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Piano Lessons Tune Up Language Skills

Six months of piano lessons can heighten kindergartners' brain responses to different pitches, and improve their ability to tell apart two similar-sounding words. Christopher Intagliata reports.

June 26, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

How Much Can We Know?

The reach of the scientific method is constrained by the limitations of our tools and the intrinsic impenetrability of some of nature's deepest questions

May 31, 2018 — Marcelo Gleiser

Memory Surprises

An Unforgettable Activity from Science Buddies

May 17, 2018 — Science Buddies and Sabine de Brabandere

Humans Evolved but Are Still Special

Brown University biologist and author Ken Miller talks about his new book The Human Instinct: How We Evolved to Have Reason, Consciousness and Free Will.

April 30, 2018 — Kenneth Miller and Steve Mirsky

Bad Audio Can Hurt a Scientist's Credibility

Listeners gave more credence to a scientist’s radio interview when the audio was good quality than they did to the same material when the audio was poor. Christopher Intagliata reports.

April 28, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata