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Remembering the past, as a baby

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What's your earliest memory?

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Why are sunrises faster than sunsets?

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It takes much less time for the sun to light up the sky at dawn than it does for all the light to disappear after the sun sets at dusk.

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The temperature of ice on a hot day

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If you drink a glass of ice water on a hot day, what temperature is the ice?

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Do brains differ with biology?

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There are some biological differences between the sexes, but do they extend to the brain?

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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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