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Dental Care for Autistic Children10/21/14
Catherine Saint Louis talks about some strategies for getting children on the autism spectrum cared for at the dentist’s office.
A View of the Cosmos Through History
Michael Benson talks about his new book “Cosmigraphics,” which surveys 4,000 years of how humans have pictured the universe — and their place in it.
A new study reviewed videotapped police interrogations of teenagers and found some disturbing issues.
The Amazing, Mysterious Giraffe
Giraffes exhibit some surprisingly complex behavior. They are silent in the wild; female giraffes form girlfriend cliques; giraffes have circulatory systems like fighter pilot suits; and they have neck fights.
How the Brain Tells You Where You Are
In April 2013, David Corcoran interviewed Edvard and May-Britt Moser who were awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering “an inner GPS, in the brain,” that makes navigation possible for virtually all creatures.
Sprites in the Electric Skies
Thomas Ashcraft is probably one of the few people in the world who has captured hundreds of sprites, transient luminous events that are as ephemeral as they are beautiful, dancing around thunderstorms in the night sky.
Climate Change, Crops and the United Nations Summit
This is a big week in climate. Justin Gillis, a Times reporter, talks about crop research meant to help agriculture adapt in the face of global warming and what to expect from this week’s United Nations summit in New York City.
Science of Stem Cells
There is much hope and enthusiasm behind stem cell therapy. However, the science still has catching up to do.
Off Drugs and on Sugar
Rehabilitation facilities are finding that patients sometimes replace narcotics with junk food.
Rice Has a Microbiome
When we talk about the microbiome, we’re usually talking about the one inside humans. It turns out there are small worlds of bacteria helping to guide the health of plants as well.
Old Moon, New Surprises
You might stare up at the supermoon tonight and think that astronomers figured out all the lunar secrets decades ago. You would be very wrong.
Giving Robots That Human Touch, How Trees Really Work, Low Carb Versus...
Robots may already think faster than we do, but they are just starting to be able to move like us; one researcher has set out to prove an 84-year-old hypothesis about how trees move nutrients around; a lower-carb, higher-fat diet may be better for you...
AIDS in South Africa, Airships Revisted, Animal Grammar
Progress against an epidemic may be in peril; a search for a cheaper way to view space is on; scientists discover a mathematical model behind animal language.
See-Through Sea Creatures, Update on Ebola, Saving Lemurs
Looking into the open ocean for animals who protect themselves by staying clear of danger; what we know about the Ebola outbreak raging through West Africa; Patricia Wright is a lemur expert who has spent decades in Madagascar protecting them.
First on Earth to See Ebola
Dr. Frederick Murphy was the first person to photograph and study Ebola up close in 1976. He reflects on disease he has come to know over the last 38 years.
Wild Dogs, Sexual Harassment in Science, Light That Alters Appetite
African wild dogs hunt in selfless packs to take down big game; a survey finds that female scientists still face sexism in the workplace; researchers use blue light to turn off hunger in mice.
Buzzing Mars, Darwin’s New Finch, Tegu Takes Florida
Comet Siding Spring closes in on Mars; Galapagos scientists watch Darwin’s finches evolve in real time; the tegu, an invasive lizard species, has found a comfortable home in the sunshine state.
Nabbing a Giant Flea, Treasure From the Deep, Tingling to Sleep
Join the hunt for the world’s largest flea; a salvage mission has retrieved historical relics and wealth from the bottom of the sea; starting to look with a scientific eye at A.S.M.R., tingling bodily sensations that some people experience after...
Psychiatric Research Revival, Second Thoughts About Consciousness,...
A family pledges one of the largest private gifts ever for scientific research; why we may never have all the pieces necessary for a theory of everything; sleep apnea tests can now be taken from the comfort of your bed.
A Mysterious Organ, Virtual Reality Sickness and Practices Makes ......
Scientists begin to shed light on the placenta, an important organ that we rarely think of; virtual reality companies work out the kinks in their immersive worlds; research shows that practice may not be as important as once thought.
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