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Icky and itchy, yes, but lice hold important clues to our evolution in their DNA.

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The shock wave from a supernova may have triggered the formation of our sun and planets five billion years ago.

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One woman's 30-year relationship with an African gray parrot transformed our understanding of bird intelligence.

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Hold your fork—octopuses and other mollusks are more intelligent than you may think.

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These brainy marine mammals can "read," plan ahead, and communicate in astounding ways.

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Meet an extraordinary Border collie and other dogs that are changing our view of canine intelligence.

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A neuroscientist finds inventive ways to study the brain—like sending test subjects into free-fall.

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Using magnetic wands, researchers can control the brain functions of human subjects and treat depression.

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Neuroscientists join Penn and Teller to explore why humans are so easily fooled by magic tricks.

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Medical researchers and ER doctors are testing therapies that cool down patients to save their lives.

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Meet Katharine Hayhoe, a Research Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas Tech University. In addition to doing cutting-edge research on climate change, Katharine is also a "climate change evangelist." She recently wrote a book about climate change targeted toward the evangelical Christian ...
Computer scientist Jason Leigh has a novel way of achieving immortality—creating a lifelike avatar of himself.

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Meet Alan Sage, a finalist in Intel's Science Talent Search who recently began his first year as an undergraduate at Yale. Alan's research into the "root memory" of plants may have an impact on future Alzheimer's treatments. In his spare time, Alan writes poetry and raps fiercely.

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A gene called FOXO may be a real elixir of longevity. Can all of us harness its power?

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Meet Emily Whiting, a Ph.D. student at MIT who explores the intersection of architecture, structural engineering, and computer graphics. Using her studies of Gothic cathedrals and other very old buildings, Emily creates animations that help guide the efficient and effective creation of new buildings. ...
Irv Gordon has driven his 1966 Volvo more than 2.7 million miles. But don't ask if you can drive it yourself.

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A daredevil engineer born in India now drives NASA's Mars rovers.

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Meet Dave Sulzer, a neuroscientist at Columbia University who studies how different parts of the brain communicate with each other and what impact these processes could have in treating diseases. An accomplished musician in his own right, Dave conducts the "largest orchestra in the world," the Thai Elephant ...
How do you keep food fresh on a three-year round-trip to Mars? NASA scientist-chefs are cooking up some ideas.

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Today's suits are notoriously bulky. MIT's Dava Newman is out to change that with a radical, and sleek, new design.

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