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Decoding Secret Communication Between Plants

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A new study in Science says that certain parasitic plants spy on their hosts through RNA exchanges.

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Bridging the Rift: Oculus' Answer to Virtual Reality

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Technological and design innovations inside the Oculus Rift make virtual reality poised for a mass-market debut.

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App Chat: Being Social Without Leaving a Trace

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A growing number of apps allow users to post ephemeral or anonymous messages—and they're catching on quickly with millennials.

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Sylvia Earle’s ‘Mission Blue’

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle bears witness to troubling changes in our oceans in the documentary Mission Blue.

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Food Failures: Concocting Condiments

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Culinary scientist Ali Bouzari dips into the chemistry behind condiments, from hot sauce to mustard.

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Close-Up With a Comet

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft is the first probe to orbit a comet.

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Is Healthy Soil the Low-Tech Solution to Climate Change?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

In her book The Soil Will Save Us, writer Kristin Ohlson concludes that the low-cost, low-tech solution to climate change may be directly underfoot—in healthy soil.

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Close Your Eyes and Listen to the Night Sky

Thursday, August 07, 2014

If the bright “supermoon” drowns out the Perseid meteor shower this year, why not listen for meteors instead?

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Can Science Build a Better Piano?

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Scientists have created a 3D acoustical scan of the piano's resonance—and say it could help refine the art of piano-making.

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Algorithm Turns Everyday Objects Into Microphones

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Sound waves trigger tiny vibrations in objects. By studying the vibrations, researchers can recreate the sounds that caused them.

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Giving Viruses a License to Kill...Cancer

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Scientists transform common viruses like measles and herpes into potential cancer treatments.

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"Lucy" Debunked

Thursday, August 07, 2014

A neurobiologist reveals sci-fi thriller Lucy’s neuroscience bloopers.

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Behind the Scenes at the City Morgue

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Forensic pathologist Judy Melinek’s memoir Working Stiff goes behind the scenes at the New York City morgue.

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Can an Experimental Therapy Be Used to Treat Ebola?

Thursday, August 07, 2014

A look at the experimental therapy used to treat two Americans who were infected with Ebola.

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Listening In on Elephant ‘Mating Pandemonium’

Thursday, August 07, 2014

In a “mating pandemonium” event, a group of elephants roar after a pair of elephants mate.

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How Ultramarathons Affect the Heart, Blood, and Brain

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Exercise scientists Tamara Hew-Butler and Greg Whyte talk about how the body changes after dozens of hours in motion.

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Can Animals Go Mad?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

From depressed dogs to anxious gorillas, author Laurel Braitman explores mental illness in animals.

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Can’t Stop Worrying? Blame It on Your Habenula

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The habenula is a pea-sized part of the brain that tracks our expectations of negative events.

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Tapping Into Musical Memory

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A new documentary, Alive Inside, exposes the connections between music and memory.

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Will Big Data Answer Big Questions on Health?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Google's latest big idea is called "Baseline Study"—an effort to catalog the DNA of thousands of healthy people, along with their blood, urine, saliva, breath, and tears.

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