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Fukushima Residents Return Despite Radiation
Environment

Fukushima Residents Return Despite Radiation

January 16, 2019 — Jane Braxton Little

Behavior & Society
Our Language Affects What We See
Behavior & Society

Our Language Affects What We See

January 15, 2019 — Catherine L. Caldwell-Harris, Ph.D.

Environment
Fukushima Residents Return Despite Radiation
Environment

Fukushima Residents Return Despite Radiation

January 16, 2019 — Jane Braxton Little

Behavior & Society
Our Language Affects What We See
Behavior & Society

Our Language Affects What We See

January 15, 2019 — Catherine L. Caldwell-Harris, Ph.D.

Biology
Ants Stick to Cliques to Dodge Disease
Biology

Ants Stick to Cliques to Dodge Disease

15 hours ago — Lucy Huang

Behavior & Society
How to Deal With People Who Talk Too Much
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How to Deal With People Who Talk Too Much

20 hours ago — Savvy Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen

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Ion Drive: The First Flight

Researchers from MIT have flown a plane with no moving parts for the first time. It is powered by an "ion drive" which uses high powered electrodes to ionise and accelerate air particles, creating an "ionic wind." This wind drove a five-meter-wide craft across a sports hall. Unlike the ion drives which have powered space craft for decades, this new drive uses air as the accelerant. The researchers say it could power silent drones. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on November 21, 2018. It is a Nature Video production.

November 26, 2018

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Fake Whiskeys and Octo-Ecstasy

Science Talk - January 14, 2019 - By Andrea Gawrylewski and Tanya Lewis28:18

Mistimed Migration Means Bird Death Battles

60-Second Science - January 13, 2019 - By Christopher Intagliata01:57

Monogamy May Be Written in Our Genes

60-Second Science - January 11, 2019 - By Karen Hopkin03:18

Seeing Superman Increases Altruism

60-Second Science - January 10, 2019 - By Lucy Huang02:57

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