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.

Scientist: Cooking Sets Us Apart From Apes

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Astronomer Sings Hubble Telescope's Praises

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Woolly Mammoth Opens Doors For Researchers

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Finding The North Pole On Thin Ice

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Levitation Toys Really Test Brain Power

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My Life As A Human Guinea Pig

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Wooing A Blood-Thirsty Vampire Fish

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Kindle's New Voice Is Almost Human

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It's Shocking, But You Eat It

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Playstation 3: A Discount Supercomputer?

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Cotton Candy, A Medical Wonder?

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3-Million-Year-Old Skeleton Gets CT Scan

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Reading Creates 'Simulations' In Minds

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