October 31, 2011 It began with a "poetree" — an ornately-crafted paper sculpture left in the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh. Next was a paper dragon. Who was leaving these cryptic messages around town?
October 28, 2011 This is a weekend of things that go boo in the dark, so here's a little bit of boo (which turns into a love story between a skeleton and a beautiful maiden). They meet — or have they already met? — in a famous bookstore in Paris.
October 24, 2011 When a kid chooses his or her first sports team, who or what in their life most influences the choice? Is it family? Is it friends?
Chef Jose Andres at his avant garde Minibar restaurant in Washington. Andres' experiments with gelatins have helped make him one of the most innovative chefs in the country.
October 21, 2011 Gelatins turn liquids into solids, and can make cream-based dishes into a lighter, more flavorful affair by eliminating the need for heavy, flavor-distorting fats, says Spanish-born restaurateur and top chef Jose Andres.
October 20, 2011 What do Winnie the Pooh and Sigmund Freud have in common? Here's a hint: The answer is "right" under their noses.
October 18, 2011 Out of this world, or close to home? These "galaxies" may not be what they seem, so fire up your telescope and stir up your imagination.
October 14, 2011 The origins of a stash of 220-million-year-old, 40-plus-foot-long ichthyosaur bones at a Nevada site have long puzzled paleontologists. Paleontologist Mark McMenamin explains his controversial theory that the bones were put there by a giant, ancient octopus-like creature.
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Language drives Johnson's art since her illness, as depicted in her piece called Enthusiastic, created in 2009.
October 12, 2011 In 2007, artist Lonni Sue Johnson contracted viral encephalitis, leading to severe brain damage and amnesia. But language and crossword puzzles have unlocked Johnson's ability to remember how to play the viola and create simpler, childlike art — and that intrigues scientists at Johns Hopkins University.
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October 12, 2011 One night, somewhere where they won't say where, a food anarchist named Mike Lee got 40 people to perform a daring experiment in food camouflage.
October 10, 2011 Child advocate Gary Stangler is the executive director of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative. He's hoping to use research about the incomplete brain development of e18-year olds to extend services for foster children up to age 21. He and guest host Tony Cox discuss how the emerging science about brain development may affect foster care. Also joining the conversation is Sixto Cancel, a college student who's been in and out of foster care since he was 11 months old.
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October 10, 2011 Under most laws, young people are recognized as adults at age 18. But emerging science about brain development suggests that most people don't reach full maturity until the age 25. Guest host Tony Cox discusses the research and its implications with Sandra Aamodt, neuroscientist and co-author of the book Welcome to Your Child's Brain.
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October 10, 2011 Attention all deer! As hunting season approaches, please be aware that the guy who's about to shoot you may be invisible. Just as some animals try to blend into their environments, so do people and machines (even warships!) — but we do it with the help of high-tech camouflage technology.
October 7, 2011 Steve Jobs, co-founder and longtime CEO of Apple Inc., passed away this week at the age of 56. Technology writer Steven Levy, author of the book Insanely Great remembers the life and contributions of the technology titan, from pioneering personal computers to the iPhone.
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October 5, 2011 Some of us use kilometers to measure distances, while others prefer miles, but if you are exactly 5'7" you could just use your body — if you know smoots.
October 3, 2011 It's 1940. The Nazis have taken Copenhagen, and physicist Niels Bohr has just hours, maybe minutes, to make two Nobel Prize medals disappear.
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