Can a crew of scientists and volunteers armed with homemade trackers save sharks from extinction?
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For the first time since the 1970s, researchers are being allowed to study the potential medical properties of the most tightly controlled substances around. But it's not easy.
In his lab far from the scene of a crime, Skip Palenik forges unbreakable chains of evidence from dust & detritus. Let's watch the master at work.
Looking to boost your science smarts? First test your IQ organ, then follow our 6-point brain regimen. Soon you'll be crunching bogus claims and citing stats with the best.
If fear really is all in our heads, Joseph LeDoux thinks he can eliminate it. The first step is to block out our memories
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
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On the Labrador Sea, the scientific crew of the research vessel Knorr hunts for underwater storms, sinks a two-mile mooring--and gathers clues to the planet's fate
At McKinley Climate Lab, researchers create fearsome weather to test cars and planes.
It's a fact of the archaeological record: Modern humans survived and Neanderthals did not. Why? And what does it teach us about our own survival?
Our brains enjoy fear, but only in small, controlled doses.
The only thing to we have to fear is fear itself. Also suffocation.
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