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Caption: Expansion of the ventral grooved blubber during a fin whale lunge., Credit: University of British Columbia
Baleen whales have rubbery nerves that allow them to stretch to twice their length when they feed.

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  • Added: May 08, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Measles vaccination in Ethiopia., Credit: UNICEF Ethiopia Creative Commons License BY-NC-ND 2.0, via flickr
The measles vaccine protects the immune system from other infectious diseases.

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  • Added: May 08, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The skin of a newly discovered frog species transitions from spiny to smooth in a matter of minutes depending on its background.

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  • Added: Mar 27, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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2014 Science Breakthroughs of the Year: The rise of the pint-sized satellite.

  • Added: Dec 21, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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Virtual “bodyswapping” helps people set aside unconscious biases towards others.

  • Added: Dec 21, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: SEM of MRSA, Credit: (Janice Carr/Deepak Mandhalapu/M.H.S./CDC)
Researchers are testing a vaccine against life-threatening antibiotic resistant bacteria.

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Researchers make new inroads into preventing age-related diseases.

  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Caryn Lerman, Ph.D. led the MRI study of smoker's brains., Credit: Caryn Lerman (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Brain scans can predict a quitter’s likelihood of smoking again.

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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Caption: Chemical structure of fructose., Credit: (That kiwi guy/Wikipedia)
Does the sugar fructose fool us into eating more calories than we need?

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Yaupon tea is brewed from the leaves of Ilex vomitaria., Credit: Mary Vaux Wolcott
Can you get a caffeine fix without growing your carbon footprint?

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  • Added: Nov 28, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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You can thank fruit flies for your favorite wine’s fruity “nose”.

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: A 17 cm carved stone figurine shown inside the SEM chamber ready for non-destructive imaging and analysis, Credit: (Timothy Rose/Smithsonian)
Modern technology reveals ancient techniques used in the production of purloined antiquities.

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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When children are adopted internationally, the first language they hear as babies may not be entirely lost.

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A brainwave-triggered implant which could potentially turn on genes controlling the production of therapeutic proteins., Credit: March Folcher/ETH Zurich
Could brainwaves one day trigger an implant that stops epilepsy and chonic pain episodes before they begin?

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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Caption: A black forest female Aedes aegypti formosus (left) bites animals and a brown domestic female Aedes aegypti (right) bites humans. , Credit: Photo credit: Lindy McBride
Thousands of years ago, the mosquitoes that now transmit dengue fever made the switch from biting forest animals to seeking out humans.

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Brain scans reveal our political leanings.

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The practice of cheesemaking goes back many centuries in various cultures around the world. (A page from the 14th century Medieval handbook Taccuino Sanitatis from the Biblioteca Casanatense in Rome, Italy)
Central Europeans developed a dairying culture at least 4,000 years before they evolved the ability to digest milk.

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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Caption: Goodfellow's tree-kangaroos inhabit the rainforests of New Guinea., Credit: (Liquid Ghoul/Wikipedia)
Tree kangaroos hop up trees instead of swinging through them like monkeys.

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  • Added: Oct 28, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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Caption: Mary Mallon, aka "Typhoid Mary, Credit: From the The New York American newspaper, dated June 20, 1909.
Learning about the immune system from people who catch germs but don’t get sick.

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Heightened curiosity about one subject primes people to learn less interesting information as well.

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  • Added: Oct 11, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Isaac Cann, Credit: L. Brian Stauffer
Human gut microbes could break down grasses into sugars for biofuel production.

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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An early intervention for autism shows promise for helping babies who have not yet been diagnosed with the condition.

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Using origami techniques to make real life Transformer robots.

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Researchers are developing a technique to attack cancer cells with animal venoms.

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Did now-banned pesticides contribute to the obesity epidemic?

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2014
  • Length: 01:05
  • Purchases: 3