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Send Ants to College

The North Carolina State University project School of Ants is looking for your help--and your ants. Karen Hopkin reports

July 29, 2011
Gout on the Rise as Americans Gain Weight

Gout on the Rise as Americans Gain Weight

Many researchers are proposing a link between the increasing number of gout sufferers in the U.S. and the expanding waistlines of adults

July 28, 2011 — Katherine Harmon

Project Squirrel

In addition to being interesting animals to watch, squirrels can tell us a lot about our local environment and how it is changing

July 28, 2011
Pop Star Psychology

Pop Star Psychology

Movies and TV shows can encourage risky behavior in children and teenagers, but teen idols have positive effects, too

July 28, 2011 — Sandra Czaja

Flying Mammal Pays Price for Glides

Accelerometer-equipped colugos showed that gliding is much faster than other ways through the treetops, but it costs more energy than strolling. Christopher Intagliata reports

July 28, 2011

Swimmer Plans on Electronics to Shake Sharks

Diana Nyad, veteran open-water distance swimmer, plans to swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys while being protected by an electronic device called Shark Shield. Larry Greenemeier reports

July 28, 2011

Nobel Laureate Avram Hershko: The Orchestra in the Cell

Nobel laureate Avram Hershko, who determined cellular mechanisms for breaking down proteins, talks about his research in a conversation recorded at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany. And Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina discusses the recent inaugural Google Science Fair

July 27, 2011 — Steve Mirsky

Test Tells Viral and Bacterial Infections Apart

A quick test using Luminol, famous for identifying blood traces on CSI, identifies a bacterial infection from a viral one, which won't respond to antibiotics. Cynthia Graber reports

July 26, 2011

FrogWatch USA

Learn about the wetlands in your community and help conserve amphibians by reporting the calls of local frogs and toads

July 26, 2011

Full Moon May Signal Rise in Lion Attacks

Lion attacks in Tanzania rise after the full moon, possibly because a waxing moon makes hunting difficult for the lions. Christopher Intagliata reports

July 25, 2011
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