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Trust comes with old age

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The older we get, the more trusting we tend to become.

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Flies that eat spiders

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"Come inside my web," said the spider to the fly...

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Mitchell's Satyr: On the brink of extinction

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The rare butterfly Mitchell's Satyr used to be found all over the Midwest.

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What makes blue ice?

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Blue ice is relatively rare to see, so how does this formation get made?

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The strange life of a pyrosome

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Pyrosomes might seem like a creature from science fiction, but they really exist. Learn all about them 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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