• ENCORE Wish you could ditch computers? There´s no escape button for that. Computers are not only a part of your daily grind, they may soon be a part of you. We´ll hear from the world´s first cyborg about why we should make nice in our
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  • Think small! Microbes are tinier than the dot at the end of this sentence, yet they can make humans sicker than dogs, dogs sicker than humans, jump from animal to human and keep scientists guessing when and where the next disease will appear. Discover how
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  • "Making space for everyone" could be NASA´s motto. But as commercial spaceships get ready to blast off, that populist idea is being tested. Space cowboys in the private sector say they´re the ones who can provide unfettered access to space, for tourists and scientists alike.
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  • ENCORE Aspirin and Old Lace? Okay, it would take a bottle full of pills in a glass of elderberry wine to really harm you, but aspirin can be deadly. So can too much of anything, including water. Dose is key in toxicology, after all, but
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  • Zombies, aliens, Bigfoot, oh my!! We´ve covered –“ or rather uncovered –“ them all and more on Skeptic Check, our monthly look of critical thinking. And now we´ve collected enough strange encounters to assemble a sordid retrospective of sorts. Sharpen your brain, it´s Skeptic Check,
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  • The tools of forensics have moved way beyond fingerprint kits. These days, a prosecutor is as likely to wave a fMRI brain scan as a smoking gun as “Exhibit A.” Discover what happens when neuroscience has its day in court. Meanwhile, research into the gold
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  • We all talk about the weather. And now scientists are doing something about it: providing more accurate warnings before big storms hit. Discover how smart technology –“ with an eye on the sky –“ is taking monster weather events by storm. Plus, why severe weather
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  • Anyone who does gardening knows that life is tough. It´s also ancient –“ the first living things appeared on this planet nearly as soon as our world was habitable. We consider life on real worlds –“ like Earth and Mars –“ as well as fictional
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  • During the great age of exploration men risked their lives to set foot upon unknown lands, whether in the humid jungles of Peru or on the barren ice cap of the South Pole. We´ll hear those dramatic tales… … but also where modern exploration is
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  • It´s been ten years since the fall of the Twin Towers, but some still believe that the attack was an inside job. They´re not the only ones to buy into a conspiratorial view of world events. Others deny President Obama´s American birth… link autism with
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