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Stories by John Pavlus

The Game of Life

Bringing joysticks and scoreboards into our daily routine may be the key to making us better people

November 17, 2010 — John Pavlus

The Monitor, ep. 14--Summer Awesomeness

Like a summer blockbuster, this episode is full of thrills--magnets that turn off a reporter's ability to speak; indestructible unmanned aerial vehicles; and more...

June 19, 2008 — Christie Nicholson, John Pavlus and Christopher Mims

The Monitor, ep. 13--Colossal Squid, Narwhals and Improvisational Robotics

Scientists dissect the world's largest invertebrate; narwhals unseat polar bears as the most endangered mammal in the Arctic; introduced lizards underwent superfast evolution; and a new way to program robots that encourages them to improvise solutions to real-world problems...

May 6, 2008 — John Pavlus, Christie Nicholson and Christopher Mims

The Monitor ep. 12--Autism and Video Games

Are video games linked to autism? Are we the only intelligent life in the galaxy? Is PETA's X Prize for artificial meat going to work?

April 30, 2008 — John Pavlus, Christie Nicholson and Christopher Mims

The Monitor Ep. 9 - Rake-Using Rodents and Olympic Doping Cheats

This week's science news video roundup includes rodents joining the club of tool users, Olympians with a gene that lets them beat doping tests, suspended animation via hydrogen sulfide and a network of earthquake-detecting laptops...

April 8, 2008 — John Pavlus, Christie Nicholson and Christopher Mims
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