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January 11, 2012


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Is My Brain Static Or Constantly Changing?

Scientists used to think that for all its complexity, the brain was pretty static. But... is this true today?

December 5, 2011


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Painted Turtles Have A Natural Antifreeze

Although painted turtles don't have much else in common with automobiles, their wintertime coping strategies include antifreeze, too.

September 28, 2011


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When You Eat An Egg Are You Eating A Baby Chick?

Were the eggs we buy in the supermarket once embryos?

September 6, 2011


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How Do Vines Twist And Turn?

How does the vine know to twine, and in what direction?

May 18, 2011


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When Antibiotics Don’t Work…

New strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are appearing faster than scientists can discover new antibiotics.

April 26, 2011


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How Antibiotic-producing Bacteria Avoid Suicide

The antibiotics help those microorganisms survive by attacking other bacteria competing for the same food supply... but how do they protect themselves?

April 6, 2011


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Why Do I Sometimes See Tiny Moving Dots?

Those tiny dots are actually blood cells moving in the retina of your eye.

March 16, 2011


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How Do Antibiotics Know Where To Target?

Our bodies are also made up of living cells, the antibiotics have to distinguish between the cells in our bodies and the cells of the bacteria.

December 22, 2010


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Making Stem Cells From A Wise Part Of The Body: Wisdom Teeth

Scientists may soon be able to use wisdom teeth to create stem cells.

October 10, 2010



Early Cancer Detection with a Cheek Swab

Researchers are developing a new way to detect cancer using a simple cheek swab.

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