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Size Matters--for Heart Monitors

The same technological advances that shrank telephones miniaturized heart monitors, with far-reaching implications for heart health.

February 12, 2016 — Eliene Augenbraun and David Sherman MD

Space Junk Litters the Solar System

The remains of human space exploration are strewn across the solar system, from dozens of dead spacecraft abandoned on the moon to the comet lander Philae, declared out of contact last week...

February 8, 2016 — Lydia Chain and Jennifer Hackett

Fish on Evolution's Fast Track

After Alaska’s 1964 earthquake stranded salt water stickleback fish in freshwater ponds, it took just 50 years for them to evolve into happy pond dwellers.

February 2, 2016 — Lydia Chain

3-D Printed Trilobites

In his spare time, D. Allan Drummond, an assistant professor at the University of Chicago in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, fuses art and science to create lifelike trilobite sculptures...

January 26, 2016 — Eliene Augenbraun and D. Allan Drummond

Aviation Furniture: When Planes Come Home

A junkyard full of old airplanes turns out to be an artist’s playground. Several companies exist to turn historic old aircraft parts into seating, tables, picture frames, book shelves and any other piece of furniture you might imagine...

January 22, 2016 — Eliene Augenbraun

Richard Garriott's Cabinet of the Universe, Part 2: Earth Forms

In this episode of Richard Garriott's miniseries, he shows us how Earth formed, how remnants of that formation still wander the solar system and how our planet came to be covered by oceans.Next week: Life on Earth Begins...

January 5, 2016 — Eliene Augenbraun and Lee Billings

Richard Garriott's Cabinet of the Universe, Part 1: The Big Bang

Richard Garriott, video game developer and space entrepreneur, explains how he and his wife collected enough artifacts to illustrate the entire history of the universe. In this video he takes us back to the very beginning...

December 23, 2015 — Eliene Augenbraun and Lee Billings
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The Essential Guide to the Modern World

The Essential Guide to the Modern World