up with fluid.

April 27, 2016

 

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Autokinetic Effect

Eye movements can cause you to mistakenly perceive isolated objects as moving.

April 26, 2016

 

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What Dads Eat May Affect Their Offspring

Diet can change the DNA of males, who then pass on certain traits to their offspring.

April 25, 2016

 

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Driving a Cockroach

Scientists have discovered how to control cockroaches' movements by stimulating different brain regions with electrodes.

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Wild Science: Poison Ivy

Poison ivy can quickly turn your relaxing nature hike into a painfully itchy affair! Learn more about this toxic plant and how to steer clear of its path.

 

Wild Science: American Crow

Crows are uncommonly intelligent. On this episode of Wild Science, we visit Wildcare Inc. to see all of what these brainy birds can do!

 

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Dog Mouth Vs. Human Mouth

Some people believe that a dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's. While this may be true, which mouth is more dangerous to people?

 

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The Trick Inside A Trick Candle

No sooner are they blown out, then they re-light and can be blown out again. How can a candle light itself?

 

a man looks into a microwave

Exploding Water

Heating water in the microwave seems quick and easy, but you may be taking a dangerous risk.

 

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Make Your Own Compass

Learn this old sailing trick and find your way back to shore!

 

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The Floating Needle

Here's a neat experiment you can try at home!

 

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Getting It Backwards

Why are letters reversed in a mirror? Try this experiment with pen and paper.

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