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Adam Cole

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'That's What Hubble Can See': A Tribute To The Space Telescope

Thursday, April 23, 2015

NPR has this tribute to the Hubble Space Telescope — a parody of Iggy Azalea's "Trouble."

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Kitchen Science: We Used Peeps To Calculate The Speed Of Light

Monday, April 13, 2015

There's a new use for those stale Easter marshmallows you still have lying around: calculating a constant that governs the universe.

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Could A Quokka Beat A Numbat? Oddsmakers Say Yes

Friday, March 06, 2015

In "Mammal March Madness," you win or die. No basketball in this tournament — it's a simulated survival-of-the-fittest game set up by evolutionary biologists. The battle cry? Mammals suck ... milk!

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Science-Based Artist Gives Celebrity Tortoise A Second Life

Monday, March 02, 2015

Lonesome George was the last surviving member of his species and a conservation icon. When the tortoise died, taxidermist George Dante set out to preserve his body, and his legacy.

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A Musical Memorial For The Face Of Extinction

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Lonesome George was the last of his subspecies of giant tortoise from the Galapagos. For decades scientists tried to find him a mate, but he died alone. NPR's Adam Cole offers this elegiac tribute.

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The Mystery Of The Missing Martins

Thursday, December 04, 2014

In Skunk Bear's latest video, join the search for an enormous flock of missing songbirds, and learn some bizarre facts about Shakespeare and Doppler radar along the way.

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VIDEO: You Don't Know Jack-O'-Lanterns

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Explore the guts and glory of pumpkin science with Skunk Bear's latest video.

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VIDEO: Glimpse The History Of Life In A Beer

Friday, October 03, 2014

It took more than a billion years of evolution to yield the biology behind a beer. Here, we bring you a video celebration of the science in a cold one.

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Everything Dies, Right? But Does Everything Have To Die? Here's A Surprise

Friday, September 26, 2014

Meet two animals. Both are teeny. Both live in water. Both mature extra fast. But while one dies in about a week, the other — well, prepare to be amazed.
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Everything Dies, Right? But Does Everything Have To Die? Here's A Surprise

Friday, September 26, 2014

Meet two animals. Both are teeny. Both live in water. Both mature extra fast. But while one dies in about a week, the other — well, prepare to be amazed.

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How Do You Lose A Half-Million Birds?

Sunday, July 27, 2014

For the past 25 years, a giant flock of purple martins has gathered in Lake Murray, S.C., in late July. This year, they didn't show up.

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Handmade Signs From Homeless People Lead To Art, Understanding

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Artist Willie Baronet is on a 24-city, 31-day trek across the country this month, buying handmade signs from homeless people. He says the project has changed the way he views homelessness.

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Dialing Back Stress With A Bubble Bath, Beach Trip And Bees

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Socializing topped the list of stress reducers for those dealing with a great deal of stress, according to an NPR poll. Prayer, meditation, exercise and playing with pets were also common responses.

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What Does Sound Look Like?

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

A clever photography trick allows you to see the invisible: the rising heat from a lighter, the turbulence around airplane wings, the plume of a sneeze ... and even sound waves.

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Trapping And Tracking The Mysterious Snowy Owl

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

This winter's unexpected arctic bird invasion has given owl researchers a rare opportunity. They're fitting a few of the errant owls with GPS backpacks to track their return to the Arctic.

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From Aztecs To Oscars: Popcorn's Beautiful, Explosive Journey

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Long before it fueled moviegoers, popcorn helped lay the foundation for the Aztec empire. In our video, we look at popcorn under a microscope, where the rock-hard kernel's fluffy secret is revealed.

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We Have A Science Tumblr, And Its Name Is 'Skunk Bear'

Monday, January 13, 2014

Follow Skunk Bear for quirky animations, intriguing videos, illustrations, GIFs, behind-the-scenes radio moments, dispatches from the intersection of science and culture, homemade lava recipes, underwater operas, and fascinating graphs hastily scrawled on napkins. It's all about science.

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Tree-Incarnation: Christmas Trees Return To Nature (A Poem)

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Americans buy about 30 million live trees every year. Many end up as mulch, but in some communities they help rebuild dunes, create fish habitat and feed zoo animals. Hear the story of arborial resurrection in anapestic tetrameter.

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Catch The Geminid Meteor Shower Tonight

Friday, December 13, 2013

This year's shower might serve up more than a hundred shooting stars every hour, but the bright streaks could be washed out by a nearly full moon.

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To Understand A Russian Fireball, Physicists Turn To YouTube

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Hundreds of videos captured the flight of a fiery meteor over the city of Chelyabinsk in central Russia last winter. Now scientists have used those videos to help calculate the force of the blast and to triangulate the meteor's path.

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