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Vinegar eels do the wave

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There are several organisms in the animal kingdom that move with a certain synchronization. Learn more about the wave of the vinegar eels with today's A Moment of Science.

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Lying in a foreign language comes easier

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Do you find it difficult to tell a lie? Research shows telling one in a different language may be easier.

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Even fruit flies have culture

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Fruit flies are very social creatures and even have their own established culture.

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Our ancient relative, Australopithecus sediba

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Find out more about this member of our family tree with today's A Moment of Science!

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The icy lumps that grow beneath the ground

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Learn more about the unique geological formation known as pingos with today's A Moment of Science!

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Surprising Science: How Fungi Can Help Conquer The Final Frontier

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Today's Surprising Science looks at the emerging field of astromycology and how fungi might just hold the key to our space exploration efforts.

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Surprising Science: Bacteria Working As Art Restorers

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Our last Surprising Science took us out of this world to learn more about how scientists determine potentially habitable planets. Today, we’re back on Earth to look at how some of our smallest life forms are impacting the art world.

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The Traveling Lazarus Lizard

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How does introducing a new species impact an environment? The unique case of the Lazarus lizard shows there's more than one possible outcome.

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Surprising Science: Geology In Space

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Scientific breakthroughs can come from some surprising sources. Today's episode of Surprising Science looks at how different branches can create breakthroughs in other fields.

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Surprising Science: How The Film "Frozen" Helped Solve A Cold Case

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Scientific breakthroughs can come from surprising sources. In the second installment of this series, we look at another recent example of this.

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