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Caption: Maverick's Choice
A genetic exploration of why cats can not taste sweet foods

  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 07:33
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The Atlantic razor clam, famous for its digging prowess, is a model for potentially useful robots.

  • Added: Apr 05, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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GPS devices on commercial flights could predict hurricanes.

  • Added: Apr 05, 2014
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Beaked whales set the record for the deepest and longest dives of any marine mammals.

  • Added: Apr 05, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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A 3-D hologram of a human cadaver brings med-school dissection to the 21st century.

  • Added: Apr 05, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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New guidelines could maximize transplant success by better matching donated kidneys with recipients.

  • Added: Mar 31, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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Satellites and unmanned aircraft could help shed light on the lives of one of the world’s most elusive eagles.

  • Added: Mar 31, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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A gel-like substance, packed between the nano-scale mineral crystals in bone, helps to keep it from shattering.

  • Added: Mar 31, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: The Cardsharps, 1594, Credit: Caravaggio
People’s unconscious reactions to liars and truth-tellers are more accurate than their conscious judgments.

  • Added: Mar 31, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Sea turtle, Credit: Copyright Caroline Rogers
A global perspective is needed to cut down on the unintentional casualties of commercial fishing.

  • Added: Mar 31, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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With wind turbines popping up all over the world, wind power is quickly becoming one of today's most popular renewable energy sources. But in the m...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Remember Pete Seeger's song, "Where have all the flowers gone?" He blamed their disappearance on young girls picking them. But with 8,000 flowers a...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Easing fossil fuel dependence involves more than energy-efficient cars and light bulbs. It also involves tofu. That's because scientists at the U.S...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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The road to a sustainable future could soon be paved with green concrete. Okay, not as enchanting as a road paved with gold. But since some 27,000 ...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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The good news, wildlife can adapt and thrive to urban living. The bad news, its fast food for foxes.

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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San Francisco's Project Open Hand is in a lot of hot water these days. About 170,000 gallons a year, to be exact. And it's heated by clean, non-pol...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2014
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Did you know bananas might soon slip into history? That's because from Paris to Peoria, we all eat only one variety, and it's vulnerable to a fungu...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2014
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You think gas is expensive? What about the price of platinum? Believe it or not, that's one of the things the automotive industry is looking at bef...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2014
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is killing fire ants using a method that sounds like it was inspired by the movie Alien. It involves using insec...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2014
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Isolated from the rest of the world for most of their existence, the Galapagos Islands are home to more unique plant species than almost any other ...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2014
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In today's Las Vegas, there's more than money that's green. The desert city's hotels and casinos are going green, as in environmentally friendly, b...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2014
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Midwestern settlers of yesterday would feel unsettled by what they'd see there today. They wouldn't recognize the forests for the trees.

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2014
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Okay, so you're out in the clear waters of Hawaii and notice that algae are smothering the beautiful coral reefs just below the surface. What's goi...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2014
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University of Calgary biology professor, Peter Dunfield, has been to hell and back looking for ways to keep methane gas out of the atmosphere.

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2014
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The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain. But near Serpa, in neighboring Portugal, the sun shines nearly all the time. This is why an internatio...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2014
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