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.

Elephant Seals Blanket California Beaches

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Revealing the Secrets in Concealer

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The Math of Folding Maps

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Naming Species Before They Disappear

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An Audio Postcard from Zero Gravity

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Life's Building Blocks May Have Been Ice Cubes

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Welcome to the Anthropocene Epoch

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Recognizing Your Inner Fish

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Rehydrate, Inject … Baby?

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The History and Science of Ice Skating

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Study: Are River Restoration Efforts Misguided?

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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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