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August 2, 2016

 

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Living Past 100

Wouldn't you like to live past 100 years old? Science has helped improve our lifespan over the last century, but what about the future?

February 29, 2012

 

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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

 

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Plesiosaurs

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

February 9, 2011

 

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

 

How To Grow The Perfect Apples

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

January 10, 2008

 

As Smart As A Cockroach

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

September 17, 2007

 

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

 

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

 

Whose Moon?

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

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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