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.

The Atomic Secrets of Accurate Time Keeping

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Getting a Charge Out of Manure and Seawater

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Science Finds One Use for Fruitcake: Blow It Up!

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Optical Illusion: Car Wheels Going 'Round

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Why Do Men Have Deeper Voices than Women?

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How Ants Bury Their Dead

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When Traffic Lights Make Us Stop and Think

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What's a Mammal?

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Does a Bit of Steel Get Rid of That Garlic Smell?

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Arggh, Why Does the Shower Curtain Attack Me?

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Previewing 'Science Out of the Box'

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