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Hand Sanitizer May Increase BPA Absorption

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hand sanitizer and similar products could increase the amount of BPA absorbed by the skin.
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Meet ‘The Innovators’ Who Made the Digital Revolution

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Walter Isaacson’s The Innovators shows how the digital revolution was a team effort.
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Making a Meal From a Mouthful of Seawater

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A manta ray can filter 240 gallons of seawater per minute.
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Fossil Find Pushes Back Neanderthal-Human Mixing

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Researchers say a leg bone discovered in a Siberian river bank belongs to a man who lived some 45,000 years ago.
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You Observed...Everything

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Science Club meets to discuss your observations of the world around you, from spider habitats to lunar eclipses.
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Nerve Transplant Allows Paralyzed Man to Move Legs Again

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The pioneering treatment uses cells from the nasal cavity and strips of nerve from the ankle to repair a spinal injury.
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The 'First' Battle of Gas Versus Electric

Thursday, October 16, 2014

As plug-in electric vehicles struggle to carve out a slice of today's auto market, it's worth remembering the first such battle—at the turn of the 1900s.
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More Than Cornflakes

Thursday, October 16, 2014

John Harvey Kellogg and his brother, W.K., are known today for their most famous discovery—corn flakes—but invented many other health foods along the way.
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Rooting Out the Plant Microbiome

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Scientists are uncovering the importance of the plant microbiome for fighting off pathogens and increasing crop yields.
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Is Your ‘Priceless’ Painting a Fake? Better Ask a Scientist

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Techniques from physics and chemistry can help scientists and art historians sniff out art forgeries.
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Forensic Entomologists Hunt Down Insects to Help Catch Criminals

Thursday, October 16, 2014

To help piece together a crime scene, forensic entomologists examine the insects found in the area.
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Environmental Detectives Use Genetic Tools to Track Invasives

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A recently developed technique called "environmental DNA" allows invasive species trackers to get a time-sensitive fingerprint of which species are living where—including underwater.
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The Race to Contain, Rather Than Cure, Ebola

Thursday, October 09, 2014

With production of experimental treatments slow-going, rapid diagnostic testing could be the best bet for containing the ongoing Ebola outbreak.
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Taking the Temperature of Rising Seas

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Researchers are trying to better understand ocean water temperatures, which is an important factor in rising sea levels.
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Your Home, Your Bacteria

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The surfaces in a home reflect the distinct blend of bacteria that inhabit the people that live there.
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Is MSG Bad for Your Health?

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Four decades of scientific studies suggest the food additive MSG may not deserve its toxic reputation.
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How to Make Quark Soup

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Brookhaven National Laboratory cooks up tiny ephemeral batches of quark-gluon soup that are said to be the most "perfect" fluid ever discovered.
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How Did the Violin Get Its Shape?

Thursday, October 09, 2014

From its role in biological systems to cultural products, “shape is information that can tell us a story,” says biologist Dan Chitwood.
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Atul Gawande: On Being Mortal

Thursday, October 09, 2014

In his book Being Mortal, surgeon Atul Gawande argues that more medicine may not be better medicine in end-of-life care.
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Dance and Physics Collide in ‘Quantum’

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Choreographer Gilles Jobin took inspiration from the movements of physics for his piece Quantum.
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