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(Refeed) Dual Epidemics Threaten Koalas

1 May 2014 at 12:00pm
Australia's koala population has been hit hard by two rapidly spreading diseases: chlamydia (a sexually transmitted infection) and a retrovirus similar to HIV. Scientists are working to develop vaccines, while lay citizens help care for sick koalas. Biologists say the epidemics, combined with oth... Read more...

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(Refeed) Surveillance City

17 Apr 2014 at 12:00pm
In this interview with The World's Marco Werman, NOVA Producer Miles O'Brien describes how surveillance footage played a key role in cracking the case of the Boston Marathon bombings. But as O’Brien discovered in the course of reporting the NOVA special “Manhunt—Boston Bombers,” other cities, esp... Read more...

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(Refeed) Deadly Crocodiles Down Under

3 Apr 2014 at 12:00pm
The residents of Australia's Northern Territory share their land with one of the deadliest predators on the planet—the saltwater crocodile. Getting humans and these fearsome reptiles to coexist isn't easy. But a government program called "Be Crocwise" is doing its best to keep the peace. For mor... Read more...

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(Refeed) Boosting Kids' Brain Power

27 Mar 2014 at 12:00pm
An Oxford University researcher will soon test whether applying an electric current to part of the brain can help children learn math—an effect previously demonstrated in adults. Parents are already lining up for access to the device. But is the technique safe? And is this an ethical way to impro... Read more...

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(Refeed) The Clever Dog Lab

20 Feb 2014 at 11:00am
What makes a dog bold or shy, eager or sullen? The Veterinary University of Vienna's Clever Dog Lab aims to find out with the help of some 600 Austrian dogs that owners volunteer for experiments. The results could improve the training and selection of dogs that serve society, from helping the dis... Read more...

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(Refeed) New Species in the Old World

12 Dec 2013 at 11:00am
The last place you'd expect to find a new treasure is where everyone has been looking for centuries. Yet in Europe, home to history's greatest taxonomists, professional scientists and amateurs are scouring the countryside for new species—and finding them at an astonishing rate. Funding for NOVA ... Read more...

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(Refeed) Gamers and Genomics

5 Dec 2013 at 11:00am
People around the world spend an estimated 3 billion hours playing computer games every week. That might seem like a colossal waste of time, but scientists are starting to harness some of that effort to solve vexing problems in biology. Take, for example, a game developed by a pair of scientists ... Read more...

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(Refeed) A Gene for Fish Order

22 Nov 2013 at 11:00am
British scientists have developed a genetic test for a disorder that causes people to emit an unusual body odor: The gene causes sufferers to smell like rotten fish. For those who have been ostracized—shunned by friends and unable to hold jobs because they are perceived as unhygienic—the test off... Read more...

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Gamers and Genomics

22 Aug 2013 at 12:00pm
People around the world spend an estimated 3 billion hours playing computer games every week. That might seem like a colossal waste of time, but scientists are starting to harness some of that effort to solve vexing problems in biology. Take, for example, a game developed by a pair of scientists ... Read more...

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Engineering Extra Senses

24 Jul 2013 at 12:00pm
Sight, sound, touch, smell, taste. We interact with the world and navigate through it thanks to our senses. But what if we could add to that repertoire? A British scientist and a small group of enthusiasts are exploring ways to do just that. For more global science stories, visit: http://www.wo... Read more...

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