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For Lab Mice, The Medical Advances Keep Coming

When scientists want to test new therapies for cancer or heart disease, they frequently turn to mice for help. For […]

The Perfect Champagne Pour: It’s A Science, Not An Art

Here’s something to impress — or annoy — your friends this New Year’s Eve: the science behind the champagne pour. […]

Debunked Science: Studies Take Heat In 2011

2011 may go down as the year of the retraction in the scientific world. Among the highly publicized discoveries that […]

My New Year’s Is 62 Million Times Bigger Than Yours, Said The Man From Beijing

The New Year comes, of course, at midnight. But because we have different time zones, we have many different midnights […]

The Wisdom Of Trees (Leonardo Da Vinci Knew It)

Hurricanes topple plenty of trees, but when you think about it, the more amazing thing is that many trees can […]

Trees In Trouble: Grim Future For Frankincense

The original Christmas presents were gold, frankincense and myrrh. That’s what wise men brought to the baby Jesus, according to […]

What A Good (If Slightly Weird) Boy Wants For Christmas

Homer Simpson knows the problem. What do you give to someone who lives abnormally? Outside ordinary categories? Well, English muffins […]

Myth Busting: The Truth About Animals And Tools

A wasp uses a pebble as a hammer. An octopus carries around a coconut shell to hide in. A shrike […]

Let’s Weigh The Internet (Or Maybe Let’s Not)

It’s an odd question, but the answer is startling. A few years ago, a physicist named Russell Seitz asked himself, […]

After 25 Years In Woman’s Stomach, A Pen Still Writes

You might have heard about the case on Wednesday’s Morning Edition. Twenty-five years ago, a British woman who saw a […]

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