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The Science of Thanksgiving

The answers to all your questions about the big bird: Does turkey make you sleepy? What's the difference between white and dark meat? And, stories about the bird itself

Tiny Technology and Talking Turkey

In this episode, Scientific American's "SA 50" research leader of the year, MIT's Angela Belcher, discusses her work using viruses and other organisms to help create nanoelectronics. Animal behaviorist and turkey expert Richard Buchholz brings us up to date on some turkey science...

November 22, 2006 — Steve Mirsky

Eat, Exercise and Be Merry

Research shows that people who write down what they are grateful for may exercise more. Rachel Mahan reports

November 24, 2008

Taming the Wild Turkey

Turkey expert Richard Buchholz explains how the bird on your table Thursday is much different from the ones they had at the first Thanksgiving

November 22, 2006

When the Virtual You Changes the Real You

Imagine a future where a digital you is influencing the real you; where a communicating clone can convince us to alter our decisions and behavior. Research underway at Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab has shown that our digital self can persuade our real self to exercise more...

November 22, 2007

2008 Gadget Guide presents some of this year's most exciting high-tech toys as well as gadgets to make the planet greener and inventions designed to deliver the most basic needs to developing countries...

November 18, 2008
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