February 29, 2012 The insect is so large — as big as a human hand — it's been dubbed a "tree lobster." It was thought to be extinct, but some enterprising entomologists scoured a barren hunk of rock in the middle of the ocean and found surviving Lord Howe Island stick insects.
February 27, 2012 It's almost like there's an image of us accumulating in that Cloud that will become an ever more vivid copy, with information we wouldn't tell our best friends, our family or our spouse. But the Cloud knows.
February 24, 2012 Photographer and videographer Edward Aites, of Seattle, submitted this time-lapse video to Science Friday. He looked at ice through a macro lens and cross-polarizing filters, and found a colorful, surprising landscape. This is ice like you've never seen it before.
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February 24, 2012 A privacy law taking shape in Argentina and the European community could fundamentally reshape how we think about Internet privacy and the sharing and reposting of content online.
February 21, 2012 When Bill Watterson stopped drawing "Calvin and Hobbes" in 1995, everyone noticed. But the brothers behind the webcomic "Pants Are Overrated" reprised the characters in a homage to Calvin, and added a new character, too.
February 17, 2012 Andrew Wellerstein is a mad bomber — but a careful, data-driven, history-minded mad bomber. The science historian's latest project gives you the fascinating, terrifying power to detonate.
February 16, 2012 If you count your direct ancestors backward through time, the further back you go, the more ancestors you have. But when you do the numbers, something queer happens.
February 14, 2012 Unappointed and spontaneously in their different ways, artists from all over the world are trying to remind us that coral reefs are in trouble and keep us from making things worse.
February 10, 2012 When you gaze into your sweetheart's eyes, look for enlarged pupils. Studies show that our pupils dilate when we feel strong emotions. Psychologist Bruno Laeng, of the University of Oslo, explains how scientists are using "pupillometry" and what pupil diameter suggests about mental activity.
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February 10, 2012 A gummy bearskin rug, you say? Graphic designer Brock Davis plays with food, but not like the rest of us.
Grigory Yefimovich Rasputin (1871 - 1916).
February 8, 2012 There are people who live long enough to create a link — a one-generation link — to figures from what feels like a distant past. And their presence among us shrinks history.
February 6, 2012 Suppose you're a robot. If you had a camera in your head, and you could watch a human doing a simple task, like bunching a pair of socks, could you, just by watching, learn to do it too?
February 5, 2012 The Super Bowl is probably the one time of year when any of us bother to pay attention to roman numerals. This year it's 46, otherwise written as XLVI. Just can't keep your numerals straight? Ian Chillag and Michael Danforth of NPR's podcast How Do You Do That explain the subtleties of Roman Numerals for the watchers of Super Bowl XLVI.
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February 5, 2012 Poet Wislawa Szymborska had an eye for the smallest, the gentlest, the hard-to-notice creatures on Earth and this week she bid them all adieu. Krulwich remembers Wislawa Szymborska.
February 3, 2012 Reporting in PLoS Biology, researchers write that they were able to correlate words a person was hearing to specific electrical activity in the brain. Study co-author neuroscientist Robert Knight discusses future applications of this research and concerns that it amounts to mental wiretapping.
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