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Which Is Greater, The Number Of Sand Grains On Earth Or Stars In The Sky?

Here’s an old, old, question, but this time with a surprise twist. The question is — and I bet you […]

Teachers’ Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform

In my Morning Edition story today, I look at expectations — specifically, how teacher expectations can affect the performance of […]

Love To Hate Cilantro? It’s In Your Genes And Maybe, In Your Head

There’s no question that cilantro is a polarizing herb. Some of us heap it onto salsas and soups with gusto […]

A Little Patience, A Lot Of Salt Are Keys To A Lost Pickle Recipe

Here’s a new mantra you might consider adding to your list of daily kitchen chants: “It takes patience to perpetuate […]

‘Astonishing’ Arctic Ice Melt Sets New Record

Arctic sea ice has melted dramatically this summer, smashing the previous record. The Arctic has warmed dramatically compared with the […]

New Center Trains Detection Dogs To Save Lives

A detection dog-training center opens Tuesday, on the anniversary of Sept. 11, at the University of Pennsylvania so scientists can […]

The Miracle Of The Levitating Slinky

I should say right off, this is no miracle. The Slinky I’m going to show you does what all Slinkys […]

A Berry So Shiny, It’s Irresistible (And Inedible)

That fake fruit in the wooden bowls that hotels love to decorate their lobbies with never looks quite right. No, […]

Vaccine For Dengue Fever Shows A Glimmer Of Hope

It’s human nature to hope for positive results after spending months or even years conducting a research study. In well-designed […]

When Heat Kills: Global Warming As Public Health Threat

The current poster child for global warming is a polar bear, sitting on a melting iceberg. Some health officials argue […]

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