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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Conservationists around the world are using a new kind of field equipment. It can navigate difficult terrain, detect tiny chemical samples, and ... wag its tail. Detection dogs are teaming up with humans to study rare, endangered and invasive organisms.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Scientists are always looking for a more accurate answer to the question, "What time is it?" Now they've built the most precise atomic clock yet — but it's not just telling time. It has the potential to investigate the accuracy of the General Theory of Relativity.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
The program is part of a national push for science education among minorities. A U.S. Department of Commerce study found that blacks and Latinos are half as likely as whites to have a job in science or engineering.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
The dose of radiation an astronaut would experience on a trip to Mars is higher than the annual limit set for workers at nuclear power plants. But Mars enthusiasts say the radiation threat isn't high enough to cancel the trip.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Our closest relatives, chimpanzees and gorillas, breast-feed their offspring for several years. Some baby orangutans nurse until they are 7 years old. Researchers found a way to test ancient teeth for clues about when humans cut nursing short.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Scientists have discovered water that was sealed in Canadian bedrock for nearly half of Earth's history. It may contain the descendants of ancient microbes. The discovery could give scientists new insights into early life on Earth and inform the search for life on other planets.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Millions of basketball fans will fill out NCAA tournament brackets this week and try to correctly predict the outcomes of every game. The chances of succeeding are about 1 in 150 quintillion. A group of computer scientists are trying to beat those odds by writing programs that learn to pick winners.
Friday, March 08, 2013
Most animals leave their home turf when they reach adulthood to avoid competing with relatives. But here's an exception: More than three decades of dogged research shows that prairie dogs are more likely to disperse when all of their family members are gone.
Thursday, March 07, 2013
For more than a century, neurons have been the superstars of the brain. Now researchers say that when they placed human versions of another type of brain cell into mice brains, the mice grew up to be faster learners. This supports the hypothesis that these glial cells — and not just better-known neurons — play an important role in learning.