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Putting Fear In Your Ears: What Makes Music Sound Scary

DUH-duh…DUH-duh…DUH-duh! Like those ominous bars of music signaling the approaching shark in Jaws, some of the most recognizable film scores […]

Summer Science: The Perfectly Toasted Marshmallow

It’s the epic quest of campers everywhere: How do you get the perfectly toasted marshmallow? In our inaugural installment of […]

What Animals Can Teach Humans About Healing

When Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz was asked to treat an exotic little monkey with heart failure at the Los Angeles Zoo, […]

Thaw At Brain Bank Deals Setback To Autism Research

The details sound like something out of a bad science-fiction movie. A freezer storing human brains for research went on […]

Is Japanese Dock A Noah’s Ark Or A Trojan Horse?

A bizarre event has drawn scientists to a beach in Oregon — a floating concrete dock from Japan has washed […]

What Happens When Ideas Have Sex?

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Where Ideas Come From. Watch Matt Ridley’s full Talk — When Ideas […]

How Do Introverts Share Ideas?

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Where Ideas Come From. In a culture where being social and outgoing […]

Is The ‘Eureka’ Moment A Myth?

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Where Ideas Come From. Watch Steven Johnson’s full Talk — Where Good […]

‘Eliminate Dengue’ Team Has A Deep (Lab) Bench

Second of a two-part series. Read Part 1 Every profession has its symbols of success. For opera singers, it’s performing […]

New Fetal Genetics Test: Less Risk, More Controversy

The full genetic code of a fetus has been cracked. The technique, used by scientists at the University of Washington, […]

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