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What Keeps Physicists Awake at Night?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Clara Moskowitz, an associate editor at Scientific American, talks about  the things that particle physicists most want answers to. Her article "5 Unanswered Questions That Will Keep Physicists Awake at Night” appears on Scientific American’s Observation blog.

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The Takeaway

Animal Behaviorist: We Will Have the Ability to Understand our Pets in the Next Decade

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

What would it be like if we could talk to the animals, and they could talk to us? For years, movies have played on this fantasy, often to comic effect. But Con Slobodchikoff isn’t just dreaming of talking to animals. He’s actually doing it. His big feat so far has been decoding the language of prairie dogs, which includes descriptive vocabulary words and sentence-like structures. If his work goes according to plan, we’ll all have the ability to understand what our pets are saying in the next decade, and to talk to them in return.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Botox

Friday, October 17, 2008

Botox is the most common cosmetic procedure in the U.S.. In addition to erasing wrinkles, it’s also sometimes used to treat migraines and excessive salivation, among other conditions. Find out what Botox is, and what the risks and benefits are. Dr. Paul Greene is Associate Professor of Neurology at Columbia ...

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