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What’s That Thing Hanging Outside My Bathroom Window? My Neighbor’s Drone

“Holy [expletive]! writes Joel Johnson, “I’ve got my own flying drone.” He’s so giddy, he can barely contain himself. “I’m […]

The Science Of Being ‘Top Dog’

“To compete well means to take risks that are normally constrained by fear,” Po Bronson tells NPR’s Michel Martin. Following […]

Spanish Test: Mediterranean Diet Shines In Clinical Study

Pour on the olive oil in good conscience, and add some nuts while you’re at it. A careful test of […]

Pediatricians Urged To Treat Ear Infections More Cautiously

Hoping to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use, the American Academy of Pediatrics Monday issued new guidelines for how doctors should diagnose […]

Ancient Chompers Were Healthier Than Ours

Prehistoric humans didn’t have toothbrushes. They didn’t have floss or toothpaste, and they certainly didn’t have Listerine. Yet somehow, their […]

Despite Lingering Drought, USDA Predicts A Flood Of Grain

Economists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, gazing into their crystal ball, see American farmers planting and harvesting huge amounts […]

Honey, It’s Electric: Bees Sense Charge On Flowers

Flowers are nature’s ad men. They’ll do anything to attract the attention of the pollinators that help them reproduce. That […]

Print Me An Ear: 3-D Printing Tackles Human Cartilage

An ear, unsurprisingly, is difficult to make from scratch. Ear cartilage is uniquely flexible and strong and has been impossible […]

Earth As Art: ‘How Did Nature Do That?’

Satellites are powerful tools. They beam our TV signals, phone calls and data around the planet. They help us spy, […]

Should We Prohibit Genetically Engineered Babies?

What if, before your children were born, you could make sure they had the genes to be taller or smarter? […]

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