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February 29, 2012

 

a young woman speaking in sign language

I Hear Your Hands

We've talked before about how surprisingly flexible the brain is. Learn about the amazing connection between sign language and the brain.

February 27, 2012

 

a fossil of a Plesiosaur at the Natural History Museum

Plesiosaurs

Is there still such a thing as a plesiosaur? What do we know about them?

February 9, 2011

 

a yellow moth close-up

Insect-Inspired Technology Leads To Improvements In Solar Panels

Using moth eyes as inspiration, a team of scientists in Japan have created a film that could be used on solar cells.

October 11, 2010

 

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How To Grow The Perfect Apples

The Japanese technique of apple growing is the perfect combination of science and art.

January 10, 2008

 

Cockroach Crawling on Floor

As Smart As A Cockroach

We've all heard of Pavlov's dogs, but have you heard of Mizunami's cockroaches?

September 17, 2007

 

Red samurai mask and helmet

Samurai Crabs

900 years ago, legend has it that the surviving members of a losing Japanese army threw themselves into the water, and were turned into crabs.

January 2, 2007

 

Wine bottles on a shelf

How To Pick The Best Wine… Sort Of

Do you enjoy wine, but lack the knowledge of a typical wine connoisseur? Well, for about $20,000, you can have a robot do it for you.

November 21, 2006

 

Apollo astronaut by the US flag planted on the moon

Whose Moon?

Another space race? Probably not, but space programs around the world are making exciting plans for the moon.

September 27, 2003

 

A dark, yellow sky.

It’s Raining Frogs And Fish, Literally!

It may not have occurred in your neck of the woods, but all across the globe people are reporting that small animals are falling from the sky!

September 27, 2003

 

The Deadliest Waves

Ordinary ocean waves are caused by the action of wind, like ripples on a wind-blown pond. Even the impressive surf of the Pacific got its start as wind blowing across the open water. The height of such waves depends on how fast the wind is blowing, and how much open water the wind travels across.

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