Science Out Of The Box Why does the shower curtain cling to us? What do all the gizmos on a utility pole do? Did you ever stop to ponder the many varieties of manhole covers? An ongoing weekend series from All Things Considered focuses on the scientific miracles behind the mundane vistas of everyday life.

Bat Winters in D.C., to Delight of Urban Dwellers

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Scientists Seek Cause of Mysterious 'Rogue' Waves

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'Animal, Vegetable, Fungi' Lesson Revised

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Why Do Cats Purr?

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Baseball Humidor Aids Fair Play in Denver

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Solving the Mystery of the Disappearing Turtles

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Alternative Energy from Space Solar Panels

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Americans Flunk Self-Assessment

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Study: Lefties Rare in Victorian England

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L'Engle's Fiction Inspired Real Science

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Breaking Down the, Uh, Blunders of Speech

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California Looks to Desalination for Water Woes

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