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Lasers and Drones Help Preserve Ancient Temples

3-D digital preservation not only helps save the memories of historical sites, it also guides restoration projects after natural disasters, such as the earthquakes that damaged the temples of Bagan...

January 19, 2017 — Benjamin Meyers

This Itch Is Infectious

Many social animals start to feel itchy after watching one of their fellows scratch, and scientists now have a better understanding of why an itch can spread through a group.

March 9, 2017 — Lydia Chain

TV Remembers the First Nuclear Bomb Test

Manh(a)ttan re-creates the race to Trinity. Working near the original test site revealed personal stories from the dawn of the nuclear age to the show’s cast and crew. Photo courtesy of U.S...

December 15, 2015 — Benjamin Meyers

Chimps Want Us to Cook Their Food

You won’t see them on your favorite cooking show any time soon, but chimps prefer their food cooked and will bring items to be cooked before they eat them— Christopher Intagliata, Eliene Augenbraun, Benjamin Meyers...

June 16, 2015 — Eliene Augenbraun, Christopher Intagliata and Benjamin Meyers

The Math behind the Polls

When polls try to tease out what a group of people is thinking, what are they measuring and how can they go wrong?

November 29, 2016 — Lydia Chain

Corals Clash on the Ocean Floor

They may seem stationary to us, but corals are dynamic animals. In this film, researchers use time-lapse video to watch corals move along the ocean floor, unearth themselves when buried, and even attack each other for more real estate.“Lens of Time: Corals in Motion” was first published on bioGraphic and reproduced with permission...

August 26, 2016 — bioGraphic

Designer Probiotics for Cancer

New research on mice demonstrates a way to use designer bacteria as a non-invasive test for cancer.

October 2, 2015 — Cynthia Graber and Eliene Augenbraun

Juno Arrives at Jupiter

After a do-or-die engine burn the second spacecraft ever to orbit Jupiter is preparing to revolutionize our view of the giant planet 

July 4, 2016 — George Musser

YouTube's Rock Stars of Science Make a Splash at VidCon [Video]

Last week, 20,000 screaming fans swamped YouTube celebrities at the world ’ s largest online video conference in Anaheim, California . Alongside the young celebrity musicians, beauty gurus and pranksters, was an imposing lineup of science rock stars – scientists who have risen to Internet fame through their educational and personality-driven original content.    With tens of millions of views per video and hundreds of millions of views overall, these science YouTubers reach more young people today than Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson combined...

July 30, 2015 — Jayde Lovell
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